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Empowering Futures: The Transformative Power of Philanthropy in Community Colleges

Years ago, when times were a bit hard, I used to say to my children “It’s OK, we’re tough, we’ll get through this!” This outlook now permeates my role as a community college President who firmly believes that our sector of higher education is a miracle of resilience. We are so used to dealing with the challenge of hard times,…

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The Inaugural Introduction of the New White House National Cyber Director

As the always proud President of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), I stood even prouder last week as our college hosted a special event for the inaugural speech of the new White House National Cyber Director, Mr. Harry Coker. As this was the first time in CCBC’s 65 years that our college has been asked to host a…

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CCBC Partners with Comcast to Bridge the Digital Divide

On Thursday, September 7th I hosted a press conference to announce the launch of a Digital Navigator Program Supported by a $150,000 grant from Comcast. This program will connect trained students – Digital Navigators – with other CCBC students and Baltimore-area residents to help them access the internet, use devices, and obtain skills to bridge the digital divide. But the…

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Breaking the Student Debt Cycle: One Student; Two Institutions; One Experience

The collective student loan debt in the United States stands at a whopping $1.75 trillion. Many students who might like to earn a college degree are put off by the rising cost of tuition and the resultant dread of mounting student debt. Voting with their feet, they demand a reevaluation of higher education to create a sustainable and affordable pathway…

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Dual Enrollment: Earning College Credit in High School

Each year high school students excitedly graduate with the hopes of continuing their academic careers. With this excitement comes a great deal of worry as these students and their families struggle to afford the rising cost of college. However, in many school systems across the country, dual enrollment opportunities allow students to take courses at local community colleges, enabling them…

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Inspiring a generation

The generation raised on television’s CSI dramas and sophisticated detective work brings a much more mature awareness of the world of violence and crime than the more simple “shoot-em-up” cop shows of the past.  Recently, 80 high school freshmen and sophomores from four local high schools descended on CCBC Dundalk to grapple with the substantive issues of civics and law. …

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