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in Awards, Faculty, Inspiration, Leadership, Programs

“High Impact Practices” earns high praise

Every community college president enjoys earning bragging rights when his or her faculty or staff are rewarded with accolades for their good work in classrooms and service areas across the college.  So . . . today is my turn to brag!  The Community College of Baltimore County received the 2022 Bellwether Award in Instructional Programs and Services at the 28th…

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in Programs, Students, Workforce Development

Training our nation’s truckers

Once again, CCBC was in the national spotlight as Nora O’Donnell of CBS Evening News was filmed learning how to double clutch a 16-wheeler commercial truck at CCBC’s TradePoint Atlantic Transportation Center. There is a national shortage of truck drivers and a limited number of places where individuals can be trained. CCBC is one of 140 publicly funded schools nationwide…

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in Celebrations, Community, Programs, Uncategorized

Honoring our veterans

Each November, I am struck by the proximity between Veterans Day and the two fall events which precede it:  the anniversary of 9/11 and Election Day.  The extra special nature of 9/11 this year was the celebration of the 20th anniversary of an American catastrophe turned into American triumph.  Election Day, as it always does, reassures us – everyday Americans…

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in Community, Programs, Scholarships, Students

College Promise is an investment in communities

On June 1, 2019, CCBC will graduate 3,249 students, representing hundreds of new nurses, accountants, educators, counselors, computer technicians, and almost any other profession you might name.  These graduates are well prepared to enter the workplace or move on to one of our four-year partners to finish the credentialing job with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. Our faculty…

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in Community, Events, Programs, Students

Leaving a Legacy

About a decade ago, CCBC began to make its way through a $300 million capital agenda and we have been moving full steam ahead ever since. Our campuses are 60 years old. Sixty is not such a bad age for a person, but it is a terrible age for a building! Now we are in the process of steadily renovating,…

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in Business, Community, Events, Partners, Programs, Scholarships, Students

The making of a “promise”

Some of us returned from spring break to the delightful task of hosting a visit from Dr. Martha Kanter, Director of the National College Promise Campaign.  After our County Executive announced his proposal to fund the Baltimore County College Promise Program, Dr. Kanter proposed a visit to CCBC to give our Promise initiative national visibility as part of the celebration…

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in Community, Partners, Programs

10,000 Small Businesses

Because I have the privilege of serving as the president of the Community College of Baltimore County, I had a marvelous experience this summer. I shared the stage with philanthropists Warren Buffett and Michael Bloomberg as well as Maryland Governor Larry Hogan and Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh as the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative was announced in Baltimore. Goldman Sachs…

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