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in Celebrations, Community, Community college, Donors, Equity, higher education, Partners, Scholarships, Students

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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in Community, Community college, Holiday, Students

Wishing You a Joyful Holiday Season

In the spirit of the holiday season, I extend heartfelt best wishes to all who lend their energy and wisdom to fuel our nation’s community colleges, their students, and their communities. Good things happen every day at the hundreds of community college across the country, making these institutions the strong and dynamic institutions they are today. Having finally emerged this…

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in Celebrations, Commemoration, Community college, Events, Holiday, Students, Veterans

Paying Tribute to Veterans

Several weeks ago, my family and I journeyed to France to follow the trails of the great French battlefields of World Wars I and II: Verdon, Dunkirk, The Normandy Beaches. It was cold; it was rainy, reminiscent of the conditions in which those battles were likely fought. Millions died on these fields, memorialized now in neat rows of white crosses…

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in Business, Community, Community college, Faculty, higher education, Safety, Students

COVID-19: Living with our new reality

Most of us thought that the leadership challenge of deftly handling a pandemic would linger only as a bad memory, a bruising, once in a lifetime moment, something to tell our grandchildren. Fraught with institutional and domestic challenges, COVID-19 has become so much more than that; it has changed the way we live, the way we think and the way…

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in Business, Community, Community college, Equity, Events, higher education, Partners, Programs, Students

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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