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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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I am hooked

I must admit that I am shameless when it comes to never turning down an opportunity to talk about community colleges or about my own college, CCBC.  After 52 years of serving as a community college professional, these institutions are a part of me; that magical “open door” mission is in my blood.  And why would you ever stop doing…

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Topping it off!

On July 2, CCBC celebrated another strand of what has become a recurring theme for us over the past decade: celebrating a milestone in the launch of another new building.  We cheered the “topping off,” or the placement of the final beam, on the steel frame of the structure soon to be known as the Carol Diane Eustis Center for…

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Keeping Campuses Safe

Although the perception of America’s colleges as tranquil oases of learning may have always been little more than a fanciful image, a harsh reality faces every community college president today.  We are confronted with a challenge framed by a simple question: How do we keep our campuses safe? Whether the weapons wielded by potential attackers are high powered rifles or…

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