For most of us, this year’s holiday season is nothing like any we have ever experienced. It closes out a year filled with apprehension and uncertainty, but one marked by impressively high levels of teamwork, innovation and achievement.

If 2020 has shown us anything, it is that our CCBC community is resilient, creative, determined and caring. Most of all, caring. We are at our best when we look out for each other, help those who are struggling, and lean on the ones who care for us.

This year’s gatherings might be smaller, with more shopping done “online” and less standing “in line,” but our collective holiday spirit is just as strong. You will not find a better demonstration of the joy and wonder of the season than in this year’s engaging and inventive CCBC holiday greeting, featuring many talented members of our college family.

I send you my best wishes for a wonderful holiday season, and a safe, healthy and peaceful New Year.