in Celebrations, Commemoration, Diversity, Equity, Events

Honoring Juneteenth

In celebration of Juneteenth, I started with a poignant statement from President Biden:  “Nations don’t ignore their most painful moments.  They confront them to grow stronger.” In honoring the recently minted holiday of Juneteenth, that is the sentiment we carried forward during our recognition. We celebrated the end of slavery in the United States in 1865, more than two years…

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in Celebrations, Health care, Workforce Development

Angels in comfortable shoes

Nurses across America have been officially recognized and celebrated for over 40 years.  Nurses Day has morphed into Nurses Week, and this year has extended into a month-long celebration focusing on the theme of “Nurses make a difference.” From an international perspective, the theme grows even larger:  “Nurses:  a voice to Lead – Invest in nursing and respect rights to…

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in Community, Sustainability, Uncategorized

Sustainability is a source of pride

Signs of sustainability, reinforcing the essence of Earth Day and Earth Week, can be found everywhere at CCBC.  You can park your car under a solar panel and plug into a charging station. Recycling cans are everywhere reminding us to be good stewards of our environment and planet Earth. CCBC restrooms include signage about composting paper towels!  Sustainability is everybody’s…

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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 Diversity, Leadership, Retention, Students

The risk that paid off

I recently had the privilege of being David Pluviose’s guest on Diverse magazine’s “In the Margins” podcast titled “The risk that paid off.”  Through a series of thoughtful questions, David gave me an opportunity to talk about the Community College of Baltimore County’s unique approach to operating and succeeding in spite of COVID-19. In our conversation, David and I ran…

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