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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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in Celebrations, Community, Diversity, Equity

Celebrating Black History Month

CCBC is a college that strives to live its commitment to diversity by counting inclusion among its core institutional values.  Over the past two years, ravaged by two distinctly different pandemics – one, a virus and the other, an awakening to social justice, it is more important than ever for us to sustain our commitment to celebrating our broad definition…

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in Community, Leadership, Students

The reality of COVID-19

Just when we began to think that we might finally be able to focus on the everyday cares of the college, the Omicron spike came crashing through the holiday, reminding us of how important it is to manage and control the impact of this demonic bug.  A recent headline for a Baltimore Sun article shared an appropriate bit of conventional…

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