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in Community, Community college, Holiday, Uncategorized

Have a joyful and fulfilling Thanksgiving

How satisfying to celebrate Thanksgiving almost free of the constraints that have held our holidays captive for the past two and one-half years! While many are still cautious, most of us will gather for Thanksgiving dinner without masks, hand sanitizers, and measured 6’ distances. The “Zoom” Thanksgiving dinner will finally become a memory to chuckle over in Thanksgivings to come.  And so…

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in Commemoration, Community, Community college, Veterans

Honoring our veterans

This year Election Day and Veterans Day fall within days of each other, bookending the week with powerful imagery that each day offers independently but which links them inextricably together.  On November 8, even in the midst of a divisive and toxic political environment, Election Day reassured us—everyday Americans that we are—that we have the power to define or redefine…

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in Community college, Safety

Keeping our 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.  In a world seemingly gone mad in terms of gun violence, we are confronted with a challenge framed by a simple question: How do we keep our campuses safe? No…

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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 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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