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Celebrating Black History Month

The theme of this year’s Black History Month, “African Americans and the Arts,” beckons us to explore the intersections of creativity and heritage, echoing these timeless words by James Baldwin with renewed significance: “The world is before you, and you need not take it or leave it as it was when you came in.” From antiquity to present, Black sculptors,…

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Empowering Futures: The Transformative Power of Philanthropy in Community Colleges

Years ago, when times were a bit hard, I used to say to my children “It’s OK, we’re tough, we’ll get through this!” This outlook now permeates my role as a community college President who firmly believes that our sector of higher education is a miracle of resilience. We are so used to dealing with the challenge of hard times,…

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The Inaugural Introduction of the New White House National Cyber Director

As the always proud President of the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC), I stood even prouder last week as our college hosted a special event for the inaugural speech of the new White House National Cyber Director, Mr. Harry Coker. As this was the first time in CCBC’s 65 years that our college has been asked to host a…

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Wishing You a Joyful Holiday Season

In the spirit of the holiday season, I extend heartfelt best wishes to all who lend their energy and wisdom to fuel our nation’s community colleges, their students, and their communities. Good things happen every day at the hundreds of community college across the country, making these institutions the strong and dynamic institutions they are today. Having finally emerged this…

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In the Spirit of Thankfulness

I recently shared a quote with the CCBC community that I think captures the essence of Thanksgiving: “The more grateful I am, the more beauty I see.” Although political divisiveness, war, and the remnants of COVID-19 seem to have set the world around us on a collision course with disaster, I borrow this phrase to encourage us to look towards…

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Paying Tribute to Veterans

Several weeks ago, my family and I journeyed to France to follow the trails of the great French battlefields of World Wars I and II: Verdon, Dunkirk, The Normandy Beaches. It was cold; it was rainy, reminiscent of the conditions in which those battles were likely fought. Millions died on these fields, memorialized now in neat rows of white crosses…

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Dignity, Honor, Respect

Indigenous Peoples’ Day serves to honor the resilience and inherent sovereignty of indigenous people in the United States. CCBC is proud to join campuses, cities, and states around the country in enriching our understanding of the historical contributions made by indigenous people who have, for centuries, been misrepresented and left out of our textbooks. Today, we recognize the native heritage…

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