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in Community, Programs, Scholarships, Students

College Promise is an investment in communities

On June 1, 2019, CCBC will graduate 3,249 students, representing hundreds of new nurses, accountants, educators, counselors, computer technicians, and almost any other profession you might name.  These graduates are well prepared to enter the workplace or move on to one of our four-year partners to finish the credentialing job with a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, or Ph.D. Our faculty…

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in Community, Global Education, Students

Lifting every student

As Virginia Senator Tim Kaine accepted the National Education Service Award at this year’s National Legislative Summit, he described education as “the great lifter and the great leveler.”  These words speak to the heart of the open door mission of America’s community colleges, serving the 12 million Americans who fill our classrooms each year.  The theme of “Diversity, Equity and…

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in Community, Events, Inspiration, Students

Women making history

It has been my honor each year to host the President’s Distinguished African-American Lecture Series in February as one of several significant events designed to honor the contributions of African-American citizens. In March, we strive to do the same to celebrate Women’s History Month by hosting events that celebrate the achievements of distinguished women. This year, however, our lecture series…

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in Community, Students

No room for bigotry and hate

None of us needs many words to decry the hatred and bigotry on display in the name of nationalism that has been shown across the country. But I feel with great conviction that we at CCBC are in a unique position to do something about it. Each year we touch the lives of some 63,000 students. We give them the…

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