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in Commencement, Events, Students

Commencement is our affirmation

Each year I have the privilege of presiding over CCBC’s Graduation Ceremony held under a massive tent on the lawn of our Essex campus. With a capacity to hold 5,000, the tent overflowed with guests gathered to honor and celebrate their very own graduate, often the first in the family to earn a college degree.  Grandmothers, babies, moms, dads and…

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in Awards, Events, Faculty, Inspiration, Leadership

Honoring longevity

May is a busy month at CCBC.  It marks the end of the academic year but also serves as a time to celebrate:  students, of course, scholars, athletes and leaders, but also our faculty and staff, not just for years of service—for putting in time—but for the real achievement.  To that end, I recently hosted CCBC’s Emeritus Induction Ceremony where we…

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in Events, Students

Caps off to our grads!

The weather predictions were gloomy, but the rain clouds held back their tears for our 2018 Commencement ceremony. There was no way the overcast skies could dull the shine on the faces of our graduates, their family and friends as they gathered to celebrate the awarding of well-earned degrees. Held on the grounds of CCBC Essex, the ceremony was scheduled…

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in Community, Inspiration

Holiday greetings: A brilliant year of celebrations come to a close

Throughout 2017 we have celebrated CCBC’s Diamond Anniversary, reflecting on the “brilliance” that has defined the college’s impact on hundreds of thousands of students over the past 60 years. I hope you had the chance to participate in one of the many CCBC events commemorating this notable milestone in our history. Over the past 12 months, CCBC has touched thousands…

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