Highlights of February 2021

Adapting to meet the evolving needs of the college community, CCBC continues to provide instructional, training and enrichment opportunities on campus and in virtual environments.

Michele Norris is speaker at President’s Distinguished African American Lecture Series

michele norris CCBC’s 2021 President’s Distinguished African American Lecture Series welcomed award-winning journalist, radio host and author Michele Norris.

In a virtual setting, Norris spoke about The Race Card Project – Eavesdropping on America’s Conversation on Race, sparking important dialogue on current events, social issues and the power to make change while breaking down common beliefs and attitudes on race, diversity and bias.

For a decade, Norris served as host on NPR’s All Things Considered. Norris is also a Washington Post Opinions contributor.

Virtual Transfer Education Fair offers options for CCBC students

virtual transfer fair artworkCurrent and future CCBC students had the opportunity to virtually discuss all things transfer with representatives of more than 60 colleges and universities at a virtual transfer education fair held by the Maryland Association of Community Colleges.

Maryland, out-of-state, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities from the mid-Atlantic region were represented at the event. Thanks to the fair’s virtual format, college representatives were available each day, and frequently on more than one day, to speak with students.

Sessions focused on application and transfer processes; scholarships and financial aid; majors and career connections; and campus life and student involvement.

Small Business Ownership program aids aspiring entrepreneurs

small business ownerCCBC’s Center for Business Innovation is offering a Small Business Ownership program for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to start or grow their own business. This 12-session series covers a broad range of subjects critical to the success and sustainability of a new or existing business venture.

Experienced business professionals guide students as they explore topics such as: acquiring funding; business management basics; effective sales and marketing strategies; fundamentals of business law; important accounting and bookkeeping principles; pricing for profitability; social media marketing tactics; understanding business insurance; and conducting market research.

Participants who complete the program are eligible to participate in CCBC’s Center for Business Innovation’s Annual Business Plan Competition, where winning business proposals can earn support for a start-up business and up to $20,000 in seed money.