Highlights of March 2021Adapting to meet the evolving needs of the college community, CCBC continues to provide instructional, training and enrichment opportunities on campus and in virtual environments.
CCBC and Towson University Dance present virtual performancePerforming Arts at CCBC and the Towson University Department of Dance hosted a virtual performance by Carolyn Dorfman Dance on CCBC’s YouTube channel. A question and answer session with Carolyn Dorfman followed the concert.
The concert is part of a five-year project and collaboration between Towson University and CCBC to celebrate female choreographers, diversify leadership in professional dance, and to build a bridge for BCPS dance students between the two dance programs.
Before the pandemic, the CCBC Dance Company and Towson University Department of Dance were scheduled to host Carolyn Dorfman Dance for an artist residency in the fall of 2019. Instead, the dancers participated in a virtual residency with Dorfman during the Spring 2021 semester, rehearsing over Zoom. Dorfman and Company also taught four master classes for Baltimore County Public School students and an open community master class for 60 participants.
Kids’ Spring Smile-tacular serves community youthThe Dental Hygiene program at CCBC hosted a Kids’ Spring Smile-tacular on March 20 at the Dental Arts Building at CCBC Dundalk.
Services include free dental examinations, cleanings, and fluoride treatments for children ages 5 to 17. CCBC’s Dental Hygiene students performed services under the supervision of a dentist and Dental Hygiene faculty. All dental services were offered free of charge.
According to a February 2021 article in the Journal of the American Dental Association, caregivers reported that the greatest unmet child health care need during the COVID-19 pandemic was dental care. With the Kids’ Smile-tacular, CCBC was able to assist those families who may not otherwise have been able to continue their children’s dental care during the pandemic.
Kurtinitis featured on Women’s History Month Conversation SeriesCCBC President Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis was a featured speaker on Baltimore County’s Women’s History Month Conversation series. The series engages women leaders in dialogues about the barriers they have faced, the successes they have achieved, and to renew a commitment to promoting a more equitable and inclusive county.
The program live-streamed on Baltimore County Government’s Facebook page and on the County Executive’s Twitter feed.
As president of the Community College of Baltimore County since 2005, Kurtinitis is a respected educator, administrator and author, with more of 50 years of experience as a community college professional. A self-described servant-leader, Kurtinitis is resolutely committed to inclusive leadership and open communication, affirming her belief that the classroom is a far more important place on campus than the executive office.