From Sandra L. Kurtinitis, Ph.D.

Dr KurtinitisDear Friend of CCBC,

As an institution with an unshakable commitment to student learning, success and completion, CCBC stood firm against the challenges of the past year: Our doors remained open when many other institutions closed theirs.

A massive effort to provide new remote, hybrid, and simulcast course formats kept classes in session. Implementing strict COVID-19 protocols allowed us to continue in-person classes for those subjects where remote instruction was not feasible. The launch of a new tuition-free initiative at CCBC ensured that 85% of our students were able to attend CCBC with either full- or part-time scholarship assistance.

We also learned a tremendous amount about the ongoing – and emerging – needs of our students. In addition to academic challenges, we continue to address student needs related to technology, housing, transportation and utility issues, food insecurity, and mental health counseling.

As you explore our FY 2021 annual report, I invite you to join us in recalling a year of challenges and solutions, traditions and innovations, successes and celebrations like these:

In these times of significant need, CCBC is both honored and challenged to be a source of stability, resources and innovation for the entire Baltimore region. Throughout the coming year, we will continue to explore new and meaningful ways to elevate support for every member of the college community.

Please join us in being #CCBCproud.

Sincerely,

Sandra L. Kurtinitis, Ph.D.
President
Community College of Baltimore County