Highlights of June 2020

Throughout a remarkable and unprecedented year, CCBC continued to provide instructional, training and enrichment opportunities on campus and in virtual environments.

LEAP program success

students in a pharmacy tech classDuring the past academic year, 128 students were enrolled in the out-of-school youth LEAP (Learn. Earn. Achieve. Progress.) program, with the last student being enrolled in March due to COVID-19 restrictions. This Baltimore County grant-funded program is designed to help young people get started on their career paths.

A total of 32 students participated in Work Experience Learning Opportunity placements to apply their learning to real-life work settings, many of them transitioning into permanent positions at their WELO sites upon completion. Of the 83 students who exited from the program in FY 2020, 72 percent earned credentials such as Certified Nursing Assistant or Pharmacy Technician Certification, and more than 87 percent were employed and/or engaged in post-secondary training in the following year.

The Daily Record names Kurtinitis a 2020 Influential Marylander

CCBC President Dr. Sandra Kurtinitis has been named a 2020 Influential Marylander by The Daily Record, a multimedia news source which focuses on business, legal and government news. The virtual awards ceremony was held June 1.

Influential Marylanders was created in 2006 to honor people who have made significant impacts in their field and continue to be leaders in Maryland. These individuals are selected by The Daily Record’s editors for their significant contributions and for their leadership in Maryland in the following areas: civic leadership, communications, education, finance, freestyle, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology.

A community college professional for more than 50 years, Dr. Kurtinitis is an experienced and respected educator, administrator and author. Since 2005, the self-described “servant-leader” has served as president of CCBC and tirelessly supported the school’s mission of providing an accessible, affordable and high-quality education in an effort to prepare students for transfer and/or career success, strengthening the regional workforce and enriching the community.