“Most CCBC teachers either have worked or are working in the field they are teaching. Their first-hand experience is of immense value to students.”
Dan Toland, a member of the very first class to graduate from then-Dundalk Community College in 1973, has actively supported his alma mater throughout the past four decades.
“The college gave me the basics to do everything I was going to do,” says Toland, owner of Toland & Company Inc. Financial Services. Toland opened his accounting firm in 1975. A longtime Dundalk resident, he started out to become “the neighborhood guy,” building his business by serving the community.
And while the mainstays of his business are still loyal local clients his expertise in the areas of business accounting, income tax planning and preparation as well as financial planning services are now in demand as far away as Hawaii and Korea.
Toland helped boost the confidence levels of many of his own students while teaching Accounting as an adjunct faculty member from 1981 to 2001.
“Everyone has dreams, just as I had when I returned home from military service and started at DCC,” he says. “We try to give them a step-by-step success plan – just as I was taught – and referrals to other professionals who can help them get where they want to go.”