Highlights of December 2019

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

Donation supports Massage Therapy program

student in the massage therapy program working on a patientThanks to a generous gift from CCBC alumnus William Welsh and matching funds from the Kahlert Foundation, the college has received $128,500 in support of the college’s Massage Therapy program

Welsh’s late wife, Theodora “Teddie” Welsh ’77, was the Massage Therapy program director from 2002 to 2009. She was instrumental in establishing an on-campus Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Clinic in 2003, allowing students to gain practical treatment experience. The clinic serves nearly 400 community residents annually; with Welsh’s support, hundreds more will be able to experience a state-of-the-art facility with advanced technology and expanded client services. 

In 2010, Welsh also established a scholarship fund in his wife’s name; to date that fund has benefited 34 students in the Massage Therapy program.

Students can complete bachelor’s degrees in the U.K.

CCBC has finalized a Memorandum of Understanding with its first partner institution in the United Kingdom, Swansea University. The 100-year old university is located on the coast of South Wales. 

CCBC students in the final year of their associate degree studies at CCBC may apply to spend the next two years completing their bachelor’s degree at Swansea. This opportunity is open to students who wish to pursue studies in the humanities, social sciences, and human services.

The partnership with Swansea University is being offered through Global Education at CCBC as part of its efforts to prepare students for academic and professional success in today’s world, where cross-cultural skills and knowledge are essential.

CCBC ranked in Top 100 Associate Degree Producers list

students in classIn Diverse: Issues In Higher Education magazine’s list of “Top 100 Associate Degree Producers,” CCBC was ranked in two categories. In the All Disciplines Combined (African Americans) category, CCBC ranked #27 – awarding 595 associate degrees across all disciplines for the 2017-18 academic year. This was a five percent increase over the previous year. In the Total Minority (Education) category, CCBC ranked #89 – awarding 21 Education degrees.


President’s Club event honors donors

the president's club membersMore than 249 individuals joined the ranks of the CCBC President’s Club for Annual Giving and celebrated their collective success at the home of CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. Kicking off the holiday season, Dr. Kurtinitis expressed her sincere appreciation to members of the President’s Club for their generosity and support to CCBC students, faculty, staff and the community. Through their philanthropic investments, President’s Club members raised an astonishing $452,919 to help shape the future of CCBC.