Highlights of February 2020

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

Emdin is guest lecturer for President’s Distinguished African American Lecture Series

Christopher EmdinCCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis welcomed urban educator and science advocate Christopher Emdin, Ph.D. as guest lecturer for the 2020 President’s Distinguished African American Lecture Series.

In his keynote speech “2020 Vision: The Process of Self-actualization,” Emdin focused on issues surrounding educating a diverse student body in higher education.

Emdin is an associate professor in the department of Mathematics, Science and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University (NY), where he also serves as director of the Science Education program and associate director of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education.

CCBC hosts Sealant Saturday

dental hygiene student working with a childCCBC’s Dental Hygiene program hosted its annual Sealant Saturday event at CCBC Dundalk on Feb. 22, 2020.

Sealant Saturday services include free dental examinations, fluoride treatments and protective coatings (sealants) for permanent molars for children ages 6 to 17 to help prevent tooth decay. CCBC’s Dental Hygiene students perform these free services under the supervision of a dentist and Dental Hygiene faculty.

Job-seekers attend Sustainable Horticulture Networking Job Fair

Leading area landscape companies, garden centers and nurseries participated in the CCBC Sustainable Horticulture Industry Networking Job Fair at CCBC Essex.

Representatives from CCBC’s Sustainable Horticulture program, based at the CCBC Dundalk campus, spoke with attendees and answered questions about the program and explain the many scholarship opportunities available from the  American Landscape Institute. Scholarships are available for the Basic Horticulture Technician Certificate and the Sustainable Horticulture program.

Lloyd receives 'Outstanding Benefactor Award'

Alvin LloydThe Community College of Baltimore County Foundation recently presented board member Alvin Lloyd Sr. with its “Outstanding Benefactor Award.” Normally presented to businesses, this award honors those who have contributed $30,000 or more over a five-year period. Lloyd is the first individual to be honored with this award.

A Dundalk, Md. resident, Lloyd graduated from CCBC Dundalk (then-Dundalk Community College) in 1978. Joining the Dundalk Community College Foundation in 1991, he was one of the Foundation’s original members and established one of its oldest and largest endowments to date. When the campus-based foundation boards merged in 2006, Lloyd continued to serve creating a legacy of fundraising prowess which has benefited hundreds of CCBC students over the years via scholarships. His fundraising efforts and personal giving are responsible for more than $336,000 in contributions to CCBC.