Highlights of July 2019Throughout a remarkable and unprecedented year, CCBC continued to provide instructional, training and enrichment opportunities on campus and in virtual environments.
Topping-off ceremony marks construction milestoneCCBC celebrated a major milestone in construction of the Carol Diane Eustis Center for Health Professions. A topping-off-ceremony commemorated the placement of the final structural beam on the new $63 million, four-story, 120,000-square-foot building.
The new facility provides labs, classrooms, and offices for CCBC School of Health Professions
departments, as well as an expanded 140-seat testing center with eight reduced-distraction testing rooms for special needs students. CCBC Essex Health Professions programs housed in the building include Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Radiography, Emergency Medical Technology, Physician Assistant, Massage Therapy, and Medical Laboratory Technology.
Partnership supports college completionCCBC established a partnership with Catholic Charities, Baltimore to offer Stay the Course™, a nationally recognized research project providing comprehensive support services to low-income students. The goal of the program is to help these students persist in school and obtain their degrees.
A team of support specialists provides ongoing case management to students to create personalized paths to graduation. Stay the Course™ staff is particularly focused on helping students deal with the life obstacles – such as loss of housing, drop in income, or family emergencies – that create roadblocks along the path to graduation.
CCBC marks 25th season of ChautauquaCCBC Performing Arts and Humanities, in partnership with Maryland Humanities, presented Chautauqua 2019: Making Waves, July 12-14, at CCBC Catonsville. The free, three-day event celebrated those who have navigated ice, waves and the depths below by bringing three historical adventurers to life: Mathew Henson, said to be the first African American to reach the North Pole; Jacques Cousteau, oceanographer, filmmaker and scientist; and Grace O’Malley, a 16th-century Irish Pirate Queen who commanded ships, men, and the respect of Queen Elizabeth I.
Celebrating its 25th season, Chautauqua offers living history performances by actor-scholars, followed by question-and-answer sessions which spark spirited conversation and provide educational family fun.