CCBC's Humanities for All named a Program of Promise

Jun 21, 2021 | by Hope H. Davis | 443.840.5053 (office) | 410.971.5560 (cell)

The National Organization for Student Success has recognized CCBC’s Humanities for All program as a 2021 Program of Promise. This honor recognizes exceptional programs that are using effective and/or promising practices that promote student success and development.

Humanities for All provides students interested in the humanities with a unique academic experience designed to enrich their education, prepare them for successful transfer to four-year universities and helps them develop the knowledge and tools necessary to reach their full potential. Overseen by CCBC’s Honors Program, Humanities for All was created in 2017 with support from an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant and in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University. Students participate in a Mellon Scholars Lecture Series featuring a visiting JHU faculty member, a Mellon Scholar Research Experience which includes a 10-week paid JHU residential program and a half-day, end-of-semester symposium where students infuse their own research and experiences into a conversation based on topics chosen by the academic community.

“We are extremely proud to receive recognition as a Program of Promise from the National Organization for Student Success,” said Monica Walker, CCBC’s Principal Investigator for Humanities for All. “It reinforces that the work we are doing is enriching our students’ educational experience and heightening awareness of how the Humanities sharpen proficiency in critical thinking, communication and problem-solving.”


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Since 1957, CCBC has opened the doors to accessible, affordable, high-quality education empowering generations of area residents to transform their lives and the lives of others. Each year, more than 50,000 students enroll at the college’s main campuses, extension centers and online to make their starts, earn degrees, launch and build careers. CCBC offers the region’s most expansive selection of degree, certificate and workplace certification programs that prepare students for transfer, job entry and career advancement in such industries as business, education, health care, information technology, cybersecurity, construction and transportation. Designated as the “Best Community College” among the Maryland Daily Record’s 2020 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.

CCBC is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

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