CCBC featured on The College Tour series
Mar 07, 2023 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)
Community College of Baltimore County is pleased to announce it is featured in season eight of The College Tour series, hosted by Alex Boylan, former “Amazing Race” winner and onscreen personality.
The College Tour is a series created to enable high school students to virtually travel across America for an inside look at colleges and universities. Each episode of The College Tour highlights a college or university through the eyes of its students, faculty and alumni, providing prospective students with an intimate look at life on campus beyond brochures or websites.
CCBC will host an invitation-only premiere party for The College Tour episode on Thursday, March 16 at the Cinemark Theater in Towson, and the episode will be available for public viewing from CCBC’s website beginning March 17. The cast of students will walk the “orange carpet” at the premiere and participate in a panel discussion hosted virtually by Boylan. The episode will debut on Amazon Prime on May 23.
“We’re extremely proud that CCBC and our amazing students and alumni are featured on The College Tour series,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis. “At CCBC, we have a diverse student body who have a wide range of career goals. It is wonderful that our students have been able to tell their stories on The College Tour, and we hope that others who may have been considering community college will learn more about all of the opportunities we have at CCBC and take the next step in their education.”
With three main campuses and three extension centers, CCBC educates nearly 50,000 students each year who choose from more than 280 programs, including 60 online programs. Located in Baltimore County, CCBC is among the largest community colleges in Maryland and a major provider of workforce training in the Baltimore region. Based on their goals, students have the option to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree, learn new career skills or enter the workforce.
CCBC students and alumni highlighted in The College Tour episode include:
• Anderson Jaggernauth (Essex, Md.) -- alumni, General Studies
• Asia Lee (Nottingham, Md.) – student, Elementary Education
• Bernard Mkumbuzi (Owngs Mills, Md.) – student, American Sign Language/Interpreter Prep
• Francessca Prado (Essex, Md.) – student, Psychology
• Iyona Anderson (Baltimore, Md.) – non-credit student, Pharmacy Tech
• Kalla Lavender (Owings Mills, Md.) – student, Cybersecurity
• Leah Howard – (Pikesville, Md.) – alumni, Fine Arts
• Nichelle Roane (Baltimore, Md.) – alumni, Center for Business Innovation
• Philemon Phalwas (Belcamp, Md.) – student, Dental Hygiene
• Ryan Washington (Mt. Airy, Md.) – alumni/faculty, Automotive Tech
About the Community College of Baltimore County (www.ccbcmd.edu)
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, nearly 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 2022 Reader Rankings, CCBC is also nationally recognized as a leader in innovative learning strategies and among the nation’s top associate degree producers.