Victoria Clark started taking classes at CCBC in 2020 as a high school senior through CCBC’s Early College Access Program (ECAP). Because of her passion for social issues, it is fitting that her first college class was Introduction to Women’s Studies.
CCBC 2022 graduate
Victoria maintained a 4.0 GPA during her time at CCBC, and she was the recipient of several scholarships, making her education affordable.
“I am immensely grateful for not only the scholarship opportunities provided by CCBC, but the plethora of leadership and academic opportunities which have furthered my development as a leader and student,” she said.
Victoria, who lives in White Marsh, served as president of several student organizations at CCBC, including the Progressive Student Alliance, Chi Theta and the Student Honors Council. She was also a member of the CCBC Honors Program, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Mellon Scholars, Student Government Association and the Environmental Club. Clark was the 2021 recipient of the Social Media Maverick Award presented by CCBC’s Student Life.
She was selected to participate in a highly competitive summer learning community in 2021, in which she conducted research about medical apartheid. She also participated in an independent study which analyzed climate change data provided by the World Wildlife Fund.
Outside of CCBC, Clark has spent time volunteering on the board of Nunc Pro Tunc, a nonprofit organization that provides legal representation in civil rights matters at no cost and organizes and supports initiatives and activities that raise awareness and resources.
“Being strongly driven towards all aspects of equality and freedom, it is my belief that education is one of the most powerful tools in fighting injustices, fueling my desire to earn a Ph.D. in Sociology,” she said.
Victoria earned her associate degree in General Studies from CCBC and plans to transfer to a four-year institution to study Sociology. She would eventually like to pursue a career as an educator at a university as well as work with nonprofit organizations.