Every year, April is a time to shine a spotlight on community colleges and all they do to serve their students and their communities. The past two years have seen dramatic shifts in how education is delivered, but one thing has remained constant: Community colleges offer accessible, high-quality education opportunities to their communities. The NISOD staff is honored to serve the faculty, staff, and administrators at our member colleges in the important work that they do. Take a look at what some NISOD member colleges have been doing to celebrate Community College Month!
Benefits of Barton Community College Highlighted as Part of Community College Month
Barton Community College has joined community colleges across the country in celebrating Community College Month (#CCMonth), a grassroots campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) to improve awareness of the economic, academic, and equity benefits of community colleges, and dispel misconceptions. “Community colleges are true catalysts of prosperity in our communities,” said Barton President Dr. Carl Heilman.
Blue Ridge Community College Celebrating Community College Month
Blue Ridge Community college used Community College Month as a chance to reflect on the milestones they’ve reached and their vision for the future. BRCC serves a diverse student population and saw a 13% increase in enrollment in the spring 2022 semester. The college supports its students and its local workforce through its nursing program, partnerships with local high schools, and robust transfer programs
Community College Month: Rowan-Cabarrus Community College Students Detail Their Career Paths
RWCC celebrated Community College Month by shining a light on the talented students it serves. Learn how the college supports students that go on to enter the local workforce in fields such as technology, welding, occupational therapy, and cosmology.
Wallace State Celebrating Community College Month
Wallace State Community College celebrated Community College Month during the month of April by sharing the outstanding stories of WSCC alumni and hosting events for current and future students and the community. These events included an Open House, several dances, and an Earth Day celebration. Wallace State Community College has educated thousands of students and provided skilled employees for the workforce since it opened its doors in 1966.
Lincoln Land Community College President Celebrates Community College Month
President Charlotte Warren said that April brings Community Colleges into the limelight. Community colleges provide affordable, fair admissions; a sense of community to the most demographically and socioeconomically diverse group of students.; and an on-ramp to bachelor’s and higher-level degrees. LLCC’s newly energized mission says it all: “to transform lives and strengthen our communities through learning.” Our updated core values are “diversity and equity, affordability, collaboration, teaching and learning, agility and integrity.”
Please join us in celebrating April 2022 as National Community College Month and applauding the importance of community colleges!