The citizens of Clinton and Jackson counties also deserve thanks. Because of their support financially and their participation in classes and workshops, Clinton Community College has been able to serve many more people. Our new science addition of 2010 is an example of a specific update in facilities that benefits our students. Lab sessions can be integrated into regular lecture times, reinforcing the concepts being learned. Collaborative learning also is encouraged with the new classroom structure. Tuition costs remain relatively low thanks to state and local support. The possibility of local higher education benefits all of us in Iowa, improving work skills and developing a better educated citizenry in general.
We will be retiring from CCC with confidence that the college will continue to play a major role in the education of the citizens of the area. It will continue to play a greater role in distance learning to people in the global community through our online courses. It will also continue to play a major role in allowing high school students to take college courses for which they are qualified. Through the leadership and work of the faculty, administration and staff the future looks bright for CCC. Community College Month gives us reason to celebrate the wonders and accomplishments of an innovative approach toward higher education. Congratulations and thank you to all who have been a part of serving our communities through enhancing the lives of so many. We leave you with our best wishes for the future.
John and Martha Bonte,