The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


April 1, 2013

Celebrate Community College Month with CCC

April is Community College Month and Clinton Community College will be celebrating throughout the month.

Once again our theme for the month is our connections —connections to our students, our alumni, our faculty and staff, and our local communities. We know that each of these groups has enriched our college and we are thankful for the connections we have developed throughout the years. I invite you to celebrate with us! There will be a variety of activities on campus to mark the month — I hope you will consider joining us.

This year is a very special year for us as we will be preparing for our 65th commencement exercises. Sixty-five years of graduates. Sixty-five years of assisting students to reach their goals. Sixty-five years of connections between our students and staff and our college and the communities we serve. We are proud of our history and our many connections and are very humbled to be able to serve this area.

Over the last 65 years many things have changed. We have grown as a college. Our enrollments have increased and we have expanded our facilities. We have worked to improve opportunities for our students. We have worked to expand our curriculum and the technology used in our teaching. We have become more mature as a college and have established many partnerships with four-year colleges and employers to assist our students as they complete with us.

However, there are many things that have not changed since our first graduating class 65 years ago. CCC’s commitment to access, quality and affordability remain important values for us today. We continue to be committed to providing quality higher education opportunities to our communities.

The expansion of our facilities has provided access to our residents in both Clinton and Jackson counties. A curriculum that prepares students for either transferring to a four-year college or university or preparing them for the workforce allows our students to stay close to home while continuing their education. Training in our local industries assists businesses to maintain a qualified workforce without having to leave the community. And, our Adult Basic Education programming provides individuals the foundational skills needed to begin their education.

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With the Clinton County Justice Coordinating Commission and the Clinton County Board of Supervisors discussing proposals to construct a new jail, do you think the time has come for Clinton County to construct such a facility?

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