Thursday, January 31, 2013
The college was one of four businesses in the Baltimore area selected, in a list that came out today.
CCBC was one of four area employers picked as the country's best places to work, according to a Baltimore Sun report. Edward Jones, FutureCare and Northwestern Mutual were among the other companies picked for the National Top Workplaces for 2012, a list of the top 150 employers in a list from WorkplaceDynamics. The Sun reported the company asked more than one million workers from 872 companies for their thoughts to create the list.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Northrop Grumman gives the school $30,000 in various grants to help students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
The Community College of Baltimore County announced that it received $30,000 in grants from Northrop Grumman Corporation and the Northrop Grumman Foundation. A statement on the school's website states these grants will be used to "enhance opportunities for students interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math degrees with a focus on engineering." The community college is going to connect with Baltimore County Public Schools and the National Science Foundation to develop the Enhancing the STEM Engineering Pipeline initiative, it states. This program would give high school students interested in STEM education and engineering careers better chances to get involved in those areas. “This initiative is designed to help …
Monday, November 12, 2012
The break affected customers including Franklin Square hospital and CCBC.
Baltimore City crews Monday afternoon are working to repair a broken 16-inch water main in Rosedale. The break occured along Philadelphia Road near Rossville Boulevard early Monday afternoon and led to low water pressure in the area, said city Department of Public Works spokesman Kurt Kocher. The break affected customers including Franklin Square Medical Center and Community College of Baltimore County-Essex. CCBC Essex canceled classes for the afternoon. Franklin Square activated its "instant command center," said spokeswoman Ming Tai. Kocher said crews are in the process of shutting down the main. No further information was immediately available. The break is one of several high-profile Baltimore-area water main breaks in recent weeks.
Day classes on Monday were called off.
Update: CCBC-Essex will reopen at 5 p.m. All evening classes will proceed as scheduled. Day classes on Monday afternoon at Community College of Baltimore County-Essex were canceled due to a water main break, officials said. CCBC faculty and staff were allowed to leave at 12:30 p.m. Evening classes at Essex have not yet been affected. In a statement, officials advised that the latest information on more closures will be posted on the college's website.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
The school's new policy goes into effect on July 1 at the Essex, Dundalk and Catonsville campuses.
The Community College of Baltimore County will soon be smoke-free. Beginning July 1, all three of CCBC's main campuses—Essex, Dundalk and Catonsville—will bar the use of tobacco products from all buildings, exterior grounds and athletic fields, according to a news release. "Like" Parkville-Overlea Patch on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. “Our intent is to promote a healthy campus environment, ensuring that all members of our college community—including students, faculty, staff, visitors and guests—enjoy access to clean air,” said CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis in a statement. According to the release, once the new policy goes into effect, "tobacco products may be used only inside private vehicles on college parking lots outside the …
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The Knights run of consecutive Region XX titles ends at four after losing to the College of Southern Maryland Wednesday on penalty kicks.
CCBC Essex's hope of getting back to the NJCAA Division I national tournament came to an abrupt end on Wednesday. College of Southern Maryland upset the Knights in the Region XX semifinals at Anne Arundel Community College. The two teams tied 0-0 after two overtimes, but College of Southern Maryland advanced to the championship match after outscoring CCBC Essex 4-2 on penalty kicks. The loss put the Knights in unfamiliar territory as they had won the Region XX title every year from 2007-10 and advanced to the national tournament twice. CCBC Essex ended its season at 12-2-3. Despite the loss, sophomores Jacob Gladden (Perry Hall), defender, and Daniel Baxter (Calvert Hall), midfielder, were named to the NJCAA Region XX Division I Men's …
Friday, October 7, 2011
There were 103,000 jobs created in September, yet unemployment remained at 9.1 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Tiffany Carter believes she picked a safe career path. The CCBC Essex student is studying to be a nurse. The trouble, Carter believes, won’t be keeping a job but just trying to land one out of college. “I know nursing is a great field, but everything I’m hearing is that it’s harder and harder to get your foot in the door as a new grad,” said Carter, 19, of Essex. Whether job-seekers are recent college graduates, experienced professionals or people exploring new career options, finding work in America continues to be difficult. The unemployment level held steady at 9.1 percent as the U.S. economy added 103,000 jobs in September, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The growth exceeded expectations from …
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Pikesville Democrat spoke about security in a post-9/11 world to students and teachers at CCBC Essex.
America should be more willing to engage other countries and less reliant on military spending, said U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin during a speech at CCBC Essex on Tuesday. Cardin was the guest speaker at the community college as part of the school’s Constitution Week celebration. The Pikesville Democrat used the platform to speak on the evolution of the Constitution over the 224 years since it was adopted on Sept. 17, 1787. Cardin’s speech also centered on how the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks have changed America during the last 10 years. He likened that attack to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 that led to America entering World War II. “Americans understood [after Pearl Harbor] that if we were going to protect our people …