Sunday, February 28, 2010

Community Colleges, Contests and Just Stuff

Its been awhile since I've posted one's another Meghan painting.

Want to help me out? Question of the day: What word would you use to describe the sound a scissors make cutting denim?

VI contest will be running from February 15th through March 13th.To enter the random drawing just leave a comment at It can be as simple as hello.And... send an email to In the header write VI Contest.The winner will receive an autographed copy of Vampire Island and a pair of vampire red and hissss silver earrings. Only one entry per person please.


For those of you are thinking of furthering your education but unsure where to start, Dr. Ralph Soney has joined us today to talk about one option that is growing by leaps and bounds in this depressed economy: communities colleges. Dr. Soney is President of Roanoke-Chowan Community College in Ahoskie, NC. Welcome Dr. Soney.

The Advantage of Community Colleges

Community Colleges are uniquely American in origin. No institution represents opportunity, hope and equality on the same level as the community college. The name itself provides insight into the focal point of these special institutions. There are approximately 1200 community colleges across the United States and they all focus on providing a tailored educational experience that can meet the need of mostly any citizen that attends.

Community colleges can be the gateway to students wanting to gain a higher education credential like a bachelor’s degree by providing transferable degrees and courses for the first two years of a college education. For individuals wanting to learn a marketable skill that provides them entry into the workforce without spending years at the college or university level, the community college is a great place to start. Most of the registered nurses and health care technicians that an individual encounters when seeking medical care have been educated and trained at community colleges. The majority of emergency workers, whether they be police, fire or EMS/EMT workers have also received their credentials at the community college.

Community colleges also serve the basic literacy needs for adults through basic skills and GED programs. Immigrants seeking to assimilate to American culture and become productive and functioning workers find that the English as a Second Language (ESL) programs at most community colleges are more than adequate at giving them the skills and tools they need to succeed.

It would not be an overstatement to say that the average community college is all things to all people when it comes to education.


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anny cook said...

The community college I attended was one of the toughest in New York. I believe they are an excellent bridge to a four year college, often affording more variety and smaller classes.

The painting is lovely!

And the kitties? Perfect!

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

I loved teaching at the community college level. The students WANTED to be there. I had a mix of older, younger, and everything in between. Very dynamic, very fun. My son is attending Washtenaw CC in Michigan now, and he's loving every minute.

Sandra Cox said...

That's great, Cindy. We're CC folks too. My son teaches criminal justice, my husband developmental english, my daughter art and I'm an admin assist.