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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | September 27, 2011
Concerned about the academic achievement of students at Baltimore City Community College, Gov. Martin O'Malley has overhauled its board of trustees, replacing the majority of its members. "The governor has been monitoring the overall situation at BCCC, particularly student achievement and the relationships between faculty, students and administration," said Raquel Guillory, a spokeswoman for the governor. "The governor has been disappointed with the lack of progress, and he believes now is the time to infuse the board with new leadership.
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By Carrie Wells and Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2014
Baltimore City Community College has hired the former head of a Michigan community college campus as its next president, officials announced Thursday, nearly two years after its last leader was forced out of her job. Gordon F. May, who formerly served as president of two of Oakland Community College's campuses, is to start Sept. 2. He visited BCCC on Thursday to meet with the campus community. "My commitment is long-term," he said. "I know when I start that I'm going to have to hit the ground running.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | January 28, 2012
Carolane Williams does not flinch when confronted with the particulars of her difficult year, which included an employee uprising and unwanted scrutiny from the leader of the state. "I knew I was going to have to tough it out," says the woman who has led Baltimore City Community College for the past five years. She regards the backlash as a natural byproduct of bold leadership, though others have accused her of pressing ahead on questionable decisions without regard for useful input.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Baltimore City Community College has been warned that its accreditation could be in jeopardy amid concerns about its focus, goals and effectiveness, just two years after the college was taken off probation over fixing problems with its assessment of student learning. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits colleges and universities in Maryland and several other states and U.S. territories, placed BCCC on "warn" status at its meeting June 26. The action was made public Thursday.
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October 5, 2012
I was pleased to see your coverage of the naturalization process, through which U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officers adjudicate applications for U.S. citizenship ("Naturalizing people like herself," Sept. 30). What was not mentioned, however, is that the new citizen featured in the article, and other members of his family, all attended preparation classes offered through the Baltimore City Community College Citizenship Program, which aided in his case's positive outcome.
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By Liz Bowie, The Baltimore Sun | June 29, 2012
The Middle States Commission on Higher Education removed Baltimore City Community College from probation on Friday after the college made progress in assessing student performance. If the college had not made changes, the Middle States Commission could have yanked the school's accreditation. Last July, Middle States said BCCC lacked any comprehensive method for assessing student achievement. The president, Carolane Williams, said in a statement that "the challenges from MSCHE have enabled BCCC to emerge as a stronger institution.
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November 29, 2012
Harford Community College women's and men's basketball teams were back in action at the APGFCU Arena Tuesday with mixed results. The women stayed unbeaten (6-0) with a 68-57 win over Baltimore City Community College, while the men (2-4) fell, 79-72, to BCCC. In the women's win, the Owls were led by Tiffany Taylor's 22-point effort. Capree Garner had 18 points and Kebrina Johnson snatched 15 rebounds. The Owls led 36-26 at the half and by as many as 16 in the second half. The Harford men battled to a 38-38 first half tie, but a 16-4 second half run by BCCC gave the visitors the cushion they needed.
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October 3, 2011
I applaud the editorial in the September 28 Sun, "Fixing BCCC. " I am a nine-year adjunct instructor at Baltimore City Community College and see first-hand the problems there. Adjuncts represent the largest body of employees at the college, numbering about 600 people. We are voiceless, however, as we are underpaid and underappreciated. My salary is still below $2,000 a course, even with almost 10 years of faithful teaching. We are occasionally not paid on time, with no explanations.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Evette M. Boykin, a retired paralegal and longtime Northwesr Baltimore resident who worked for the federal government, died June 7 of a stroke at Genesis Health Care-Waldorf Center in Waldorf. She was 59. The daughter of Crosky Belle, a construction worker, and Alfreda Belle, a hospital worker, Evette Marcella Belle was born and raised in Baltimore. She was a 1973 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She attended Baltimore City Community College, where she earned a degree in psychology in 1978.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Dorothea Arvin Rawlings, a former teacher at Barclay Elementary/Middle School, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The West Baltimore resident was 73. Born Dorothea Arvin Simmons in Baltimore, she was raised on Calhoun Street at Edmondson Avenue. She attended Booker T. Washington Junior High School and was a 1959 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. After attending Baltimore City Community College, she earned a bachelor's degree at Coppin State University.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2014
Evette M. Boykin, a retired paralegal and longtime Northwesr Baltimore resident who worked for the federal government, died June 7 of a stroke at Genesis Health Care-Waldorf Center in Waldorf. She was 59. The daughter of Crosky Belle, a construction worker, and Alfreda Belle, a hospital worker, Evette Marcella Belle was born and raised in Baltimore. She was a 1973 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. She attended Baltimore City Community College, where she earned a degree in psychology in 1978.
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By Aaron Dodson and The Baltimore Sun | June 12, 2014
On Sunday, Baltimore Rowing Club Director of Youth Rowing Judd Anderson stood up during the service at his church to give an announcement. But while he began to share the news that 17 of his rowers will attend this weekend's USRowing Youth National Championships in Sacramento, Calif., Anderson began to choke up. It's the most rowers the club has ever sent, but that's not the only reason Anderson became emotional. In 2011, he began a program through the club named Reach High Baltimore: Rowers Empowering Baltimore Youth as a way introduce inner-city students from sixth to 11th grade to the sport.
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By Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Chad Barnhill | May 6, 2014
When Horseshoe Casino Baltimore opens later this year, it will serve as more than just a proud new gateway to downtown Baltimore. The $442-million casino entertainment facility will create 1,700 new jobs downtown - infusing new tax revenue into the community and lowering property taxes for city residents. As the city's largest new employer, Horseshoe Baltimore will offer access to the good-paying jobs and sustainable careers that are essential to achieving this administration's goal of attracting 10,000 new families to Baltimore.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
Martha E. Roach, a retired seamstress and teacher's assistant who was a Sharp Leadenhall community activist, died of pneumonia Saturday at Howard County General Hospital. She was 90 and had lived in South Baltimore. Born Martha Eleanor Tilghman in Baltimore, she was raised on Laurens Street. She attended Booker T. Washington Junior High School and later received an equivalency diploma. She was a seamstress at the old Raleigh men's clothing manufacturing plant in Southwest Baltimore for many years.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | March 14, 2014
Dorothea Arvin Rawlings, a former teacher at Barclay Elementary/Middle School, died of cancer March 9 at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The West Baltimore resident was 73. Born Dorothea Arvin Simmons in Baltimore, she was raised on Calhoun Street at Edmondson Avenue. She attended Booker T. Washington Junior High School and was a 1959 graduate of Frederick Douglass High School. After attending Baltimore City Community College, she earned a bachelor's degree at Coppin State University.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | March 12, 2014
Sojourner-Douglass College in Baltimore is in danger of losing its accreditation and faces serious financial challenges, leaving the small private college's future uncertain. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the accrediting body for colleges in Maryland and several other states, directed Sojourner-Douglass College officials last week to "show cause," or prove by Sept. 1 why its accreditation should not be revoked. The college's president, Charles W. Simmons, said Wednesday that officials were in the midst of a plan to rescue the institution's finances and they believed they were close to having at least one investor commit money to help.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | June 11, 2010
Joan Astrid Andersen, a Baltimore City Community College educator whose career spanned more than three decades, died Wednesday of brain cancer at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The Towson resident was 70. Joan Astrid Andersen was born and raised in New York City. "She had the same maiden name as her future husband. It was the case of a Dane marrying a Swede," said her son, Joseph M. Andersen of Bel Air. After graduating from Long Island City High School in 1955, Dr. Andersen earned a bachelor's degree in 1960 in history from New York University.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
Baltimore City Community College has been warned that its accreditation could be in jeopardy amid concerns about its focus, goals and effectiveness, just two years after the college was taken off probation over fixing problems with its assessment of student learning. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, which accredits colleges and universities in Maryland and several other states and U.S. territories, placed BCCC on "warn" status at its meeting June 26. The action was made public Thursday.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 26, 2014
Lewis B. Whiting Jr., a retired businessman and charter boat captain, died Jan. 8 of lung cancer at West Virginia University Medical Center in Morgantown. The former Towson resident was 73. The son of Dr. Lewis B. Whiting Sr., an orthopedic surgeon, and Kathryn Ahern Ford Whiting, a registered nurse, Lewis Butler Whiting Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised at Ellerslie Farm, his family's Catonsville farm. He attended McDonogh School and graduated in 1958 from Augusta Military Academy in Staunton, Va. He was a graduate of Baltimore City Community College, where he earned a degree in X-ray technology, and later attended Palm Beach Community College in Palm Beach, Fla. He also was a graduate of the Law Enforcement Academy in Palm Beach County, Fla. During the 1960s, Mr. Whiting was the owner and operator of the Whiting Cattle Co. in Stewartstown, Pa. He had been president of the Young Cattlemen's Association of York County, Pa. He had been an administrator in the department of radiology and nuclear medicine at what is now University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, and a manufacturers representative for G.B. Stump Associates in Baltimore.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | January 17, 2014
Doris A. Singer, who worked as a laboratory assistant, college admissions officer and educator, died Jan. 6 of a cerebral hemorrhage at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, N.Y. The former longtime Charles Village resident was 92. The daughter of an automobile dealer and a homemaker, Doris Anne Fornaci was born in Baltimore and raised in a home on East 33rd Street. She was a 1938 graduate of Marywood, a Scranton, Pa., boarding school. During World War II, she enlisted in the Coast Guard Women's Reserve, better known as SPARS, where she attained the rank of quartermaster.
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