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Maryland's Community Colleges Gather for Third Summit on Completion

Release Date: 12/5/2012

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CONTACT: Sylvia Blair
Executive Assistant to the President
Carroll Community College
410-386-8411

Maryland’s Community Colleges Gather for Third Summit on Completion

Westminster, Md., —For the third year in a row, Maryland’s 16 community colleges will team up to share best practices among colleagues for increasing the number of students who earn associate degrees, certificates or workforce credentials, and/or transfer to four-year institutions.

The summit will be held Friday, Dec. 7 from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) in Catonsville, Md.

Presidents, trustees, administrators, faculty, staff and students from community colleges statewide, along with key elected officials and education policymakers will attend. Speakers and panelists will highlight key initiatives and strategies the colleges are undertaking to improve completion rates.

Since the first MACC Completion Summit in 2010, degree completions at Maryland’s community colleges are up 33 percent and industry certifications are up 38 percent. At Carroll Community College, degree completions are up 40 percent for the same period.

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