Carroll Community College Foundation's Annual Campaign, “Making the Difference,” honors Dr. Faye Pappalardo’s 26 years at Carroll, the pinnacle of which has been her presidency. Since stepping into office as second president in 1999, Dr. Pappalardo has made a transformational difference in students’ lives. She has led Carroll with indefatigable energy, unwavering integrity and extraordinary humanity; her goals ever focused on providing the highest-quality learning programs possible to meet the needs of Carroll County citizens and employers. The areas of the college most important to Dr. Pappalardo are reflected in the campaign’s priorities:
- Student Scholarships
- Programs and Equipment
- Innovation in Curriculum Design
- Student Support and Engagement
- Professional, Well-trained Faculty/Staff
The community and employee phases of the “Making the Difference” campaign are currently in progress. If you would like information on how you can support this important initiative, please visit www.carrollcc.edu/makingthedifference or contact the Carroll Community College Foundation at 410-386-8154.
A student’s perspective:
“My name is Samantha Stephan and I am in my final semester here at Carroll. As I begin the process of graduating and transferring to Towson University, I can only think that if it was not for Carroll I would not be prepared for either of those things today.
After high school I knew what I wanted to do as a career, but I had no idea where to go to accomplish my goals. At Carroll, I received the knowledge and skills I would need in order to be successful at the college level. From being a Peer Mentor in the GREAT Start program and a Student Ambassador, of course, in the classroom I became confident in myself and my leadership abilities. That, to me, is what education is all about: getting to know yourself and taking control of your future, your life.
So on behalf of all my fellow school mates, I thank you for this opportunity and your generosity! It is very much appreciated.”
- Samantha Stephan, Carroll Community College Student