Monthly Archives: May 2016

Reflection as I finish my time at CCBC…

It is shocking to think that I will be graduating tomorrow after being at CCBC for two years in the business administration program. Time surely does fly, and leaving CCBC to go onto my next school will certainly be a bittersweet transition. I am going to be transferring to IUP in the fall to major in Marketing and minor in Spanish. I hope to obtain my Master’s Degree and then possibly continuing on to pursue my Doctorate. Looking back, I will forever be grateful for the opportunities, connections, and experiences that I have had here at CCBC.

When I first decided to come to community college, I was unsure about what to expect. There are always people who will tell you that the quality of education at a community college level is not equivalent to that of the education at a four year institution. This, my friends, is completely false. I feel that the education I have received here has prepared me extremely well to be successful at IUP. There is no doubt in my mind that CCBC was a great place to start my education. I have had great teachers who have always been extremely helpful and kind. I have made friends that I am confident I will have for a lifetime.

Also, there are so many opportunities for scholarships, volunteer work, and internships through CCBC. It is just vital to make sure to keep informed on everything that is happening on campus so you never miss out on anything.

No matter where life takes me, I will always be proud to call myself a graduate from the Community College of Beaver County. I hope that after your time as CCBC students, you can say the same for yourselves.

-Liana, student blogger

The End of an Era

After completing my finals for this semester, and finishing my last few volunteer hours, my time as a student ambassador for CCBC is coming to end. I have to say, I am a bit sad to no longer be a part of this amazing group of people. I have spent the last two years having all of these fantastic opportunities to better myself and the world around me.

My time as a student ambassador has made my first two years of college such an fun experience. I met a ton of new people, got to help with a wide range of activities like the Veteran’s Breakfast and New Student Orientation, and become a well rounded college student. This has helped me become more of a responsible student and person.

My future advice for the incoming freshmen and new student ambassadors is to not take it for granted. This is such an amazing program that CCBC offers some of its students and you have to take advantage of it. You should try and help with every opportunity that is given to you because it is not just a chance to get your volunteer hours but also a chance to help out the community, learn new skills, and meet your fellow CCBC classmates.

I do want to thank the student ambassador coordinator, Sandy May, for all that she has done for me. She has made this experience so worthwhile and I’m so appreciative. If you ever need a thing, she will always go out of her way to help you out.

-Samantha, student blogger