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RCC in the News – September 2020

As we head into an unprecedented fall term of online, virtual, hybrid, and in-person classes, we continue to be inspired by the persistence, flexibility, and supportive culture of Roxbury Community College’s faculty, staff, and students. The experience we have gained since the hectic early days of the pandemic are helping RCC grow in new and exciting ways while maintaining the school as a safe and supportive place of learning for students.

RCC’s media momentum continues to grow. Our President, Dr. Valerie Roberson, continues to be a voice of calm competence, intelligence, and compassion during the challenging conditions of COVID-19. She participated in a roundtable discussion with other higher education leaders that was documented in Boston Magazine’s September issue. She was part of a fascinating Boston Globe Op-Talks discussion about the impact of COVID-19 and race on community colleges with Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger in July. The pair also teamed up for a segment on WBUR’s Radio Boston program about the challenges of the fall term on August 31. Dr. Roberson shared her thoughts on how community colleges can prosper in the Dorchester Reporter in August.

A great example of the school’s creative problem solving during the pandemic is the RoxSTARS program that is connecting RCC students with free technology so the entire student body can participate in online classes. Dr. Roberson spoke about the program and other ways RCC is helping its students on WCVB’s CityLine show. RoxSTARS was also mentioned in the Boston Globe, South Boston Today, and The Somerville Times.

We need your help to share the great success stories happening at RCC. We urge all students, faculty, and staff to let us know what is happening. You can email your story to Executive Director Jordan Smock at jsmock@rcc.mass.edu or tag us in related social media posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or Instagram.