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May 31, 2012

News from Cape Cod Community College 





Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg 
Over 150 Are Registered - Over 200 Expected on Campus Tomorrow for a Unique Look at Technology's Impact on
Life Today. 

Technology Entrepreneur Patricia "Trish" Kennedy keynotes a day-long conference tomorrow that looks at how being surrounded by technology really can enhance how one lives life today. Workshops on security, health, and relationships for the older adult, and caregivers, among many topics, all are FREE, thanks to the generosity of donors !


This conference offers innovative and timely information regarding the latest tools for independent living and active engagement throughout the lifespan. Educational programs will cover an array of topics of interest to older adults, caregivers, and professionals including:


  • Smart Home Technology - Promoting independence and enhance safety and security.
  • Health and Wellness Technology - Preventing disease or managing and monitoring a range of health conditions.
  • Social Networking Technology - Staying connected with friends and family.
  • Learning Technology - Staying intellectually challenged and/or brain fit and to entertain (choosing the right technology tools to fit your life-e.g., digital cameras, tablets, smartphones, laptops, etc.)

See a complete list of conference topics here, and click on the registration link. It's FREE! 



COMMENCEMENT - A Day-Long Celebration  


 It's easy to think in singular terms of Commencement, a single word that at its core is the event at which certificate and degrees are conferred. But, in the traditions of this College, it's really a day-long celebration of many aspects of this institution's life.  Below is a look at the series of celebrations and honors that were rolled into Commencement Day May 24, 2012.



Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg
The day began at 11:30 a.m. as this year's graduates of the Dental Hygiene program gathered for the first time on-stage for their pinning ceremony. Graduates receive a unique pin signifying their completion of the program's requirements. Program Coordinator Elaine Madden is shown at the podium as President Schatzberg looks on.



Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg
The College's Nursing program took the stage at 1 p.m. for their pinning ceremony. This year's class totaled 79 members. President Schatzberg is shown at the podium addressing the graduates. The photo gives us a chance to congratulate Prof. Laura Seabury, Ph.D. (brilliant red robe), who just recently earned her Doctorate. This ceremony was the first time she would wear the unique robe signifying her new academic status.



Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg
Each year the College faculty honor one of their own with the Excellence in Teaching award. Excellence in Teaching is characterized by commitment to students, to the college and its community, and to personal professional growth. Prof. Nancy Willets was completely surprised during this year's Commencement as her name was called. The award is a closely guarded secret until the moment the honoree is named in the ceremony.  Vice President Susan Miller read the citation and made the award.



Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg
Annually, the Alumni Association seeks nominations for an Alumna/Alumnus of The Year. During the May 24th event, Alumni Trustee Susan Fernald (at the podium) honored Dimitar Arabadzheiv (right, receiving the citation) for his deep commitment to the College and to a broad range of community service activities throughout the community. President Schatzberg is leading the audience's strong applause as the award is made.



Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg
Some years ago, the College began honoring individuals within the region who have been strong supporters of, or whose lives have embraced, the community college mission of open access and service. This year's Honorary Degree recipient was Jessie Little Doe Baird of Mashpee who has made it her life's work to restore the spoken and written language of the Wampanoag people. She's received national recognition from a wide variety of entities including the prestigious John D. and Catherine T. MacCarther Foundation Fellowship - so called "genius grant" - given by the Foundation to individuals "working across a broad spectrum of endeavors...selected for their creativity, originality, and potential to make important contributions in the future."
Jessie is shown with the citation and her degree as President Schatzberg leads the applause.



Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg
And, ultimately, this is what every graduate is waiting for at Commencement, their "Kodak Moment."  Here is Wendy Richard, the student speaker during the Dental Hygiene Pinning ceremony in front of the official photographer with President Schatzberg at her side, and Vice Chair of the College's Board of Trustee's Ralph Cahoon as he presents her diploma folder. Of the 715 members of the Class of 2012, approximately 350 walked across the Melody Tent Stage in this year's ceremony. The over 700 member class is believed to be the largest graduating class in the College's history.



Dr. Kathleen Schatzberg
Even as Commencement signals the end of an academic year, much is going on at the College, especially in the area of STEM - Science, Technology Engineering and Math. After an extensive search process, recently the College welcomed Dr. Robert D. Cody to the full-time roll as Dean of the Division of Science, Technology, Mathematics, Business, and Workforce Education. Bob has been filling the position on an interim basis for some time, and is very active in establishing institutional linkages with the region's high tech, research, and  manufacturing-based business. In her message to the College community, Vice President Susan Miller noted, " Bob's experiences as a research chemist, executive-level manager, owner of a consultant firm, school board member/co-chair, college instructor, and interim dean have prepared him well for this position.  I believe Bob will continue to provide effective leadership, work with faculty and staff to develop new academic and workforce initiatives, and support the CCCC mission in the years to come."



COMCAST Channel 98 

 We are broadcasting Classic Arts Showcase at this time.


Please keep checking this space for updates as new sessions are put into the calendar.


If you are considering any of the College's Health Sciences programs,
please call the College Admissions office at 1-800-362-2131 x 4311.
Students registering for health career courses must provide complete documentation of required immunizations prior to the start of classes. This may take several months to complete. Select this link  for more information.   


Adult Learner Information Session:

at 6 p.m. Jun. 14.  in South Rm G8
Please call 508-362-2131 x 4318 or register online at www.capecod.edu/web/adult-learner
Massage Therapy: Tuesday
from 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.  Jun. 19  all in Lorusso Tech Bld. Rm 114
Medical Assisting: Wednesday
at 1 p.m.  Jun. 13  in the Admissions Office, Nickerson Admin. Bldg. Ground Floor

Medical Interpreter: Wednesday
at 5 p.m.  Jun. 20  in the Admissions Office, Nickerson Admin. Bldg. Ground Floor

Paramedic Certificate: Tuesday
at 4 p.m. Jun.12 in the Admissions Office, Nickerson Admin. Bldg. Ground floor 


Tri-Level Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Program: Wednesday
at 4 p.m. Jul 11 in North Rm 118   Those interested need not register. Please attend.



Non Discrimination Policy

Cape Cod Community College policy prohibits discrimination in education, employment, and services due to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, or disability. Individuals requiring auxiliary aids or services to access any event at the College may contact The O'Neill Center for Disability Services at 1-508-362-2131 ext. 4533.

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Michael Gross, Director of College Communications, 508-375-4003
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