Set Goals, Take Action

Ready or not, the new year has arrived. It’s a time to make a fresh start, set new goals and dream new dreams. 

Setting those big goals is great, but you have to do more than write them on a piece of paper. It’s also important to get started, to take a step no matter how small. The longer you wait to start, the harder it seems to be to take that first step, and before you know it December has rolled around again.

Do something today that will move you a little closer to your goal. You might be surprised at how good you feel because you did something, which can lead you to do something tomorrow and the next day. Before you know it, you’ve moved much closer to your goal.

If any of your goals for this year involve going back to school, now is the time. Whether you want to start earning a degree, finish a degree, learn a new skill or trade, learn a skill that will help you advance at your current employer, or learn something new just for the fun of it, get started today.

On-campus Last Minute Registration is going on now. Come by the Student Activities Center, January 4 – 7, 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or January 8, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Staff members are available to help.

Don’t let another year slip away.  

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Thanksgiving Wishes

Thanksgiving is two days away. Between making all of the preparations and worrying about getting to all the gatherings on time, don’t forget to enjoy it!



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Repeat! CCC Receives Million Dollar Grant Again

Congressman Patrick McHenry poses with CCC President L. Steve Thornburg, TRiO Project Director Annette Toms and a group of TRiO students.

Congressman Patrick McHenry visited CCC to present a check to President L. Steve Thornburg, TRiO Project Director Annette Toms, and a group of TRiO students.

Cleveland Community College provides diverse and accessible learning opportunities to meet the educational and training needs of our community.

For the second time, Cleveland Community College has received a $1.1 million grant to support its TRiO-Student Support Services project! The five-year federal grant will provide $220,000 each year to support the TRiO-SSS project. A few weeks ago, Congressman Patrick McHenry visited CCC to present a check to the TRIO-SSS director and a group of students.

The project’s goal is to help first-generation college students, low-income students, and others successfully complete a program of study.

The project director, Annette Toms, says that the grant gives her team the ability to provide students with help choosing the right classes, tutoring support, mentoring opportunities, and more. There were so many success stories during the first grant cycle they are excited to be able to continue.

The TRiO-SSS project is part of the federal TRiO Programs, aimed at helping increase graduation rates among students from disadvantaged backgrounds, low-income students, first-generation college students, and individuals with disabilities.

As part of this second grant cycle, Toms and her team plan to expand the project’s offerings to include, among other services, social belonging strategies and connection with workforce development services.

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