BCCC’s 11th annual Community-Wide Scholarship Breakfast to honor community “good works” leaders

When Baltimore City Community College holds its 11th annual Community-Wide Scholarship Breakfast April 25, the focus will be on students and education, and the lasting community service contributions of their benefactors. The breakfast will take place from 8:30-11 a.m. at Martin’s West and directly benefit Baltimore City students whose goal is to earn an associate’s degree.

The aim of this year’s breakfast is simple: to raise as much money as possible for prospective BCCC students and enlist the help of the community. As part of the program, students from area high schools will be honored and given scholarships.

Distinguished members of the Baltimore City community — Kenneth R. Banks, president of Banks Construction; Bishop Durant K. Harvin III, senior pastor of Emmanuel Christian Community Church; Kendra Randall Jolivet, attorney and co-founder of A Step Closer, dedicated to abused and neglected children; Charles R. Owens, executive director of the Baltimore City Chamber of Commerce; and Harry Smith, BCCC professor and community activist — will be honored for the totality of their professional and life accomplishments. All are distinguished supporters of BCCC’s community-based educational mission.

Contributions raised through this year’s breakfast provide scholarships affording eligible students the opportunity to attain their dream of a college education and a better quality of life. BCCC scholarships, worth $1,500-$2,000, will be awarded at the breakfast to Baltimore-area high school students.

Tickets for this year’s breakfast are $45 and will support the BCCC Foundation, Inc. as a partially tax-deductible donation. Tickets may be ordered by calling Professor Cortez Walker at (410) 462-7695.

Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College is a state-sponsored two-year, open admissions institution that enrolls approximately 20,000 credit and noncredit students each year. Some of BCCC’s more than 30,000 distinguished alumni include Oscar-winning motion picture producer/director Barry Levinson, advertising executive Phyllis Brotman, USA Today columnist DeWayne Wickham, Genesee Community College President Dr. Stuart Steiner, Baltimore City Sheriff John Anderson, and Maryland State Senator Joan Carter Conway.

BCCC is the city’s only community college, and awards the associate’s degree and certificates in a number of academic disciplines. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions of higher learning and enrolls more Baltimore residents as undergraduates than any college or university in Maryland.

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