November 07, 2022 by Paul Czarapata
As Veterans Day approaches, it makes me think about my dad’s and grandfather’s service to our country. My dad served in the Air Force and my grandfather fought in World War II in England, where he met my grandmother.
September 06, 2022 by Paul Czarapata
Classes are back in session at our 16 colleges and students have been enjoying Spirit Week, giveaways, free food and lots of other fun. We’re all about fun and events that bring people together, but we’re also about learning and student success.
August 02, 2022 by Paul Czarapata
In a recent op-ed, Big Sandy Community and Technical College Interim President Telly Sellars wrote about the Great Interruption. This is a term used to describe the high percentage of people, particularly young adults, who are not enrolling in college. As Dr. Sellars wrote: “Empty chairs in college classrooms equal fewer nurses and health care workers, welders, teachers, accountants, computer programmers, business leaders, etc. Delays for medical appointments, longer waits for car and house repairs, and larger classroom sizes for children mean stress on an already strained workforce.”