What if Cumberland CC was free?

Published by The Voice (cccvoice.wordpress.com) by Georgia I. Salvaryn & Owen James Getting through four plus years of college is tough; all the loans to gather and books to buy. But what if your first two years in a community college were free? In President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address, he announced an initiativeContinue reading “What if Cumberland CC was free?”

Mass Shootings in America

Published by The Voice *Award-winning article in the New Jersey Collegiate Press Association 2015-16 contest (njcollegepress.org) — tied Second place for Enterprise/Investigative Reporting for Two-Year Colleges* Gun violence and mass shootings have been increasingly common in the United States. From Columbine High School to Umpqua Community College, mass shootings have threatened the safety of several thousands ofContinue reading “Mass Shootings in America”

Rowan College at Cumberland County?

Published by The Voice (cccvoice.wordpress.com) For the past several months, Cumberland County College has been meeting with regional four-year universities for a possible partnership. Our number one candidate up for consideration is Rowan University. While conducting research for this article, I found that information and files about this process were provided for faculty and staff viaContinue reading “Rowan College at Cumberland County?”

C4: College completion equals academic success

Published by The Voice (cccvoice.wordpress.com) Completing college is a very challenging but rewarding experience. According to collegeatlas.org, about 30 percent of students in colleges and universities aren’t up for that challenge in the first year. That’s why there is the C4 Initiative: Community College Completion Challenge. “In essence, we are committed to helping all of ourContinue reading “C4: College completion equals academic success”

Better textbooks for your bucks

Published by The Voice (cccvoice.wordpress.com) It is the beginning of a new school year with a completely different schedule, new activities, and a new list of worries – one of those worries being how to efficiently purchase textbooks. Most students not only focus on cost, but on quality and condition. In addition, students face theContinue reading “Better textbooks for your bucks”