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    Casting a Wider Net: Who We Are and What We Do

    Casting a Wider Net: Who We Are and What We Do

    Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania Sometimes, I like to take a step back and talk about the big picture, especially for new readers who have joined us recently. Think of this as the 10,000-foot view if you will. We...

    Belongingness Still Matters

    Belongingness Still Matters

    Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College Earlier this week, the solar eclipse was the big excitement here in Erie as everyone came together to witness four-ish minutes of totality. This was the last total solar eclipse that will be visible...

    Educational Access: Proximity Matters

    Educational Access: Proximity Matters

    Chris Gray, Ph.D.  Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania  A recurrent theme in my blogs is that proximity to education is an access issue, making it an equity issue. What I mean here is that the distance that potential students have to...

    Course Modalities = Flexibility

    Course Modalities = Flexibility

    Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania In my last blog, I talked about the difference it can make to students’ educational experiences when they visit college campuses in person. I firmly believe that the best way to get to...

    The In-Person Difference

    The In-Person Difference

    Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College We are just about halfway through the first eight-week spring session as I sit down to write on this February 29, Leap Day. Time is moving swiftly, and we’ve already turned our sights to recruitment...

    Honoring Black History Month

    Honoring Black History Month

    Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania I’ve been seeing lots of posts in my social media feed recently about January and just how long it feels.  There were jokes about how it's the 47th day of January already, and the...

    EC3 Spring Semester: The Countdown Is On!

    EC3 Spring Semester: The Countdown Is On!

    Chris Gray, Ph.D.  Founding President, Erie County Community College  We’re just a few weeks away from the launch of our third EC3 Spring semester, and the excitement builds a little more each day.  At the time of this writing, we are just eighteen days away from the...

    Reviewing Our Values

    Reviewing Our Values

    Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College Happy New Year! We’re back at work here at EC3 and preparing for another exciting semester.  In keeping with this time of year, I wanted to mention an exciting development for us as a college. We...

    Slowness and Light

    Slowness and Light

    Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College The darkest day of the year is just about the corner, and the holidays are all but upon us. The next couple of days are the darkest and busiest time of the year in the northern hemisphere. ...