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CCBC Featured on ‘The College Tour’ Series

By D.Dilard, The Avenue News I March 7, 2023

Community College of Baltimore County has announced it will be featured in Season 8 of The College Tour series, hosted by Alex Boylan, a former “Amazing Race” winner and on-screen personality.

The College Tour is a series created to enable high school students to virtually travel across America for an inside look at colleges and universities. Each episode of The College Tour highlights a college or university through the eyes of its students, faculty and alumni, providing prospective students with an intimate look at life on campus beyond brochures or websites.

CCBC will host an invitation-only premiere party for The College Tour episode on Thursday, March 16 at the Cinemark Theater in Towson, and the episode will be available for public viewing from CCBC’s website beginning March 17.

The cast of students will walk the “orange carpet” at the premiere and participate in a panel discussion hosted virtually by Boylan. The episode will debut on Amazon Prime on May 23.

“We’re extremely proud that CCBC and our amazing students and alumni are featured on The College Tour series,” CCBC President Sandra Kurtinitis said.

“At CCBC, we have a diverse student body who have a wide range of career goals. It is wonderful that our students have been able to tell their stories on The College Tour, and we hope that others who may have been considering community college will learn more about all of the opportunities we have at CCBC and take the next step in their education.”

With three main campuses and three extension centers, CCBC educates nearly 50,000 students each year who choose from more than 280 programs, including 60 online programs.

Located in Baltimore County, CCBC is among the largest community colleges in Maryland and a major provider of workforce training in the Baltimore region. Based on their goals, students have the option to transfer to complete a bachelor’s degree, learn new career skills or enter the workforce.

CCBC students and alumni, along with their respective majors, highlighted in The College Tour episode include:

Anderson Jaggernauth (Essex) — alumni, General Studies

Asia Lee (Nottingham) – student, Elementary Education

Bernard Mkumbuzi (Owngs Mills) – student, American Sign Language/Interpreter Prep

Francessca Prado (Essex) – student, Psychology

Iyona Anderson (Baltimore) – non-credit student, Pharmacy Tech

Kalla Lavender (Owings Mills) – student, Cybersecurity

Leah Howard – (Pikesville) – alumni, Fine Arts

Nichelle Roane (Baltimore) – alumni, Center for Business Innovation

Philemon Phalwas (Belcamp) – student, Dental Hygiene

Ryan Washington (Mt. Airy, Md.) – alumni/faculty, Automotive Tech