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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Hands Across California: If It Weren't For Community Colleges...

As strange as it sounds to us students, I know there are some people that have a slightly skewed opinion of community colleges. They may think that community college is for people who weren't good enough for a university or who 'couldn't hack it'. Well, we all know that isn't true. There are incredibly brilliant and talented people that get their start at community colleges. At these two-year institutions, they may have gotten the financial help they needed to attend college and complete their general education requirements before transferring and pursuing their dreams and passions. The problem is, though, we never hear what community college people went to. We'll hear people say that they're Stanford or UCLA graduates, but how many times have you ever heard someone say, "Well I graduated NYU by way of Coastline Community College"?

I don't think I've ever heard that. And that's a darn shame. Fortunately, however, I've located a list (and it's a list. Not grocery list length; this is pages long). This is a list of prominent and successful people in a variety of professions, from athletes to actors to scientists. It lists what they do now and which community college they attended. And not just any community colleges. California community colleges.

So. Click HERE to see the list of people who wouldn't be where they are without California Community Colleges...

1 comment:

  1. Doug Gottlieb? Page 18 at the bottom. Thank you CC's of the Republic of California.

    4-year private schools are expensive, I know it (so does my student loan payments) so it's good to see the "little" guys get their due.

    an education at a "prestigious" school is overrated. OVERRATED!