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Where Would Alabama Be Without Its Community Colleges?

May 17, 2011

by Dr. Freida Hill, Alabama Community College System Chancellor

Montgomery, Ala. – As I travel our state, I enjoy talking to community and business leaders, economic developers, educators, and local citizens about one of our state’s finest resources – its community college system. My goal is simple. I want to know how the Alabama Community College System can better serve the citizens of this state. Everywhere I go, I ask the same question: What would your community be without its two-year college?

The responses to my question have been wide-ranging, but strikingly similar:

  • Many have said that without our community colleges, they would never have been able to go to college or have a career. Higher education would be less accessible to the thousands of citizens who depend on our campuses to provide an affordable pathway to a quality education and a better life.

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