As I begin my fifth year as president of Roxbury Community College, I am invigorated by the energy surrounding the opening of our new spaces.
This energy was especially palpable at our recent Ribbon-Cutting, where we celebrated the completion of renovations to our Media Arts Center, our NEW Health Sciences Building, and the first floor of our Academic Building, which now includes a new bookstore and student commons.
I must begin by thanking our faculty, staff, and students for their patience and support throughout these renovations. Although we've all faced hurdles throughout construction, we've faced them together, and we never lost sight of the light at the end of the tunnel. Without your support, these renovations would not be possible.
I also need to extend a warm thank you to the community at large. It was wonderful to see so many of you at the Ribbon-Cutting Celebration. I hope you enjoyed seeing the new face of RCC as much as we did. For those of you who were unable to attend, you'll see and read about the Ribbon-Cutting on pages 4-5 and tour our new spaces on pages 6-9.
In this edition, you'll also learn more about our innovative Smart Building Technology Program, get to know some of our alumni, learn more about our Transfer and Articulation programs, and much more.
I hope that you enjoy learning about what makes RCC special and unique throughout this edition of the RCC Gazette. And, I hope that you'll continue to visit the campus and see our new spaces — we're still under renovation, and we'll be opening our new library, academic support suite, and testing center in Spring 2018!
Thank you, again, for your continued support.
Dr. Valerie Roberson
President, Roxbury Community College