CNCC Corner: Thankfulness

CNCC President Ron Granger | CNCC Photo

It is hard to believe that we are so close to the holiday season. Over the last few days, I have been thinking about all the things that have happened during the last seven to eight months, and how lucky we all are to live where we do. We have faced a very difficult time but have done a great job in keeping the college moving forward. So, for this month’s CNCC Corner I wanted to share all the things I am thankful for even during these unprecedented times.

I am thankful to our students for having trust and faith in CNCC. They have been a great inspiration to all of us, and they put the magic back in the college when they are on our campuses. Our students are some of the best in the state and have been willing to do what it takes to accomplish their goals in education.

I am thankful to our faculty and staff for everything they have done over the last several months. They have been the guiding light for our students. They have worked many hours to make sure our students have the classes needed in the instructional mode the students wanted. They have made sure our campuses are safe, clean, and ready for whatever we might face. Many have put in lots of extra hours to make sure CNCC thrives during this time. I am thankful to our community members who have supported us in so many ways over the last several months. Our counties and towns have been a big part of the college for so many years and have shown us how much they care about this college and about the students who are here.
I am thankful to both of our local boards for the willingness to step up financially, if needed, during this time of tremendous budget cuts and extra cost associated with this pandemic. Both of our boards did not hesitate to provide the possible financial support the college and the students might need during this academic year.

This is only a small list of things that all of us at CNCC are thankful for. Knowing all of these groups have come together to make CNCC successful makes me proud to be a part of CNCC. Even though we have and will face difficult times ahead, I want to personally thank everyone for the dedication, hard work, and cooperation that has made this year a successful one at Colorado Northwestern Community College.