Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania I’ve worked in many institutions in which things have been done a certain way just because that’s the way they’ve always been done, and we can’t break...
Staying Vigilant About Belongingness
Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College As we move into our second month of the Spring 2023 semester, I am noticing that something has changed among students. The atmosphere just feels a bit more...
Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennsylvania In late January, EC3 was notified by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) that we have met the necessary standards to officially...
It’s Groundhog Day … Again
Notes from the President Christopher Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College As I sit down to pen this blog post, we’ve just been greeted by the unhappy news that Punxsutawney Phil has seen his shadow; as a result, we have six more weeks of...
Honoring His Legacy
Notes from the President Christopher Gray, Ph.D.| Founding President, Erie County Community College This week, the nation remembered the legendary Martin Luther King Jr. and commemorated his birthday. As we all learn during our childhood social studies...
Gearing Up for Semester #4
Dr. Chris Gray takes to his blog to discuss what semester #4 looks like at Erie County Community College.
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
As I write today, much of the continental United States is under some kind of weather watch or warning thanks to the emergence of Winter Storm Elliott. Weather.com prognosticates that Erie County is anticipating a “Multi-hazard winter storm with a combination of strong winds, very cold temperatures, snow, and blowing snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 6 to 15 inches. Highest snowfall amounts likely in Erie County, Pennsylvania. Winds gusting as high as 65 mph. Dangerously cold wind chills expected. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero.” Those are hurricane-force winds in December!
Program Spotlight: CNC Operator/Programmer
If you’ve been around since the beginning, you know that EC3 started small; we offered a limited selection of courses during our first semester as we worked to get our institution off the ground. We did this deliberately; we wanted to intentionally choose programs that would meet our students where they are while simultaneously working to help fill employment gaps here in Erie County.
An Attitude of Gratitude
As we head into our last day of classes before Thanksgiving recess, I find it helpful to pause and reflect on the semester so far. More of Fall 2022 is behind us than lies ahead, and I can see in our students the need for some downtime.
Investing in Our Veterans
EC3 Founding President Dr. Christopher Gray reflects on the G.I. Bill and its impact on educating service members.