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Honoring His Legacy

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...

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

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

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

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. 

Becoming the College of First Choice

Becoming the College of First Choice

Notes from the President Chris Gray, Ph.D. | Founding President, Erie County Community College of Pennslyvania In the world of higher education, community colleges are often given short shrift and dismissed as the school of last resort. Because we are open-access...

Proactive Registration

Proactive Registration

Hope feels like such a small and insignificant thing when the world feels so bleak, but it’s still there, flickering in the gloom. Our EC3PA students are harbingers of what our world could become, and I vest my hope in them — that they will wrestle that better world into existence.