Message from President McCurdy on the Election

  • Dear BCCC Faculty and Staff:

    (November 9, 2020)

    November 7, 2020 marked a truly historic day as our nation’s cities erupted in spirited celebration to recognize the inevitable passing of the baton and light to President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.  Wow!  Has it really sunk in yet that through this electoral win, Kamala Harris will be the first woman and the first woman of color to claim her seat and the national office? Many are so deeply moved by the significance of this moment.

    On Saturday, the United States and our allies and foes around the globe listened to the amplified voice of the American people and the resounding call that came from within our nation to turn the page. And even though the world watched us struggle through this tumultuous election season, it will now look to the impending leadership and the power of the American democracy to cut a constructive path toward equity, social justice, compassion and decency. 

    At the forefront for many of us is the heavy lift to deliver on the promise to unite the country, layout a plan for economic recovery from the deadly pandemic, re-open businesses and get people back to work. To lift the nation, the best moments, commitments and promises for the new national leadership are yet to come.  It is an exciting time and reset for America.

    Baltimore will also experience a reset as leadership shifts to Mayor-Elect Brandon Scott and Council President-Elect Nick Mosby next month.  I have already spoken with Mayor-Elect Scott and we are excited to partner and begin the work to serve the city and neighborhoods we call home.

    Regardless of how you voted, I know everyone is reflecting on this amazing presidential victory and the change and hope it will bring to our lives. I appreciate your role and the work you do each day to support and uplift our students to keep them central to success. 

    Stay Well and BCCC Strong!

    Debra L. McCurdy, PhD

    President