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December 10, 2020 29 min

“Community colleges have low self-esteem” – as a graduate of both a community college and an ivy-league university I can relate to that sentiment. Because community colleges serve an important role in supporting the American Dream, to aid continued upward mobility in our country, I asked Sarah Leggesse to share her insights about students and staff. How do stories about alcohol abuse on campus live alongside stories of an 85-year-old student trying to better herself? How did community colleges help students change the world, students like Steve Jobs, Tom Hanks, and one of the scientists developing the human genome sequence?

 

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