GCC Responds

by Erica Goleman
October 4, 2017

Et Lux, in tenebris lucet. And the light shineth in the darkness. — V. Frankl and B. Brecht — Dear GCC Community, I write to let you know that our flag has been lowered to half-mast by order of the President of the United States. We do so out of respect for those who were […]

On Charlottesville

by admin
August 17, 2017

Dear GCC Community, It has been most difficult for our nation to watch and experience the levels of hatred and intolerance unfold at The University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The violence committed by white supremacists and neo-Nazi groups is not an example of free speech but an act of deep seated racism and anti-Semitic bigotry. […]

2017 Commencement Address

by admin
June 5, 2017

Good afternoon students, families, friends and colleagues. My name is Bob Pura and as President of this wonderful college, I have the honor and privilege of welcoming you to the 54th commencement of GCC – the graduation of the great class of 2017. Are you ready? I would like to introduce the platform party from […]

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day 2017

by admin
January 17, 2017

President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the Civil Rights Law in 1964, said “Too many Americans live on the outskirts of hope.” Today as we gather here to celebrate one of our nation’s most important leaders, there are millions of Americans who live on the outskirts of our economy and the outskirts of our government. […]

When College Was a Public Good

by admin
November 29, 2016

The author of this recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education suggests that the decline in support for public higher education funding coincides with the increase in the diversity of our nation.  The great and large investment strategies like the GI bill “have come when there was a strong white majority.” “Some of that […]

Holding Out a Lamp to the World You Want to Live In

by admin
November 28, 2016

Dear students, I hope that you had a good Thanksgiving break.  It is among my favorite holidays because, beyond the family, food and occasional football game, this holiday provides a bit of a respite from the day to day and some time for reflection.  One of the things I am most thankful for this year […]

Welcome to Fall 2016

by admin
September 14, 2016

Dear Students, On behalf of our faculty and staff, I want to welcome you (back) to GCC. We are pleased that you are here and understand the privilege and responsibility we have of teaching and learning with you. I hope that the first week of classes went well and the transition into the Fall semester […]