Through our CCBC Parent News platform, the varied departments of CCBC will be taking the opportunity to introduce themselves and what they do on campus. We are thrilled to have so many wonderfully dedicated professionals who are committed to the success of CCBC students, and are excited to have them share their backgrounds and stories with you.
Department of Student Life
Mission: CCBC’s Department of Student Life will enhance the experiences of 21st century community college students by driving engagement through the use of high-impact practices and student-centric programming, services, and resources, focusing on students’ holistic development, and maximizing their abilities to bring positive change to the campus, the community and the workplace.
Values: At the Community College of Beaver
County, we RAISE the bar. Within Student Life, we remind our students what it
means when we say I Am A Titan.
| Accountability | Integrity | Students First | Excellence
Trust | Innovation| Thankfulness | Acceptance | Neighborly
Staff Assistant for Student Activities – Melody Kimbrough (Far L)
Where are you from?
I am a Monaca native, and am Beaver County through and through.
How long have you been working in Higher Education?
I have been working here at CCBC for more than 16 years. I started in Student Records, spent many years in Workforce Development, and now enjoy spending my days in Student Life, engaging and interacting with students through activities and events.
What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Working closely with the students! Seeing them be successful, and grow during their time here is a wonderful reminder of why we do what we do, and why we enjoy putting the work in to provide a quality experience. When a student goes out of their way to tell you that they passed an exam, earned their driver’s license, or had some other personal or academic success, it is a wonderful highlight of a day.
What’s your favorite CCBC memory?
My personal favorite has to be when a student that I worked closely with for two years during her career was the opening student speaker at Commencement the year she graduated. I was so very proud of her when she made that speech, and am still proud of her to this day as she pursues her bachelor’s degree!
What’s your quote to live by?
Everything happens for a reason!
What are three words that your colleagues would use to describe you?
Wow…this one’s tough. But I hope they’d say that I am hard-working, organized, and creative.
… thius is the
Director of Student Life Colin Sisk (Far L)
Where are you from?
Center Township! I grew up less than a mile from CCBC’s Campus,
and I still live in the community now!
How long have you
been working in Higher Education?
I have been working with students since
2015, both at the university level (two-and-a-half years) and now the community
college level (here at CCBC since August of 2018).
What’s your favorite
thing about your job?
Being able to have a part in a broad range of our students’
experiences on campus, from their first day at New Student Orientation to their
Commencement ceremony and everything in between.
What’s your favorite
It hasn’t been that long here yet! But if I had to pick one
I would say seeing the students process out of the dome after Commencement was
an incredible moment – knowing that our work helped memorialize their
achievements was pretty awesome.
What’s your quote to
Professionally?: “Never forget that the decisions that we make impact the lives of other people’s children” – Andy Geiger (former Director of Athletics at Ohio State University) via Heather Lyke (Current Director of Athletics at the University of Pittsburgh).
Personally? :”There are three ways to ultimate success: The
first way is to be kind. The second way is to be kind. The third way is to be
kind.” – Fred Rogers.
What are three words
that your colleagues would use to describe you?
I would hope that they would think of me as loyal,
dedicated, and easy-going.