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Where A Community College Education Can Lead …

Asked about community colleges, University of Idaho President Tim White said he started his own higher education at one, which at that time was called a junior college. “I am a personal testimony to the power of that level of education,” he said — Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise.

DFO: And I’m another. Without Butte Junior College in the late 1960s, I wouldn’t have gotten a college education. At the last minute in fall 1968, I signed up for the community college, which began the year before in an old high school near Chico, Calif., figuring I’d get as many credits as I could while waiting to be drafted. I hadn’t gone to school after graduating the year before, so I thought there was no way to avoid the draft and Vietnam. I’d even taking the test for the Air Force. However, I earned straight A’s my first semester and received student 2S status after the dean of students wrote a letter to my draft board. Dunno what would have happened to me, if it hadn’t been for community college. But I doubt that I would be a journalist.

Question: Has a community college made a difference in your life?

Also from Betsy Russell/Eye On Boise: Lawmakers praise NIC prez Burke, 3 weeks and no press conference for Butch, From Idaho to Louisiana and back, 7 miles away, 20 percent more pay, Pointing out a few key alumni, and UI attracting first generation students.

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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