Comet Stories

Meet 2018 Study Abroad Scholar Jonathon Torres

The Contra Costa Community College District has a great study abroad program – but some years, no one from CCC applies at all! Retired Chancellor Dr. Helen Benjamin and retired Senior Dean of Research & Development Tim Clow want more students to be able to take advantage...

‘No One Can Take An Education Away’

Iracema Camargo Garcia has faced challenges that most of us can’t fathom. “I suffered a lot in my country,” she remembers. But Iracema is a fighter. No matter what challenges faced her, she persevered. Iracema emigrated from Mexico when she was 20 years old. “It was...

Class of 2018 Graduates with Honors, Scholarships

Contra Costa College is thrilled to congratulate the class of 2018! Over 780 CCC students graduated with more than 1,500 degrees and certificates this year. At its annual commencement ceremony last week, 350 new grads walked away wiht over $320,000 in scholarships. “This was both a...

Kristin Lobos Found Confidence at CCC

Kristin Lobos didn’t come to CCC for an associate degree. Inspired by her daughter’s struggle, Kristin had planned on earning a certificate in addiction treatment. “I had been through this experience with my daughter,” Kristin explains, “and I wanted to help other families. I did some...