Can Community Colleges Become Prestigious?

Community colleges are often situated as secondary, less prestigious options for higher education. Can community colleges become prestigious? Huynh shares how we can rethink this question and what community colleges have to offer.  Dr. Cindy Huynh is a second-generation Vietnamese American woman and a first-generation college graduate from San Jose, California. She received her B.A. in Asian American Studies at UC Davis, M.A. in Asian American Studies from SF State, and Ph.D. in Education from the University of Utah. Dr. Huynh is deeply passionate about teaching and empowering young people to work alongside their communities for social change. She currently (and proudly!) serves as tenure-track faculty in Ethnic Studies at San Jose City College and has also taught Ethnic Studies at SF State and Gender Studies and Education at the University of Utah.

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