Editor’s note: Photos from member institutions of the American Association of Community Colleges

San Diego City College alumni Katya Echazarreta holds back her emotions as she becomes weightless in space. Echazarreta was among six individuals on the Blue Origin rocket that blasted into the top layers of Earth’s atmosphere this weekend. (Photo: Katya Echazarreta via Twitter)
(From left) U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Rep. Mikie Sherrill (D-New Jersey) recently participated in a Q&A at County College of Morris (CCM) in New Jersey, moderated by CCM President Anthony J. Iacono. The lawmakers also toured the college’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center. (Photo: CCM)
Louisiana Community and Technical College System President Monty Sullivan (at podium) joins Gov. John Bel Edwards and other officials in announcing a $1 million investment by Entergy in LCTCS for its Community College for the MJ Foster Promise Program, which provides financial aid for learners to earn industry credentials and associate degrees. (Photo: LCTCS)
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pennsylvania) and Val Arkoosh (center), chair of the Montgomery County Commission, visit Montgomery County Community College’s Challenger Learning Center. (Photo: MCCCC)
Kathleen Hetherington, who recently retired as a long-time president of Howard Community College (HCC) in Maryland, was honored recently with a portrait and hall at HCC named in her honor. (Photo: HCC)
U.S. Education Under Secretary James Kvaal (left) visits Guttman Community College in New York City and joins President Larry D. Johnson, Jr., for a first-hand look at the college’s innovative programs. (Photo: GCC)

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Matthew Dembicki
Matthew Dembicki edits Community College Daily and serves as associate vice president of communications for the American Association of Community Colleges.