College and Community: A win-win relationship

Tuesday, October 09, 2018

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Any talk of that old adage about “town and gown” – when walls of social separation and professional tensions exist between a college and the town in which it resides – will fall on deaf ears when you speak with most people in the Alexandria area. In fact, many speak with tremendous pride about the relationship that exists between the Alexandria Technical and Community College and the city of Alexandria.

“There is just such a synergy in this area between the community and the college that has been so impressive to me,” said Tara Bitzan, executive director of the Alexandria Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce. “The college is at the table for the majority of the community discussions going on. Any time there is a challenge in the community they are one of the key players stepping up to help find solutions.”

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