Communiqué submissions can be sent to, ext. 8040, or by interoffice mail to Room A7-114.

April 2008

Shirley Adelman Kenig, adjunct instructor of English and the Learning Lab, had a work of creative nonfiction republished in Kaleidoscope (Summer/Fall 2007). The work, titled “My Mother’s Eyes,” was originally published by Jewish Currents (Nov/Dec 2003) after receiving an Honorable Mention in the Dora Teitelboim Center for Yiddish Culture’s Fifth Annual Jewish Cultural Writing Contest. In addition, her poetry has recently been published in Jewish Affairs 62 (no. 2), and Blue Collar Review 11 (no. 1).

Lynette M. Brown-Sow, vice president for Marketing and Government Relations, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of City Trust and the Zoning Board of Adjustment. The Philadelphia Courts of Common Pleas unanimously voted to appoint Ms. Brown-Sow to the Board of Directors of City Trust on February 14, 2008. The board is responsible for oversight of 118 charitable trusts left to the city, which are valued at approximately $800 million, including Girard College and Wills Eye Health System.
Lynette Brown-Sow was also appointed to the Zoning Board of Adjustment on January 17, 2008. The Zoning Board consists of five members, and it hears and decides appeals in zoning matters and considers special ordinances and grants variances.

Ms. Brown-Sow has a long history of serving the city of Philadelphia. Previous positions include Deputy Mayor of Administration under Mayor Rendell, co-chair of Mayor Nutter’s Transition Team and member of the City of Philadelphia Planning Commission. President Judge of the Courts of Common Pleas C. Darnell Jones commented on Ms. Brown-Sow’s appointment to the Board of Directors of City Trust, saying, “I’m proud to have her on the board. She has been very active in the community, and we are pleased with what she has done.”

Lisa Burton-Grika, visiting lecturer, Counseling; Joan Monroe, associate professor/Learning Disabilities specialist, Counseling; and Theresa Tsai, associate professor, Counseling; presented at the Second Annual Developmental Educators’ Summit on February 1, 2008, at Montgomery County Community College. The title of their workshop was “Universal Instructional Design (UID).” Introducing the principles of UID, they provided specific examples utilized by the faculty of Community College of Philadelphia in the areas of math, earth science (environmental conservation) and English. Note: The next Developmental Educators’ Summit will be held at Community College of Philadelphia in November 2008.

Matthew R. Shupp, Ed.D., acting director of Student Life, was recently recognized by the National Board for Certified Counselors, Inc. for outstanding merit in the area of Continuing Education.

The new College video was lauded this month by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. Community College of Philadelphia’s Division of Marketing and Government Relations received a Silver Paragon Award at the National Conference for NCMPR. They recognize outstanding work in marketing and public relations from two-year year colleges.


Rotunda Schedule

As part of the Ninth Annual Law and Society Week, the Rotunda featured an exhibit of artwork produced by Pennsylvania prison inmates, titled “TRANSFORMaNATION.” The exhibit ran from February 25 through March 1, 2008.

The Department of Photographic Imaging and the Music Department presented the opening reception, “Potpourri of Sensory Delights”, on March 12. This event marked the opening of the student Photography exhibit, and featured music performances and refreshments. The show ran from March 10 through March 25, 2008.

April is Art
, the College’s annual student art exhibit, will be on display in the Rotunda from March 31 through April 23. The exhibit is the culmination of the best of this year’s student works and is the highlight of their year.

Celebrate the College Family Exhibit
. It’s time once again to showcase the breadth of the Community College of Philadelphia experience and to celebrate the many talents of our College Family.

Now through Wednesday, April 23, submissions of arts, crafts, photography and literary, musical and scholarly works, as well as symbols of special honors and awards, can be delivered to Room MG-24 c/o David Garfield.

The Celebrate the College Family Exhibit Committee will review all submissions and make selections for the show. Please submit your items quickly.

The exhibit will open on Wednesday, April 30.