First Responders Receive College Scholarships From Philanthropists Kal and Lucille Rudman

WHAT: Philanthropist Kal Rudman will present a $12,000 donation to Community College of Philadelphia and Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.

Since 2002, the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation has provided 376 students with grants totaling $146,743. Approximately 80 percent of the nation’s first responders are current or past community college students. Community colleges also play an increasingly important role in training for many aspects of homeland security.

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., today, Sept. 14

WHERE: Police Headquarters, 750 Race Street


  • Lt. Brian Sprowal and other scholarship recipients – a North Philadelphia native Sprowal graduated from the College in 2009 with highest honors, earning an associate’s degree in Justice. Last October, he was promoted to lieutenant. He is now platoon commander of the 16th Police District, where he manages 47 officers. He recently received a bachelor’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Organizational Management from Gwynedd-Mercy College.
  • Kal Rudman; Community College of Philadelphia President Stephen M. Curtis; and Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.