Hometown Heroes:
Community College of Philadelphia Recognizes Community and Business Leaders

Philadelphia, April 26, 2012 — Community College of Philadelphia’s three Regional Centers will bestow distinguished leadership awards to 18 luminaries at 8 a.m. on May 1, 2 and 3. The awards will be given to individuals who have demonstrated achievement and outstanding commitment to the College and their community.

The Northeast Regional Center will hold its award ceremony at 8 a.m., Tuesday, May 1, at 12901 Townsend Rd.

The Northwest Regional Center will hold its award ceremony at 8 a.m., Wednesday, May 2, at 1300 W. Godfrey Ave.

The West Regional Center will hold its ceremony at 8 a.m., Thursday, May 3, at 4725 Chestnut St.

A list of this year’s awardees for each of the Regional Centers follows:

Northeast Regional Center

Business - Sally Dancui, Owner, Sally’s Flowers
Education - Bettyann Creighton, Director of Health, Safety and Physical Education, School District of Philadelphia
Public Official - The Honorable Kevin J. Boyle, State Representative, 172nd District
Faith-Based - Jean Claude Klein, Rabbi, Congregations of Shaare Shamayim
Community Service - Paula Green, Executive Director, Northeast Family YMCA
Youth - Samuel McAninch, Senior, Swenson Arts and Technology High School

Northwest Regional Center

Business - Kerri Conner Matchett, CPA, Partner, Anita T. Conner and Associates, P.C.
Education - Darryl J. Ford, Ph.D., Head of School, William Penn Charter School
Public Official - The Honorable Shirley M. Kitchen, State Senator, 3rd District
Faith-Based - Janice Ruth Heath-Bowden, D.D., D.R.P., Co-founder and Pastor, Hope Full Gospel Family Church
Community Service - David Fellner, Founder, Sedgwick Cultural Center
Youth - Ramón Guzman-Segura, Senior, Central High School

West Regional Center

Business - Gregory L. Heller, Managing Director, Economic Growth and Community Revitalization, The Enterprise Center Community Development Corp.
Education - Solomon Jones, Author and Founder, Words On The Street Literacy Program
Public Official - The Honorable David Oh, Councilman-At-Large, City of Philadelphia
Faith-Based - Father Mike Marrone, School Minister, West Catholic High School
Community Service - Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder, Mothers In Charge, Inc.
Youth - Ashley Mason, Senior, Paul Robeson High School for Human Services