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Celebration of Stars

In December, the College honored its veteran employees at a brunch in the Great Hall, decorated like a winter wonderland. This year’s honorees include:

Celebration of Stars
40-year employees: Garvin Poole and Joan Paul. Paul retired in late December.
Celebration of Stars
30-year employees: Front, from left: Robin Krefetz, Pairat Sethbhakdi, Lorraine Threadgill, Anne Keenan, Edward Parker, Geanitte Hines and Eloise Hall. Back, from left: Jean Strupczewski, Gary Blank, Robert Mora, Michaline Mizeraczyk, Steven Barnett, Jerold Price and John Braxton.
Celebration of Stars
20-year employees: Front, from left: Kathleen Murphey, Patricia Valdez, Girija Nagaswami, Carmen Colon, Dulivanette Onema, Diane Messer and Brandee Allen. Back, from left: Brenton Webber; James McSherry, Jr.; Denise Solomon; William Love; Deborah McKnight; Donald Scott; Jamie Reinstein; Stephen Gulick and John D’Anjou.

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Spring Professional Development

Dr. Curtis updated the College faculty and staff on issues likely to affect the institution and its students. Following his remarks, the Strategic Planning Committee facilitated a discussion of the group’s priority recommendations for moving the College forward in the coming years.

Professional Development

10,000 Small Businesses

10,000 Small Businesses
Pictured above, from left, are Patricia Coulter, president/CEO, Urban League of Philadelphia; John F.W. Rogers, vice president, Goldman Sachs; Mayor Michael Nutter; U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan, R-Pa.; President Curtis and Varsovia Fernandez, president and CEO, Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.


On Jan. 9, Mayor Michael Nutter announced a partnership between the city of Philadelphia and the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative to help create jobs and economic growth by providing local small businesses with practical business education, business support services and access to capital. Community College of Philadelphia will deliver the business education portion of the program, and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation and Community First Fund will originate the small business loans.