Students in the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management programs (CAHM) can compete for a new scholarship honoring TV One network chef Gerry "G." Garvin, who joined with local photographer Whitney Thomas in a series of fundraisers at the Main Campus on Dec. 2-3. The scholarship was announced at the Dec. 2, $100-a-plate dinner for 50 that Garvin prepared in the demonstration kitchen in the new Pavilion Building. The scholarship will provide a stipend for a CAHM student to attend Garvinís One Bite at a Time Culinary Boot Camp in 2012. The mentoring initiative, which Garvin started in 2009, focuses on training minorities for successful careers in the hospitality industry. Thomas, who shot the cover for Garvinís latest book, Dining In, hosted a fundraising dance party in the Pavilion on Dec. 3 that drew an estimated 300 people.
The College hosted an opening reception for the 2011 Faculty Arts Show on Oct. 19 in the Mint Building Rotunda. The show featured a variety of works by members of the departments of Architecture, Art and Design, Music, and Photographic Imaging.
U.S. Army Spc. Frederick Soejanto, left, and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Hurst were among those attending the Collegeís Remembrance Day National Roll Call on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11. Both reservists are members of the Collegeís Veterans Club. The College was one of more than 157 schools in all 50 states participating in the Remembrance Day event, which called for a moment of silence at 2 p.m. Hurst was the guest speaker at the observance, which featured a roll call of the 20 local service men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past 10 years.
Mayor Michael Nutter unveiled the second phase of an effort to overhaul the business services portal on www.Phila.gov/business at the Collegeís Center for Business and Industry. The mayor was promoting the "Business Assistant" wizard, which is meant to walk new businesses through the online process of meeting city license and compliance requirements. Additional web access to permits and applications was another big goal of the project.
Gloria Ferraro Donnelly, dean, college of Nursing and Allied Health at Drexel University, was the keynote speaker for Nursing Student Development Day on Nov. 22.
Students from the College and professor Randy Libros (back row center) toured the Philadelphia Water Departmentís wastewater treatment facility in Port Richmond in November as part of the new Process Technology Certificate program. Local field trips show how science and engineering are applied to turn raw materials into finished products like clean water. For more information on the Process Technology program, contact either Linda Gerz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-751-8616, or Randy Libros at email@example.com or 215-751-8583.
Assistant professor Leslye Friedberg and students from her English 098/099 classes visited the newly dedicated Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial in Washington, D.C. The students also visited the Vietnam Memorial as part of the trip. The lesson for the day: both monuments include text as part of their design.