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HUD Official Visits College

HUD Official Visits College

Francey Lim Youngberg, J.D., deputy assistant secretary for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Relations and Public Engagement for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, met with approximately 20 students on Feb. 3 in the Pavilion to discuss affordable housing issues. Youngberg received her law degree from Harvard University.


Salute to African-American Heritage Month

Salute to African-American Heritage Month

Salute to African-American Heritage Month

The elaborate turban of a spoken word artist is just one of the many hats worn by alumna Divine Islam, who entertained the crowd during the Collegeís Third Annual African-American Heritage Breakfast, Wednesday, Feb. 15, in the Great Hall. She performed an original poetry reading and song as part of the program that also featured keynote speaker Pamela Felder, lecturer and program manager of the Higher Education Division at the University of Pennsylvania. Felder received her Ph.D. in Education from Penn., with a specialization in higher education. Islam is an entrepreneur who operates an online jewelry business, a travel agency and a modeling school.


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Wistar Chief is Pathways Headliner

Wistar Chief is Pathways Headliner

Dario C. Altieri, M.D. the executive vice president and chief scientific officer at The Wistar Institute, director of The Wistar Cancer Center, and distinguished professor of Cancer Biology spoke on Feb. 22 of the ways science can lift up and heal communities at the biannual breakfast, which unveiled the newest Pathways Magazine. The College and Wistar have collaborated since 1999 on a unique training program designed to prepare community college students for career opportunities as biomedical research technicians. Click here to view Dr. Altieri speaking to the power of scientific research at the breakfast.


Voiceless Victims the Focus of Law and Society Week


Radnor Township Police Chief William Colarulo led a panel of the city’s top crime reporters during the 13th Annual Law and Society Week, Feb. 25–March 2. The weeklong series of events sponsored by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society address the topics of child sexual abuse, elder abuse, immigration and others related to the theme of “The Voiceless.”

Homeland Security Mobile Command Post
A Philadelphia police officer provides a tour of the departmentís Homeland Security Mobile Command Post, which was parked at 17th and Spring Garden on Monday, Feb. 27.

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College Hosts New Council Members


Second District Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (back to camera), lunches with students Iyun Williams and Viorika Hrishka; Lynette Brown-Sow, vice president for Marketing and Government Relations; and Stephen M. Curtis, Ph.D. (not pictured). The informal Feb. 28 luncheon was designed to acquaint Philadelphia’s newly elected council members with the array of programs at the College.  Councilmen Mark Squilla and Dennis O’Brien also attended the event, while Council members Cindy Bass and Bob Henon sent representatives.

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