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.
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.
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.