An International Festival of Dance, Music and Cuisine
The College’s 2012 International Festival, April 2–6, celebrated world cultures and entertained the College Family with dance and music from Africa, Mongolia, Brazil and more. Performances on April 4 were especially vivid and colorful featuring the Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble, and dancers, singers and musicians from the Mongolian Culture Center and the Philadelphia Capoeira Arts Center. In addition, Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management students served a delicious, free international breakfast buffet in the Cube dining room. That was followed by Chef Tom Macrina’s lunchtime demonstration on barbecue sauces from around the world. The College-wide festival also included mini-lectures, movie screenings, and other events and activities.
Pavilion’s Cube Dedicated to Retired Faculty Donor
Nearly 100 friends and family members of Sandra Klein came together in the Pavilion Building on April 5 to celebrate the dedication of the Sandra E. Klein Cube. Klein, who retired in 2007 after 40 years of teaching, and her husband, Burt, are enthusiastic supporters of both the capital and scholarship fundraising efforts at the College. “I would say to other retirees, faculty and administrators, ‘if you love and have enjoyed the College, you must want to give back,’” Sandra Klein said.
College for a Day
Alumna Mary Anderson, former Student Government Association president and a member of the Class of 2009, told her inspirational story to a crowd of nearly 200 people who recently had earned General Education Development (GED) diplomas. Anderson, an 8th grade dropout, graduated with top honors and was selected as a member of the 2009 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team. She received a scholarship to attend West Chester University to study Elementary Education. She was in her mid-30s when she received her GED and started classes at the Main Campus. Other speakers at the April 17 event provided information on the college admission process, financial aid and programs that could help attendees use their GED as a springboard to college.
Celebrating the 2012 Retirees
The College bid farewell to retiring employees at an April 19 reception in the Mint Rotunda. Among the new retirees, seated from left, are Patty Goldentyer, Dennis Tilley and Olympia Mitchell. Standing, from left, is C. Geoffrey Berken, Brian Kovach and Tina Craig.
Limited Editions Launch
Faculty advisor Julie O’Dell and student editor Andrew Ly hold a copy of the 2012 Limited Editions magazine, an award-winning compilation of photographs, poems, short stories and creative nonfiction produced by students. The magazine celebrated its 2012 debut with a launch party on April 23 in the Pavilion’s recently dedicated Sandra E. Klein Cube.