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Volume 16, Number 4 - July 2008
Rosalyn Huff (left), a 2008 Nursing graduate, symbolically passes the torch to under classmate Tanya Cooper at the May 2 Nurses Pinning Ceremony and reception.
Celebrity Chef Christina Pirelli, left, host of WHYY-TV’s Christina Cooks, shares recipes to promote healthful eating with culinary arts teachers from the School District of Philadelphia. The College’s Center for Business and Industry hosted the luncheon to support Pirelli’s initiative to fight childhood obesity by teaching people to appreciate healthier foods. Students and faculty from the Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program helped prepare the vegan luncheon menu.
Student ambassadors received Outstanding Student Leader certificates and plaques marking the completion of their 140 hours of service to the College. Jenavia Thompson Weaver, assistant director for Student Leadership and Involvement, presented the awards during a ceremony in the Great Hall on April 17.
The College paid tribute to this year’s retirees at an April 16 reception in the Isadore A. Shrager Board Room. Pictured with President Curtis, standing from left, are retirees Stanley Shire (33 years), Ely Marquez (24 years), Harriet Lazar (40 years), David Katz (40 years), Paul McGarvey (34 years), Edward Corcoran (30 years), Debbie Allen (16 years) and Barbara Howard (31 years). Front row, seated from left, are Marilyn Brown (39 years), Sandra Klein (40 years) and Rosa Gomez (36 years). Retiress not pictured include Lawrence Bailis (29 years), Vivian Collick (12 years), Patricia Del Rio (33 years), Susan Gimm (34 years), Frederick Lewis (32 years), Ronald Miraglia (26 years), Leon Silvan (38 years) and Yvonne Stewart (33 years). Congratulations to all!
Vernice Armour, the first black woman combat pilot in the U.S. armed forces, was a runaway hit at the April 12 Emerging Leaders Summit, where she spoke to a largely female audience at the College’s Women’s Center about her experience as a military trailblazer.