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Volume 17, Number 5
July 28, 2009

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Commencement student celebrating photo Forty-Third Commencement Honors Graduates and College Family
After 11 straight days of rain, Saturday, May 9, dawned sunny and dry, making an already special day even more so for the 2009 graduates and their families and friends attending the College’s 43rd Commencement at Temple University’s Liacouras Center...Read more
valedictorian Photo Advanced Tech at College Students Graduate, Earn a Head Start
Despite the lack of traditional caps and gowns, the 21 graduates of the Advanced Tech at College Class of 2009 marched proudly onto the stage to receive certificates recognizing the completion of their final two years of high school at Community College of Philadelphia...Read more
Bryan Stone photo Gateway to College Celebrates 17 Graduates
At a time when our nation’s economic competitiveness depends on providing every child with an education that will enable them to meet the demands of the 21st century workforce, Community College of Philadelphia’s Gateway to College program...Read more
CCAMPIS Photo CCAMPIS Program Benefits Student-Parents
Barbara Louis, 29, a native of Haiti who came to the United States four years ago, attributes a large part of her ability to graduate with an Associate in Arts degree last May, to a little heralded program at the College—Child Care Access Means Parents in School...Read more
Group Photo Corporate Solutions and PHA Team Up to Prepare Residents
Residents of the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) received certificates of completion at the College’s Center for Business and Industry on May 19 in a ceremony that marked their graduation...Read more
Mayor Nutter Speaking Photo Community College Stimulates Discussion on “Green Economy”
Community College of Philadelphia provided its own stimulus for the local economy in May when it hosted three separate seminars focused on how American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds can help grow “green-collar” jobs...Read more
President Curtis Photo New Dual Admissions Agreements with Holy Family University and Peirce College
President Curtis and Sister Francesca Onley, president of Holy Family University, exchange gifts to celebrate the signing of a dual admissions agreement that enables the College’s graduates to transfer...Read more
President Curtis President's Perspective
One of the strongest and most successful of our College’s professional development efforts has been the Leadership Institute. Each year, participants drawn from all employee groups take part...Read more
Sandy Widura photo The College Foundation Announces Two New Scholarships
Robert Graves and Tom Phillips, longtime volunteers at the Greater Philadelphia Book Bank, have established a new scholarship at the College. The Book Bank, which gave new life to used textbooks for 18 years, closed in 2007...Read more
Karen & Rick Bojar photo Retirees Honored for Dedicated Service
Seventeen retirees were honored by the College for their many years of service at the April 15 Retirees Reception in the Isadore A. Shrager board room. Depending on their years of service, the retirees received an engraved watch, a Bulova clock...Read more
Francesco McCarthy photo Will College’s Oldest Retiree’s Third Retirement Be His Last?
Francesco McCarthy will turn 97 just a few days after he officially retires from his job as a bookbinder in the Library at the College. It will be McCarthy’s third attempt at retirement...Read more
Scholars photo College Foundation Honors Student Scholars at Annual Luncheon
Fourteen students were honored at the Foundation Scholars Luncheon hosted by the Community College of Philadelphia Foundation on May 14...Read more
Sister Mildred Chesnavage Regional Centers Bestow 2009 Leadership Awards
The Regional Center Awards Breakfasts, launched 10 years ago, have become a wonderful tradition where the College honors people in the community who possess ideals of dedication, cooperation, friendship and collaboration. The 2009 award winners...Read more
Honors Tea participants photo Honors Tea Celebrates Excellence
The College held its 10th Annual Honors Tea on May 6 to celebrate excellence within the College family. The event is highlighted by an exhibit in the Mint Building Rotunda showcasing...Read more
Golf participants photo Students Are the Big Winners at the 12th Annual Golf Tournament
The College Foundation held another successful golf tournament on June 8, 2009, at the Torresdale Frankford Country Club. Even with a short rain shower, 86 golfers enjoyed the warm weather...Read more
Olga Dugan College Happenings
Seventh Annual Lindback Lecture, Corporate Solutions Holds Administrative Professionals Conference, Diversity in Nursing, Lobby Day 2009, Star Performers and Food Donations Replace Library Fines for Worthy Cause...Read more
Rep. Fattah photo College Snapshots
U.S. Rep. Fattah Hosts Stimulus Conference, Classified/Confidential Awards Luncheon Celebrates 25 Years and “Real Men Cook for Charity” bash on Father’s Day, June 21...Read more

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