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Volume 17, Number 5
July 28, 2009

College Happenings

Olga Dugan photo

Seventh Annual Lindback Lecture

Olga Dugan, assistant professor of English and the recipient of the 2007–2008 Lindback Award, gave her Lindback lecture, “Turning Pedagogy Inside Out: Teaching Students as Thinkers and Theorists,” on March 24. The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation’s Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award is presented to a professor for distinguished teaching. It recognizes outstanding service in stimulating and guiding intellectual development of students at the College.

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Corporate Solutions Holds its First Administrative Professionals Conference

Jessica Cruz photo

Jessica Cruz, center, talks to other participants in the College’s first Administrative Professionals Conference, hosted by Corporate Solutions and held in the Center for Business and Industry. Corporate Solutions had a strong turnout for the conference on April 22, which coincided with Administrative Professionals Day. Ninety five people attended, including 26 representatives from the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Philadelphia.

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Olga Dugan photo

Diversity in Nursing

These four young men were among 105 newly pinned students celebrating their graduation from the College’s Nursing program in May. There were 18 men in this year’s class.

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Lobby Day 2009

Students, faculty, administrators and supporters of Community College of Philadelphia visited the state capitol in Harrisburg on March 31 to urge legislators to increase support for the state’s community colleges. Photo provided by The Student Vanguard.

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Star Performers

Members of the College’s sports programs received recognition for their academic and athletic skills at the April 16 Student Leadership Awards ceremony. Among the 2009 award winners who attended were, from left: Edna Marant, women’s volleyball and basketball; Ollie Johnson, College director of Athletics; Alicia Wilson, women’s volleyball and basketball; Chris Foran, baseball; Daniel Hoang, men’s volleyball. Back row top: Nick Lell, basketball; Kevin Hannon, track and cross country; (middle-front) Scott Bovinpraseuth, men’s volleyball; Sophia Downey and Zafirah Green, track and cross-country.

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Food Donations Replace Library Fines for Worthy Cause

A big “thank you” to all of the College family members who donated to the Library’s effort to raise food for people in need. The College Library’s “Food for Fines” drive to benefit Philabundance, the Philadelphia region’s largest nonprofit hunger relief organization, collected 26 boxes of food in April. The food donations will help feed families in need in the Delaware Valley, according to Jacqueline Knuckle, Library assistant professor.