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Volume 18, Number 1
October 21, 2009

Philanthropists Kal and Lucille Rudman Lauded for Giving Spirit

Kal and Lucille Rudman were lauded in separate ceremonies recently by the Philadelphia Police and the College’s Nurse Aide program for the thousands of dollars in donations they have made to help students achieve their educational goals.

Kal Rudman
Kal Rudman

In August, the Rudmans were honored by the police at a ceremony at Philadelphia Police headquarters in Center City. The following month, the Rudmans were honored by the College’s Nurse Aide program at the College’s Center for Business and Industry.

Since its inception in 2002, the Kal and Lucille Rudman Foundation has helped more than 285 students with grants totaling more than $100,000.

Their foundation helps Philadelphia police by supplying scholarships for officers taking a three-credit course in the College’s Justice curriculum. The courses are taught by the College’s faculty at the Philadelphia Police Academy, at the College’s Main Campus or at one of the College’s Regional Centers.

Kal Rudman
A Nurse Aide student thanks the Rudmans during a ceremony at the College’s Center for Business and Industry.

The Rudman foundation also has provided an additional $30,000 for scholarships, training and program expenses for the College’s Nurse Aide Training program. The Nurse Aide program assists individuals who are unemployed or underemployed by providing short-term training. Students receive 73 hours of instruction and laboratory training and 53 hours of clinical instruction. The students are eligible to take the State Nurse Aide Certification exam as part of the program, and job placement services are provided.

Kal Rudman is a Philadelphia native and a music and show business pioneer. He is the founder and publisher of six radio and music industry publications, including The Friday Morning Quarterback.