The first annual Theresa Y Nhu Vuong Flynn Scholarship was awarded this year. The scholarship was awarded in memory of Flynn, a faculty member in the Early Childhood Education department who passed away in 2007. Flynn was a noted volunteer, organizer, philanthropist and activist in Philadelphia.
A ceremony was held in May to remember Flynn and to present the first scholarship to student Thuthuy Nguyen. A scholarship of up to $500 will be granted each year, preferably to a student of Vietnamese origin who has earned at least 24 credits and a grade point average of 3.0 or better. The recipient must also be involved in volunteer community service.
Flynn's husband, Desmond Flynn, attended the ceremony, along with Chinh Dinh, president of the Vietnamese Catholic Community of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia; Arlene M. Yocum, vice president of the Foundation Board of Directors for the College; faculty members Kathleen Watkins and Jay Willette; and members of Philadelphia's Vietnamese community.
The College's Diagnostic Medical Imaging and Respiratory Care programs received Sustained Academic Excel¬lence Awards from the College’s Board of Trustees on Nov. 6. Pictured are from left: President Curtis; Francis Alsis, head of Respiratory Care; Mary Anne Celenza, director of Math, Science and Health Careers; and Sally Rensch, head of Diagnostic Medical Imaging.