- 02/12/2015 - 09:26Juanita Watson-Traore, now retired at age 66, came back to Community College of Philadelphia recently, a place that helped her to advance in life. Watson-Traore first began taking courses at the College in 1967, when it was located inside the now former Snellenburg Department Store on 11th Street. She left the College to work and raise a family but came back in 2006. In 2010, she graduated with an associate’s degree in Culture, Science and Technology. On Feb. 3, Watson-Traore...
- 01/20/2015 - 11:32U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. discussed the importance of citizenship at the College’s 2015 Judge Edward R. Becker Citizenship Award luncheon. “Good citizenship is not easy,” he told an audience of students, judges, lawyers, business and civic leaders. “It requires hard work.” Alito, who was the seventh recipient of the Becker Award, spoke on January 15, the actual birthdate of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. The citizenship award, sponsored by the College’s...
- 12/17/2014 - 15:39Dante Collier’s days start at 2:30 a.m. when he wakes up to deliver the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper. The early start means less sleep, however it leaves his days open for a full course-load at Community College of Philadelphia, where he is a starting guard and co-captain of the men’s basketball team. During the week, Collier’s day usually ends with either practice or a game. It’s more than a hobby for the 5’10” point guard for the Colonials. “Basketball is my...
- 12/04/2014 - 10:33Dr. Donald Guy Generals, seated in an armchair, read from a passage as the smell of marshmallows and hot chocolate hung in the air. He shared “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz, a Dominican-American author who grew up in Dr. Generals’ hometown of Paterson, N.J. With rapt attention, approximately 40 students, faculty and staff seated around the College’s president listened as some sipped a warm drink. For the hour during Dr. Generals’ Fireside Chat in the...
- 11/18/2014 - 15:05Chris Wilson, a Justice major, retired from the U.S. Army in 2009 and hadn’t had much occasion to wear his brown military fatigues until Nov. 11. He had received an email requesting that he show military pride by wearing the battledress to the College’s Veterans Day ceremony. “I wasn’t sure they would still fit,” Wilson said. He was glad they did and glad to have attended. During a packed ceremony outside the Veterans Resource Center in the Bonnell Lobby, Wilson...
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In The Media
Journalist Linn Washington opened a panel discussion Wednesday evening at Community College of Philadelphia on the 1985 MOVE bombing with a simple question.