- 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...
- 11/12/2014 - 12:55Michael Ferguson graduated with highest honors in May, and then came back to the College this summer to help other students. Serving as a peer mentor in a program called Raising Interest in Science Education (RISE), Ferguson made phone calls and met face-to-face with students to help them through precalculus, biology and Math 118, an intermediate algebra course that some find challenging. “It’s a class you have to get past if you want to major in science. Math is an...
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Rather, he was an inmate in prison, but through the Community College of Philadelphia’s Reentry Support Project, he was offered a chance to read “The Iliad,” write essays, act out August Wilson’s play “Fences” and become one of the program’s 15 first graduates