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In The Media

How do you balance providing a solid liberal arts education while playing a pivotal role in workforce development? That’s a key question for Community College of Philadelphia, which saw its 50th graduating class receive their diplomas this spring. While this year’s tally of graduates won’t be finalized until October, last year’s graduates numbered 2,103—the most in the college’s history. The College first welcomed students in 1965 in a former Center City department store before acquiring a permanent home at the former Philadelphia Mint at 17th and Spring Garden. Each year, the 34,000-student college enrolls the most incoming freshmen in the city. Nearly 28,000 are enrolled in credit classes , and nearly 15,000 are full-time equivalent students. As CCP looks to the future, changes are afoot. The college has a nationally recognized Reentry Support Project that has helped over 500 students with criminal records meet academic goals. It provides a growing...

College Snapshots

Dr. Claudia Curry, director of the Women’s Outreach and Advocacy Center and conference co-chair, welcomes participants to the 2016 Women’s Leadership Conference at Community College of Philadelphia. The theme of the conference, “Opportunities: Recognize, Maximize and Capitalize,” made for fascinating panel discussions and networking opportunities for students, faculty, staff and community members. Imzadi Davis (also pictured), a mass media major at the College and member of The Vanguard staff, served as mistress of ceremonies.