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The Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s oldest and Philadelphia’s largest newspaper serving the African-American community, honored 100 people who have been named Philadelphia’s Most Influential African Americans, at a private reception for nearly 500 guests Thursday evening at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The list includes elected officials, education leaders, businesspersons, community activists and labor leaders.

Dr. Donald “Guy” Generals, College President, shared his personal story and his vision of making the College a top-tier institution. He spoke before an overflow audience of faculty and staff at the August 25 opening plenary for Professional Development 2014. More than 45 presentations were held.

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Dr. Donald Generals, President

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The sustainability initiative concludes: “It is important to note that no single government action, policy or program alone can solve all of the problems associated with high unemployment and underemployment.” The plan calls for a $2.5 million increase in funding to the Community College of Philadelphia to help residents develop basic employment skills.

The New Student Welcome on August 22 offered incoming students the opportunity to learn the campus and discover the array of support services available. The day included fun activities and the chance to make new friends.

10,000 Small Businesses Graduating Class

Thirty-two entrepreneurs, the largest class ever for 10,000 Small Businesses—Greater Philadelphia, celebrated the completion of the program August 22 at a graduation ceremony in the Center for Business and Industry.

In alphabetical order, the graduates are:

Cassandra Bailey, president and CEO of Slice Communications; Donahue Bailey, president and CEO of Atrium International, Inc.; Liz Bello, manager and co-owner of Mercer Café; Luis Berrios, president of Locating Utility Infrastructure Services, LLC; William Capers, president and CEO of Pitter Patter Learning Center, LLC; Ken Carter, president and chief operating officer of Supra Office Solutions, Inc.; Bob Christian, president of University City Review, Inc.; Anita Conner, owner of Anita T. Conner & Associates, PC; Daniel Culp, chief operating officer of Pride Klean; C. Katherine DeStefano, CEO of New Horizons Counseling Services, Inc.; John Fleming, managing member of Fleming Consulting, LLC; Jossi Fritz-Mauer, co-executive director of the Energy Co-Op; Kevin Gatto, president of Verde Salon Inc.; Farelen Gonzalez, facility director of Casa de Consejeria y Salud Integral Inc.; Raymond Jones, CEO of We See You, LLC; Patrick Kelly, owner and president of Stein Your Florist, Co.; Srini Lokula, president of Ram Tech Systems, Inc.; Andrew Magnus, president of BTC Envelopes and Printing, LLC; Kariema Milligan, president of Milligan Group LLC; Chris Molieri, co-owner of Greenstreet Coffee Roasters; Colin O’Neil, vice president of Bookbinder Specialties, LLC; Katie O’Neill, co-owner and creative director of Mushmina; David Rose, president of Brio Solutions; Scott Seltzer, president of ConnectMe; April Slobodrian, president of Northeast Construction, Inc.; Michael Smith, president of Round 2 Lighting, LLC; Blane Stoddart, president and CEO of BFW Group, LLC; Zach Stone, chief strategy officer of Red Kite Consulting, Inc.; Andy Truong, president and CEO of Greendog Recycling Inc.; Jean Wang, president of Quantum, Inc.; Yvette Watts, general manager of Watts Window Cleaning & Janitorial Co., Inc.; Theresa Williams, administrator of Around the Clock Home Health Care Services.

Robert Christian, owner of University City Review, Inc. was among 32 graduates of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses–Greater Philadelphia in August.

At Community College of Philadelphia, students can take advantage of dozens of transfer agreements and partnerships with great four-year colleges around the country.

Donal Generals, the college’s new president who came on board in July, chatted about how the community college is working with four-year institutions of higher education to provide the best options for students.

This month, the college announced free courses for students in good academic standing who increase their course load to 15 credits a semester. The program works like this: Pay for 12 credits - the equivalent of four courses - and the college picks up the tab for the fifth, worth about $555.

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