Forty-eight classified/confidential employees reached 5-40 year milestones of service to the College. That adds up to a combined total of 915 years.
That individual commitment and collective service took center stage on Wednesday, May 6 when the College community came together for the 31st annual Classified/Confidential Employees Luncheon at The Great Hall.
Staff gathered to congratulate their colleagues for their long-serving commitment to the College at the end-of-year celebration. Old school jams filled the Great Hall as employees took photos, relaxed and caught up with familiar faces.
“Today is a very special day to recognize and congratulate those who grease the wheels and make things happen around here,” said Dr. Generals, President of the College. “Thank you all for your dedication and commitment to Community College of Philadelphia for the wonderful job that you do.”
Dr. Generals, who was installed as the sixth president of the College at a celebratory inauguration ceremony and reception just days before the luncheon, expressed his thanks to the audience for the warm wishes of support he has received since the ceremony. “I really look forward to hundreds—well, not hundreds—dozens of years of working with you,” he added, to the laughter of the audience.
To cap off the celebration, the College announced its Employee of the Year, Debra Carr, a longtime administrative associate for the Registrar’s Office. Carr also received an award at the ceremony for her 30 years of service to the College.
“Debbie Carr is reliable and intentional about being a productive member of the unit,” said Dr. Samuel Hirsch, Vice President of Student Affairs. “Her experience and willingness to accept new and challenging tasks are valuable to the department. Her friendly smile and demeanor has a way of brightening up the day.”
A hard-working planning committee helped to organize this year’s luncheon, including Ruth Al-Ameen and Debbie Coley of Math, Science and Health Careers; Joyce Angelucci and Jennifer Ford of Library and Learning Resources; and Ida Swindle of the Office of Student Affairs.