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PHILADELPHIA, October 17, 2014—On October 17, Community College of Philadelphia will showcase alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles that help reduce harmful emissions during its National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey event.\

The event, scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Community College of Philadelphia’s West Regional Center, 4725 Chestnut St., is part of Odyssey, a biennial event created and coordinated by the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) at West Virginia University. This year marks the 12th anniversary of the event, which is themed “Driving Toward a Clean, Secure Energy Future.”

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is sponsoring this event. The College’s Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management program will provide lunch for registered attendees. Nationwide, Odyssey expects to attract more than 250,000 attendees at 100 sites across the country.

In Philadelphia, more than 60 students will participate from area schools including Thomas Alva Edison High School/John C. Fareira Skills Center; Jules E. Mastbaum High School; Swenson Arts and Technology High School; A. Philip Randolph Career and Technical High School, The Workshop School, and Universal Audenried Charter School.

In the morning, industry experts will give 20 minute presentations. From noon to 3 p.m. an AFV auto show will feature hybrid, compressed natural gas (CNG), biodiesel and electric vehicles from leading manufacturers including BMW, Toyota and Honda. In addition, AFV buses and vehicles used by SEPTA, Philadelphia Gas Works and other organizations will be on display.

Presenters include: Daniel Reed, an assistant professor at Community College of Philadelphia, who teaches in the Transportation Technologies Management program and will discuss hybrid technologies and safety; Robert “Mickey” McLaughlin, executive vice president of sales, marketing and new development for U-Go Stations, a Pennsylvania corporation working to develop the infrastructure for electric vehicle public charging stations; and The Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance for Clean Transportation (EP-ACT), a coalition of public and private stakeholders sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy to promote the development and use of alternative fuels and AFVs.

Dozens of businesses and nonprofit organizations that are stakeholders in the alternative fuels industry will also participate. For more information about National AFV Day Odyssey, visit www.afvdayodyssey.org.



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PHILADELPHIA, October 20, 2014—Dr. Donald Guy Generals, Community College of Philadelphia’s new president, reveals several key priorities in fall 2014’s edition of Pathways Magazine, including a desire to establish an internal culture of innovation and stronger focus on community well-being.

“Bold thinking and cutting-edge initiatives are needed to connect students, graduates, and the City’s unemployed directly with transfer options and emerging employment opportunities,” Dr. Generals said.

Dr. Generals shares his vision for the city and the College in the cover story for Pathways, a Community College of Philadelphia publication that keeps regional business leaders abreast of vital career, training and academic innovations. He will speak at the magazine’s breakfast launch, an invitation only event that begins at 8 a.m., October 21 in room C2-5 of the Center for Business and Industry, on 18th and Callowhill Streets.

This upcoming issue also features stories about new student support services, study abroad, STEM education initiatives and new post-degree proficiency certificate programs.

“I think the role of community colleges should be enhanced,” Dr. Generals said. “We need to roll up our sleeves and get into the community and find ways to educate, to train and to help the communities whom we serve.”

The College’s workforce development mission is one of the important ways the College impacts the community. The Morozin Family- owners of The Dining Car in Northeast Philadelphia - has repeatedly turned to the College’s free entrepreneurial workshops and training programs, which have helped the business to prosper and prepared it for expansion. Morozin family members plan to be among those attending the Pathways breakfast, alongside students, faculty, administrators and College trustees.

Within the College, Dr. Generals said he is interested in fostering a learning community where faculty and staff continually sharpen their own skills to enhance student success.

“I think to the extent that we foster curricula that encourage critical inquiry, that encourage creative thinking, that encourage an entrepreneurial spirit, I think that we add to the overall direction and soul of the City,” he said.

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