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Please Join Us at Our Faculty Recruitment Open House

Community College of Philadelphia is hosting our annual open house to showcase our dynamic faculty teaching opportunities. Share in a fast-paced half day featuring continental breakfast, lively networking, discipline-specific workshops and employment insights.

Friday, October 16, 2015
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Community College of Philadelphia
Center for Business and Industry
18th and Callowhill Streets
Philadelphia, PA 19130

For the first time, Community College of Philadelphia has created a course that allows students to use one of the world’s finest collections of Post-Impressionist and Early Modern paintings as their textbooks.

Art 101 will be offered at the Barnes Foundation during an accelerated 10-week term, with the first class beginning Tuesday, October 6. Subsequent classes will run Mondays through December 19, 2015.

Each Monday, students will have access to the Renoirs, Cézannes and Picassos of the renowned collection. The class runs from 4:10 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Barnes, 2025 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, with class time equally divided between the classroom and the galleries. The course will offer a primer on how to enter into a discourse about art and realize its cultural value.

Course instructor Brian Seymour, associate professor of Art History at Community College of Philadelphia, has examined Dr. Albert C. Barnes, founder of the Barnes Foundation, as part of his doctoral research on art collectors at the turn of the 20th century. Seymour says the class is designed for and open to all art lovers, not just students from the College, and it builds upon Dr. Barnes' desire to make his impressive collection accessible to all. Seymour said the close proximity of the Barnes gives Community College of Philadelphia students and guest students an opportunity to engage with a renowned art collection just blocks away from the College’s Main Campus.

Dr. Sarah Iepson, Art department chair at Community College of Philadelphia, shares Seymour’s excitement. “We have had partnerships with other museums but up to this point we hadn't figured out how to engage with the Barnes Collection. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the College,” she said.

“Dr. Barnes’ philosophy was that the collection be an educational institution – he wanted his art to educate people,” Seymour added. “Community College of Philadelphia is for the people. It’s the perfect location to host this course.”

The three-credit course fulfills a Humanities elective and is transferable to most four-year institutions. Tuition for the class varies by residency; Philadelphia residents pay $153 per credit hour or $459; other Pennsylvanians pay more.

Contact: Linda Wallace
215-751-8082; liswallace@ccp.edu
Annette John-Hall, 215-751-8021

PHILADELPHIA, August 17, 2015—Classes are set to begin for Community College of Philadelphia’s innovative noncredit course serving the food truck and food cart industry and widening the path to entrepreneurship for culinary art graduates and Philadelphians seeking new careers.

The noncredit Mobile Food Management: Introduction to Food Truck Entrepreneurship course is among the first of its kind offered by an accredited institution of higher education. Based on 2012 survey results, Emergent Research forecast America’s food trucks will generate about $2.7 billion in revenue by 2017. This is a fourfold increase from the 2012 food truck revenue estimate of $650 million provided by the National Restaurant Association.

The College’s program reveals the industry stars’ secrets of success to ordinary people seeking to build a better future upon mom’s favorite dish or family's prized recipe. The courses are divided into three sections, each offering one three-hour class on Wednesday evening for six consecutive weeks. Throughout the course, established food truck owners bring along mobile food trucks and share the lessons learned through experience. In addition, the classes provide an overview of business regulation and licensing, free resources, financing, social media and branding, and the dos-and-don’ts of the industry. Registration for each section is $249.

The first section, Mobile Food Management 101: Concept and Plan, runs from 6-9 p.m. Sept 2-30; the second section, Mobile Food Management 102: Requirements, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 7-Nov. 4 and section three, Mobile Food Management 103: Design, Costing and Budgeting, will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 11-Dec. 9.

Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course, which is offered through the College’s Corporate Solutions unit. Class sections are designed so they can be taken in any order.

Learn more or register today.  For more information, call 215-496-6158 or email Corporate Solutions.


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Jason Hand

Marina Patrice Nolan

With the fall term just around the corner, Community College of Philadelphia welcomes two new administrators who will play key roles in supporting student success: Jason Hand, director of Admissions and Enrollment Management and Marina Patrice “MP” Nolan, bursar.

Prior to arriving at the College in July, Hand spent nine years serving as director of Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment at Rutgers-Newark. During that time, first-year enrollment increased from 600 to 1,000 over five years.

“I hope to be able to make the process of applying to college more manageable and create a cleaner, more enriching experience for students,” he said.

Hand holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Ithaca College and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Monmouth University.

Nolan previously worked at Philadelphia University, where she also held the position of bursar. Prior to that position, she served as assistant director of Student Business Services at Chapman University in Orange, CA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Women and Gender Studies from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Business Administration from Chapman University.

“I’m excited to join the Office of the Bursar at Community College of Philadelphia,” Nolan said. “I hope my office can help ease students’ discomfort by offering support and solutions to make understanding their payment options easier.”


Marshall first submitted his short story for the Anne and Andrew Abel Creative Writing Scholarship to help pay for his tuition at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), where he was studying business administration.

Federation Leaders and Department Heads Gathering RSVP

Kindly RSVP to join Guy Generals and Joann Gonzalez-Generals at a Reception for Federation Leaders and Department Heads

College Board and Foundation Gathering RSVP

Kindly RSVP to join Guy and Joann Generals. 

The University of Pennsylvania and Community College of Philadelphia have received federal grants each totaling more than $200,000 to assist economically disadvantaged students in earning degrees.

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