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

Philadelphia, PA.-- Greg Alden’s signature lunch offering is called the “Salad Jawn,” topped with dark chocolate shavings. His meatless Sunflower Chili is made with quinoa, lentils, and sunflower seeds. He sells it all from a 25-mile-an hour, electrically-fueled truck. Imagine an oversized golf cart -- which he believes is the only one of its kind operating in the city’s mobile food truck industry, and an environmentally responsible alternative to culinary arts entrepreneurship.

Without the concept, ideas, and business model strategies he formulated in the College’s Mobile Food Management program, Alden says he never would have been able to serve students out of his environmentally-conscious truck. Frequently, it parks alongside the bigger food trucks on the College’s main campus on 17th Street, about twice a week.

“My desire was to do things as environmentally sound as possible,” says Alden, who completed the food truck course two years ago. The College was a green incubator for the idea.”

Now, after a year in business, Alden says he is almost at the break-even point. He sees the College as a “great food truck destination spot because Community College of Philadelphia grads are consistently coming out of the food truck program. Eventually more trucks are going to come here.”

Since fall semester 2014, Community College of Philadelphia has been broadening its entrepreneurship programs for Philadelphians seeking new careers, including its innovative \Mobile Food Management course. When it began, the non-credit Mobile Food Management: Introduction to Food Truck Entrepreneurship program was the first of its kind offered by an accredited institution of higher education. It is serving an industry that expects to generate $2.7 billion in revenue by 2017. The industry is so influential that it was the “caterer of choice” for Mayor Jim Kenney’s recent inaugural block party.

The program is divided into three sections, each offering a three-hour class on Wednesday evenings for five consecutive weeks. The first section, Mobile Food Management 101: Concept and Plan, runs May 18th through June 15th, 2016; the second, Mobile Food Management 102: Requirements begins June

22nd and runs through July 20th; and the third, Mobile Food Management 103: Design, Costing and Budgeting, begins July 27th and runs through Aug. 24th. Summer registration is now open; all classes are held from 6 to 9 PM in the Main Campus Pavilion, Room P2-18. Tuition for each section is $249.

Students receive a certificate of completion at the end of attending all 3 sections, which is offered through the College’s Corporate Solutions Department. Class sections are designed so they can be taken in any order. For more information and to register, visit the Mobile Food Management homepage or call 215-496-6158 or email csinquiry@ccp.edu.

 

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Community College of Philadelphia has served more than 685,000 students. It currently enrolls more than 34,000 credit and non-credit students. The College offers day, evening and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.

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

PHILADELPHIA, PA. April 12, 2016 — Community College of Philadelphia students Elizabeth Scicchitano and Saul Jasso and have been named to the 2016 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team - an honor that recognizes students from Pennsylvania’s 14 community colleges for their scholarly achievements and community involvement.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the largest and most prestigious honor society for community college students, and the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges will pay tribute to the All-Pennsylvania Scholars April 4 in Harrisburg. Both Scicchitano and Jasso reside in Northeast Philadelphia.

Scicchitano, 32, a mother of an 8-year-old daughter, returned to college to become part of the cure for breast cancer. Her mother suffers from late-stage breast cancer – a disease that had also attacked Scicchitano’s grandmother and aunt. In 2014, Scicchitano decided to enroll at Community College of Philadelphia to pursue a career as an oncologist and dedicate herself to cancer research.

Scicchitano holds down a 3.74 grade point average and is scheduled to graduate May 7 with an Associates of Science degree in Science. She currently serves as co-Vice President of Scholarships for the Rho Upsilon Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, where she researches and promotes scholarship opportunities. Last fall, she one of 200 recipients selected for the Coca Cola Leaders of Promise Scholarship, which is awarded based on outstanding academic achievement, leadership potential and essays on leadership.

Jasso, 32, a first-generation college student, said he enrolled at Community College of Philadelphia after working a string of dead-end jobs and realizing his professional future looked bleak without a college degree.

“Community College of Philadelphia is the most efficient way to begin my path to a bachelor’s degree,” said Jasso, a Culture Science, Technology and Computer Information Systems major. “The amount of money a student saves by attending a community college is incredible, not to mention the scholarship opportunities available.”

Jasso maintains a 4.0 grade point average and helps pay for his college tuition by working for his father’s landscaping business. After graduation, he intends to continue his educational journey by pursuing a Master’s in Information Science and Technology and becoming a network security specialist for a major corporation.

For consideration to the statewide academic team, students must have a 3.5 GPA or higher. Team members are eligible for scholarships that may be used at any of the system’s 14 universities. The scholarships fund up to two years of tuition in a baccalaureate program.

Community College of Philadelphia will hold its 50th commencement May 7 at the Liacouras Center, 1776 North Broad Street.

 

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Community College of Philadelphia has served more than 685,000 students. It currently enrolls more than 34,000 credit and non-credit students. The College offers day, evening and weekend classes, as well as classes online. Visit the College at www.ccp.edu. Follow us on Twitter. Like us on Facebook.

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

WHAT: Think TEDTalks, with a Community College of Philadelphia twist. The College presents “Happi Talks” (Hear Amazing People Presenting Inspiration), and the first in its free Alumni Speaker Series will showcase three successful alumni – Darrell Dorsey, founder of the Dorsey Investment Group; Chet Riddick, President and CEO of Alpha Enterprise Group and Mindy Solkin, founder, owner and head coach of The Running Center. These entrepreneurs will discuss their triumphs and challenges, and how to become your own boss. Happi Talks differs from standard business presentations in that the entrepreneurs will deliver them individually and without notes, a la the internationally popular TEDTalk format.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 12, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Community College of Philadelphia Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-28, located on the corner of 18th and Callowhill streets.

WHO: Darrell Dorsey, Founder, Dorsey Investment Group (Class of 2010): Dorsey’s company purchases distressed mortgages and restructures loans to help borrowers stay in their homes

Chet Riddick, President/CEO, Alpha Enterprise Group (Class of 1977): Alpha Enterprise Group, named three consecutive years to the BE 100s: The Nation’s Largest Black Businesses by Black Enterprise magazine, has provided office supplies, furniture and energy-saving lighting systems to area businesses.

Mindy Solkin, Founder/Owner/Head Coach, The Running Center (Class of 1974): Solkin, the creator of the Polar Heart Bra, has coached more than 12,000 runners. The bra features a built-in heart rate monitor.

Please RSVP to: dairizarry@ccp.edu or 215-751-8015

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