Transforming Spaces and Places for Success

Transforming Spaces and Places for Success

The College’s redesigned Library and Learning Commons on Main Campus is nearing completion and opened in Fall 2021. The expanded space will have readily available support services, multimedia rooms, multi-use spaces for study, a café, and a collaborative makerspace where students and faculty can gather to develop creative projects using a variety of tools and materials.

From the Ann Hill Donor Advised Fund, the Hill family supported the Library and Learning Commons with a $50,000 gift naming the Ann Hill Makerspace. The gift honors the late Ann Hill, the daughter of the late Louis G. Hill, former Common Pleas Court Judge and state senator. “Ann knew the value of community college education in her own life, and the importance of hands-on creative endeavors,” said Tom Hill, one of Ann’s six siblings, about the makerspace.

In memory of their parents, siblings Don Kligerman and Carol Robinson named the Bernice and Jerome Kligerman One Button Studio in the enhanced Library and Learning Commons. The space is a meaningful tribute for their parents since they both loved libraries. The fully-featured digital video production studio is easy to use, requiring no prior video production experience.

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Fast Facts – Library and Learning Commons

  • One location for student services – library, tutoring and computer center
  • Study and group collaborative spaces for students and classes
  • Multimedia and technology rooms for group projects
  • Technology tools, such as the One Button Studio, where staff and students can create videos and presentations
  • Study lounge with café
Career and Advanced Technology Center

Work has also progressed on the College’s Career and Advanced Technology Center in West Philadelphia, which will open in 2022. The new building will include state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, as well as spaces and technology that will be available for public use. Course offerings at the Career and Advanced Technology Center will focus on career readiness and creating a thriving workforce in Philadelphia’s transportation, manufacturing and health care fields. At the CATC, students will learn more about software proficiency, environmental studies, and hands-on health care training. It will also serve as a local hub for students and entrepreneurs with access to 3-D printing and other advanced tools. Learn more about the Career and Advanced Technology Center and naming opportunities at

Fast Facts – Career and Advanced Technology Center

  • Credit and noncredit programs and training
  • Preparation for careers in the transportation, health care and manufacturing fields
  • Hands-on learning in a state-of-the-art facility in West Philadelphia
  • Environmentally friendly features include natural lighting and green rooftop
  • Spaces for student collaboration and community use
  • Anticipated to open in 2022

“The CATC will offer state-of-the-art features that will lead students to in-demand careers, provide technical resources and spaces for public use, and serve as an innovation hub for small businesses and entrepreneurs.”

—Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president


Both the Library and Learning Commons and the Career and Advanced Technology Center will feature donor walls and named spaces, providing an opportunity for community members to be a part of the new facilities. Learn more at and In addition to these buildings, there are many other opportunities for naming throughout campus. For more information, contact