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The Community College of Philadelphia will use $2.75 million in stimulus funds to pay off the outstanding school balances of as many as 3,500 of its students, a step that would allow them to continue their studies this fall. CCP’s move is part of a larger effort by colleges nationally to assist students whose education may have been disrupted or negatively affected by the pandemic. Community colleges, which often serve higher percentages of students from low-income families and students of color, have seen large numbers drop out.

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Nutrition and Allied Health professor Laura Davidson teaches nursing students about “the awesome powers of food” and aims to motivate students “to change their own lifestyle, and to be inspired to share this lifechanging information with their family, friends and patients.” Spreading information on nutrition as a vital part of student success, her work supports Community College of Philadelphia initiative such as snack rack and single stop.  For her efforts she earned the Lindback Foundation Distinguished Teaching Award in 2019. Watch her presentation “Nutrition as a Student Success Strategy”. 

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