A total of 1,881 students were candidates for graduation at Community College of Philadelphia's 53rd Commencement on May 4. Thousands of family and friends witnessed the graduates’ milestone and cheered the students on as they walked down the aisle to celebrate their academic achievements at CCP.
“Never compare your growth to the growth of others, because we have been placed on our own paths for specific reasons,” said Amber Young, CCP’s 2019 class speaker. “The College has helped you to get on your path of possibilities, so you are empowered to take your greatness to the next phase of your life.”
One of the many students who donned a cap and gown was radio personality Kevin Ceasar, also known as Mutha Knows on Power 99-FM’s “The Tea.” At 43 years old, Ceasar became the first in his family to graduate from a school of higher education.
From celebrating the success of our students to giving back to the community through service learning and providing opportunities for personal and professional growth, and from sharpening their horticultural skills to kicking back and having a little fun at the spring fling, take a look back at some of the student events from the spring 2019 semester.
Take a look back at some of the faculty and staff events from the spring 2019 semester, from celebrating employees who go above and beyond, to professional development opportunities and celebrating our retirees.
Members of the College community joined forces with faculty, staff and students from all of Pennsylvania's community colleges on April 9 at the Pennsylvania State Capitol for Lobby Day. The message? Recognize the importance of Pennsylvania's community colleges and provide them with the support they need to help students and Pennsylvania thrive. The College's Nursing students participated at the tables, giving blood pressure screenings, impaired driving exercises, depression screenings and hands-on CPR instruction. Free copies of "Oh Dear, What's a Career?," a book written and illusrated by volunteers in the College's Marketing division, were also distributed to passersby.
Community College of Philadelphia and the Parx Women's Leadership Academy hosted a Women's Leadership Conference at the College on March 22. Designed with the College's students in mind, the Power and Persistence conference featured engaging speakers and sessions focusing on personal, social, political, educational, professional and financial empowerment.