Prospective students, current students and the community were invited to check out what's new at Community College of Philadelphia on Thursday, August 1, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Faculty and staff were on hand in the Bonnell Circle to showcase what's new—and outstanding—at the College. Attendees were given "Pawsport" cards to get stamped at each table, helping them learn about new and updated programs available this fall, and guests kept cool with our favorite summer treats, exciting games and awesome prizes. The Power 99 Street Team and the College’s new Spring Garden Records label provided the soundtrack for the day. Attendees were encouraged to give back to the community by bringing school supplies for students of Spring Garden School or donate food items for the College's food pantry.
The 2019 Diagnostic Medical Imaging graduating class was recognized at the annual pinning ceremony on June 27. Thomas Coen, Class of 2020 and DMI student club president, recognized the achievements of the 14 graduates, and Angelique Morgan, class of 2019 graduate, was the class speaker.
Three outstanding Philadelphians were honored at the Community College of Philadelphia Black and Gold Gala on June 12: Julie Coker Graham, Malcolm Jenkins and Hayward Bell. Congratulations to our 2019 honorees! We had a wonderful evening of networking, live entertainment and dancing. Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors and event attendees, the Gala raised $309,760. Proceeds benefit the 50th Anniversary Promise Scholarship, an initiative that provides Philadelphia high school graduates the opportunity to pursue an associate degree at Community College of Philadelphia with no cost for tuition and fees. For those who may have missed it, we hope to see you next year.
The College's 51st annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony was held on Friday, May 3 in the Athletics Center. College faculty and staff, along with friends and family, celebrated student success at this event that recognizes the important culmination of perseverance, skill and hard work. The annual pinning ceremony signifies the beginning of a distinguished future in health care.
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.
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