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Student News & Announcements
A lot of misleading information has been circulating around campus and in classrooms regarding what may happen during a potential strike.
The College Administration will send you updates with accurate information via email, SendWordNow text and voicemail messages to your mobile phone. The Negotiations Fact Center will also be kept up to date with the latest information.
Students were inducted into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society on Wednesday, March 13. Phi Theta Kappa is the world's largest and most prestigious honor society for students at two-year colleges.
The College kicked off it's Women's History Month activities with Fireside Chat on March 12. Students, faculty and staff joined Dr. Generals in a conversation recognizing great women and women's history.
Presented by the Fox Rothschild Center for Law and Society, the 20th Anniversary of Law and Society Week was held Feb. 25 - March 1, 2019. The week opened with a luncheon featuring keynote speaker Wilson Goode, Sr. Panels, presentations and discussions on the most current topics in the legal, criminal justice and related fields included a Social Science/Justice Career Fair, a Victim Services Panel, a Mock Oral Argument of the Madison v. Alabama case and more.
The Judge Edward R. Becker Citizenship Award Presentation and Lecture was held February 26, 2019. Mayor Kenney and Dr. Hite joined Daniel P. McElhatton, Esq., the Becker family and the College in honoring Joseph M. Field, the recipient of this year's award, whose decades-long support and contributions to the arts, health care and the welfare of children have made a profound impact on the region, its citizens and the cultural vibrancy of the city. The spirit of the Judge Edward R. Becker Citizenship Award entails service to the public, compassion for others and dedication to the community.
The College administration is committed to ensuring that we can continue to provide a quality, affordable education for our students today and into the future. With that in mind, we are trying to reach fair agreements with our unionized faculty and staff.
You may have heard that the Faculty & Staff Federation of Community College of Philadelphia (the union), which represents the College’s full-time faculty, adjunct faculty, and classified staff, recently took a strike authorization vote. While this does not mean that a strike will occur, the union’s communications state that there is a possibility of a strike starting as early as the week of March 11, 2019.
Our conversations with the union over the last three years include discussion of increasing our ability to respond quickly to the workforce needs of the community and the need to ensure that we are implementing best practices to ensure student success.
In order to make up the time lost due to the snow emergency closing of the College on February 20, 2019, classes in the Spring 2019 15A and 10A terms that were canceled on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, will make up the instructional time on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, one of the designated Emergency Closing make-up days. Make-up classes will meet at their regular class times and in their regular assigned classrooms. Students taking classes in the 7A term should talk to their instructors.
If you have any additional questions, please speak with your instructor.
Dr. Samuel Hirsch
Vice President for Academic and Student Success
The new Chemistry and Biology Labs took center stage on Feb. 7 during a panel discucssion and tour. The morning began with a panel discussion featuring leaders in the health care field, including, Dr. William Wunner, Professor, Director of Academic Affairs, and Outreach Education and Technology Training, The Wistar Institute; Dr. John Lee, Associate Director, CAR-T Discovery and Platform Development, Jannsen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson; Dr. Darryl L'Heureux, American Medical Writers Association, Delaware Valley Chapter; Temple University Professional Science Master's Program; and Adebayo Bello, Alumnus; Genetic Counseling Assistant at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Faculty-led tours followed the panel discussion.
CareerLink opened its new Job Resource Hub at the Northeast Regional Center on Feb. 8. H. Patrick Clancy, the president and CEO of Philadelphia Works, and Daniel Rivera, the site administrator for the Job Resource Hub, joined members of the College community at the ribbon cutting ceremony. The hub will offer specific services to meet the needs of job-seeking residents while also providing recruiting assistance for employers.