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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.
Enrollment in the College’s new Tuition Payment Plan for Summer 2019 will be available ONLINE via the MyCCP portal beginning March 25, 2019. Enhancements include more payment options, financial aid and company billing included when calculating the payment schedule and the option to enroll in automatic payments. Students interested in enrolling can log onto MyCCP and select the Enroll in a/View Your Payment Plan link under the Financial Services channel. For more information about the Summer 2019 Tuition Payment Plan, select the Summer 2019 Payment Plan Information link under the Financial Services Channel.
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.