The Nursing program celebrated a milestone on May 4, 2018, graduating the College's 50th Nursing class at the annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony. Congratulations graduates, and the best of luck to all of you.
Hazim Hardeman, a kid from North Philly, a Rhodes Scholar and a Community College of Philadelphia alumnus, had a message for the city as he spoke at the College’s 52nd Commencement at The Liacouras Center on May 5: "Many of you are the first in your family to attend college, others of you are the first to graduate. And there’s a particular lure about being a first, the stroke of the ego, the feeling that you’ve been able to accomplish something that others before you couldn’t," Hazim, the College's Commencement speaker, told the students, families and friends of the Class of 2018. "But we should never mistake our being first, for being the first that were worthy," he cautioned.
The CCPTV video of the 2018 Commencement ceremony is available on CCPTV (Comcast 53, FIOS 21) every day at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., 6 p.m. and midnight from today through May 19, 2018. The video is also available on demand on YouTube.
The annual President's Recognition Tea recognizes faculty and staff who have made a special contribution to the College. This year, Lisa Johnson and Michelle Myers received the President's Award for Service to the College. The President's Award for Civility/Collegiality awardees were Jackie Jenkins Harvey, Laureen Tavolaro-Ryley and Erica Harrison. Faye Allard and Amy Birge received the President's Award for Diversity, and Scarlette Floyd, Monique Gilchrist and Carol Moriarity received the President's Award for Fostering Student Success.The League for Innovation in the Community College 2018 Innovation of the Year Award recognized the College's Diversity Certificate Program: Debonair Oates-Primus, Faye Allard, Simon Brown, Veronical Kalczewski, Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela, Bianca Cummings, Claudia Curry, Aaron Love and Lucia Gbaya-Kanga.
We are proud of the Parkway Center City Middle College High School students for their successful fall 2017 semester. 95% of the students from Parkway Center City, including both the freshmen Middle College students, as well as the upper class students taking dual enrollment classes in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades, passed their Fall 2017 courses, with the vast majority of those freshman Middle College students earning “A’s.”