On May 1st hundreds gathered to celebrate the installation of Dr. Donald Guy Generals. Included in the attendance were Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, member of the Community College of Philadelphia’s Board of Trustees as well as Dr. Ronald J. Temple, the third president of Community College of Philadelphia and its first African American president.
During his remarks Dr. Generals praised the positive impact of Community College of Philadelphia, which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. “Beyond our most celebrated graduates, there are thousands who have learned the lessons of civility, who have studied and embraced the core values of our humanities, and who have used their talents of critical inquiry to examine the problems in our communities, resulting in healthier neighborhoods,” Dr. Generals said. “We have made great citizens. We have made responsible parents. We have made Philadelphia one of the best places in the world to visit and one of the best places to live.”
Prior to his installation Dr. Generals announce the 50th Anniversary Scholars Program which will expand access and opportunity by covering the cost of tuition not covered by federal or state financial aid for up to three years for low-income graduates from Philadelphia high schools.
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PIDC is proud to work with Community College of Philadelphia. PIDC issued a RACP grant for the expansion of the College’s Northeast Regional Center as well as its main campus. PIDC and Community College of Philadelphia are serving as partners in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program.