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New dean joins CAH

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

By Erica Setnick

 

Open enrollment, one-to-one engagement in classes, and tightknit community bonds are just some of the reasons why DCCC’s new dean of Communications, Arts and Humanities, Dr. Robert Kleinschmidt, said he fell in love with community colleges. 

Kleinschmidt holds a Ph.D. in Community College Leadership from Colorado State University, a Master of Music Performance degree from the University of Northern Colorado and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree from Youngstown State University.

He loves jazz music, plays the tenor saxophone, has served as executive director of the

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Wawa: more than a convenience store

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

By Joe Andrew

 

As part of the Student Business Society Speaker Series, Wawa CEO Chris Gheysons presented information about the popular convenience store chain before approximately 75 DCCC students on March 31 at Marple campus. 

Gheysons explained what goes into the success of any company, especially Wawa. 

Wawa operates in six states and has more than 23,000 associates. Despite being a private business, they are currently the seventh biggest retailer in coffee, Gheysons said. 

Gheysons started his PowerPoint presentation by explaining that Wawa started primarily as a dairy business in

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Delaware Valley University to offer bachelor’s degrees at Delaware County Community College

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Delaware Valley University and Delaware County Community College signed an agreement today that will allow Delaware County Community College students to earn a DelVal bachelor’s degree without ever having to leave the community college’s campuses in Delaware or Chester Counties.

 DelVal (formerly DelVal College) will begin offering courses this September at Delaware County Community College’s Marple Campus and Exton Center. Bachelor’s degree programs to be offered include business administration, counseling psychology, criminal justice, and media and communications. 

Student tuition for

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Women’s Resource Fair highlights community resources

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

By Joe Andrew

 

The Human Services Club, Psychology Club, and Black and Women’s History Committee presented the Annual Human Services and Women’s Resource Fair in the lobby of the STEM building on March 12. 

Attending organizations included Values Into Action, ChesPenn Health Services, DCCC Wellness, Family Support Line, Delaware County Suicide Prevention & Awareness Task Force, and more. 

The event, which was attended by about 50 people, with many more onlookers, gave local organizations a chance to provide more information on their respective missions.

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New Enrollment Center opens

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

 

Ric Walliser, the executive director of Integrated Enrollment Services, has announced  the opening and naming of the newly renovated Enrollment Services area.  

The redesign is intended to improve service to students by centralizing all of the Enrollment Services in one location.     The name of the collective new area is Enrollment Central.

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DCCC hosts ‘Beyond Multiculturalism: Empowering Latino Students and the Community’ conference

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

(Delaware and Chester Counties, PA)—As part of Delaware County Community College’s commitment to providing access and quality education to Latino students, the college held the “Beyond Multiculturalism: 

Empowering Latino Students and the Community” conference from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 24th at the College’s Marple Campus. 

This was the first conference held at the College specifically focused on Latino issues in education and Latino youth leadership and advocacy.

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Top administrators listen to students’ concerns at Upper Darby campus

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

By Marwa Benahmed-Ali

Special to The Communitarian

 

DCCC president Jerry Parker visited the Upper Darby campus March 12 to host a “Your Opinion Matters” forum to hear students’ opinions, suggestions,  and concerns about the campus. 

Forty-three students attended the event to voice their opinions to Parker and special guests, including Vice Provost Mary-Joe Boyer, Jane Schurman, director of the Upper Darby Campus, Fran Cubberly, vice president of Enrollment Management, and Craig Fitz, strategic planner for the president.

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Editorial Cartoon

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

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Balancing priorities between work and college

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

By Chris Linvill 

It can be stressful juggling classes, homework and a job. But I am one of many students that have been in such a predicament.  

Last semester I became the Managing Editor for DCCC’s newspaper, The Communitarian, and it was more work than I had expected for my already busy schedule.  

I was able to cut back hours on my job outside of school this semester from 40 to 30 hours while getting paid for work-study. 

I have to admit sometimes I was thinking that I was biting off more than I could chew but then I started to look at it as getting paid for normal school work, which

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After riots, the sounds of silence at Camden Yards

Date: 
Sunday, May 3, 2015

By Mike Sielski 

The Philadelphia Inquirer  

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Everything was so clear and sharp: the crack of the bat, the thwock of the ball into the catcher's mitt, the clip-clop of cleats against a dugout's concrete steps and floor. Every noise had an easily identifiable source.

You could hear a photographer's camera click and know exactly where he was positioned. You could hear an infielder call for a pop-up and feel as if you, too, should peel off and let him take it.

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