These alumni got their start at Community College of Philadelphia and went on to follow their dreams. Read their stories and consider adding yours to our proud history of helping students realize their paths to possibilities. Stay connected — share your story with us.
Goal: To become an attorney
Marisol's Path: Earning an associate’s degree in the College’s American Bar Association-approved Paralegal Studies program and transferring to the University of Pennsylvania, where she is studying Political Science.
Dr. Kate Hetherington
Goal: To become a senior administrator in higher education
Kate's Path: Earning an associate’s degree at the College, followed by employment at several community colleges, and now serving as president of Howard Community College in Maryland.
Goal: To become a filmmaker
Jamal's Path: A Creative Writing class at the College inspired him to dive into his life’s passion, filmmaking. Today, he is a director-writer-producer working with Will Smith, Charles “Charlie Mack” Alston and Meek Mill, who stars in his latest film, "Streets."
Goal: To mentor young athletes
Rogers' Path: Arriving in Philadelphia to attend college and play basketball, he earned his associate’s degree here, then a bachelor’s degree at Neumann College, and today impacts students’ lives as our athletic director.