Dr. Generals in the Media

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CCP president on Covid-19 challenges and the school's role in the fight for racial justice

June 12, 2020

Donald "Guy" Generals said the school isn't just trying to prepare students for the post-pandemic economy, it also needs to take a "leading role" amid the fight for racial justice.

The Philadelphia Business Journal

Community College of Philadelphia will start fall with online classes

May 26, 2020

"Generals said even if the city were to get the state’s “green” designation, which would allow restaurants, gyms, and other major venues to reopen at less capacity, the college will stay with online classes at the semester’s start. College committees, he said, looked at a number of options and couldn’t figure out a way to safely provide social distancing and other safeguards, such as testing, needed for an in-person start, given all the uncertainty, he said."

The Philadelphia Inquirer 

CCP announces plans to hold online classes for the fall

May 26, 2020

“Making this decision now gives everyone a chance to register now without worrying that their fall semester will be interrupted,” president of CCP Donald Guy Generals told the Tribune on Tuesday [May, 26]. “It also gives our faculty and staff time to plan for the best possible education experience this Fall.”

The Philadelphia Tribune

The State of Education during the COVID-19 Pandemic

May 8, 2020

Dr. Generals and Farah Jimenez, President & CEO, Philadelphia Education Fund, joined host Matt O'Donnell for an in-depth discussion on education, virtual curriculums, the learning gap for the underserved, the cost of private and state colleges vs. community colleges, and whether students take a 'gap year.

Inside Story with Matt O'Donnell

 

WURD Radio interview with Andrea Lawful Sanders 

March 19, 2020

Announcing the Octavius Catto Scholarship

March 5, 2020

As Mayor Kenney prepares to unveil his plan to make the College tuition-free, Dr. Generals discusses the College's hopes to provide tools that will spur Philadelphians toward economic and cultural prosperity. 

KYW Newsradio

Celebrating Black History Month

Feb. 20, 2020

Dr. Generals joins WURD Radio host Syreeta Martin for "Happy Hour College tour" to discuss the 1619 Project, new academic offerings at the College and more. 

WURD Radio

Working to Make College Tuition-Free

Jan. 18, 2020

Immediately showing support after Mayor Jim Kenney announced at his inauguration that he wants to make Community College of Philadelphia tuition-free, Dr. Generals told the Philadelphia Tribune that he is excited about the Mayor's “commitment to ensuring that all Philadelphians have quality educational experiences from pre-K through college,” and looks forward to creating more resources for city residents to earn a credential or degree.

Philadelphia Tribune

Growing Business in Philadelphia

Dec. 23, 2019

Donald Guy Generals, Ed.D., President of Community College of Philadelphia(CCP), talks about the partnership between CCP, the City of Philadelphia and Goldman Sachs to provide small business owners tools for growth. Recorded December 19, 2019.

Comcast Newsmakers

Guided Pathways at Community College of Philadelphia: A Catalyst for Institutional Change

Oct. 9, 2019

Dr. Generals contributed the second in a series by practitioners at AACC Pathways Project colleges describing their experience with implementing guided pathways reforms.

Community College Research Center

True Philadelphia Podcast with Matt O'Donnell

Sept. 12, 2019

Dr. Generals joined Matt O'Donnell on his True Philadelphia podcast to discuss why college continues to be so expensive and outpace inflation, how this generation of student is starting to seek more value in education, why Community College of Philadelphia and other community colleges should be free, how education is the latest industry to be disrupted by technology, the importance of writing as a skill and more.

Dialogues: Dr. Donald 'Guy' Generals interviews Dr. William Hite

July 17, 2019

Dr. Generals invited Dr. William Hite, Superintendent of Philadelphia School Districts, to be interviewed on CCPTV53. The two discuss strategies, initiatives and challenges for shaping the future of education in Philadelphia.

CCPTV53

Local couple’s donation will make CCP free for some nontraditional students

“Either due to personal, social, or financial reasons, many students delay going to college, which negatively impacts their ability to achieve a college degree or pursue career opportunities,” Dr. Generals said. “In many cases, the returning students are more mature and return with a stronger commitment to the value of education and its benefits.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

After battling faculty union, president ponders CCP’s future at his 5-year mark: ‘We want to make our students well’

“We want to make the community, our students, well,” Dr. Generals said, “both in terms of their educational prospects and opportunity, as well as the lives that they live.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Community College of Philadelphia Black and Gold Gala of hope and redemption

“This fundraiser is a way to acknowledge and honor those who committed themselves to college admissions,” Dr. Generals said. “Our goal was to honor students, alumni and community together, to celebrate the college and its mission to eradicate barriers for those who [wish] to attend college.”

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun

Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins receives award from Community College of Philadelphia for work in the inner city

At the Community College of Philadelphia Black and Gold gala, Eagles player Malcom Jenkins was presented with the Community Hero Award for his service in advancing education, economic advancement in low income communities, criminal justice reform, and police community relations.

The Philadelphia Inquirer

Modern Day Heroes: A Celebration

Dr. Generals and Derrick Perkins share the success stories of three participants of the Center for Male Engagement Program at Community College of Philadelphia to celebrate the next generation of leaders.

Alum Innovates to Make Higher Education Accessible to the Nation’s Most Vulnerable Populations

“Philadelphia has a 25% poverty rate, which is the highest poverty rate of the 10 largest cities in the nation – the only way to break the vicious cycle of poverty is through education,” states Dr. Generals. “My vision of accessibility is focused on social justice, and the amazing faculty and staff at the Community College of Philadelphia have rallied around this cause.”

MaST students receive degrees from CCP

Six students from MaST Community Charter School graduated May 4 with associate degrees from the Community College of Philadelphia more than a month before their high school graduation.

Hallahan HS, Community College of Phila. ink partnership

Dr. Generals signed the agreement for a dual course of study between John W. Hallahan Catholic Girls’ High School and Community College of Philadelphia on May 9.

CareerLink Job Hub opens at CCP’s Northeast campus

“We see this Job Resource Hub as another pillar in our commitment to serving the community,” said Donald Generals, president of CCP and Philadelphia Works board member. “It is exciting for the Community College and Philadelphia Works to come together to address the need for coordinated workforce development efforts in Northeast Philadelphia.  We hope this new hub will benefit not only CCP students, but the entire Northeast Philadelphia community.”

Community College of Philadelphia unveils $7.2M in lab upgrades 

"The renovations are an investment in workforce development."

Community College of Philadelphia Combats Poverty as a way to Support Student Success

"It is our goal to increase the number of graduates to compete for the jobs of the future and take part in the city's renaissance," Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president of Community College of Philadelphia (CCP), said. The College, in fact, is preparing to break ground on a new Career and Advanced Technology Center in West Philadelphia that will provide in-demand skilled and technical talent and expand access to family sustaining jobs."

iHeart Radio Interview with Dr. Generals

Lorraine Ballard Morrill interviews Dr. Generals about how Community College of Philadelphia is a path to family-sustaining jobs for Philadelphians and how the College is supporting Mayor Kenney's workforce development initiatives. The College is creating guided pathways that lead to student success and create a pipeline to a skilled Philadelphia workforce.

Dr. Generals Named in "Made Man Foundation honors 50 Black influencers"

"Fifty Black male business and community leaders were honored Thursday for their career and community achievements by The Made Man Foundation"

Old Factories Bring New Jobs, Hope and Conversations About Shared Growth to a Struggling Neighborhood

"Thanks to a partnership between Goldman Sachs, the City of Philadelphia, Community College of Philadelphia and Shift Capital LLC, hope, jobs and opportunity are being manufactured in a building at 3401 I Street in one of the city’s hardest-pressed neighborhoods."

From the right: U.S. Rep. Dwight Evans, Nicole Pullen Ross, Mayor Jim Kenney; Harold Epps, director of Commerce for the City of Philadelphia; Richard Olaya (Goldman Sachs graduate), and CCP president Dr. Donald Guy Generals. photo credit: Philadelphia Sun

 

City Biz List releases 3 Part Interview with Dr. Generals.

Part 2

Part 3

Dr. Generals on WURD Radio

Dr. Generals joins Keaton on WURD Radio during the show's live broadcast from Community College of Philadelphia for The Lounge's College Tour to discuss many opportunities that students can take advantage of at the College.

CCP And Parx Casino Work To Eliminate Barriers, Build On The Strengths Of Philly's Students

'The College is addressing the disparities in student success with promising practices tailored to support students' individual needs, including those that provide bridges to degree completion and supports that anchor students when tough times arrive,' said Dr. Donald Guy Generals, president of the College. 'Students need to have an environment that is conducive to their interests, that is sensitive to their needs and really paves the way and enlightens them to the importance of doing well, not just in the classroom, but in preparation for going into the classroom.'