Class of 2020 Yearbook

Meet the Class of 2020!

Every CCP Lion is unique and leaves our campus a little better off than when they first started. Check out our student yearbook below to read about our graduates. If you are one of our 2020 graduates, you can create your own yearbook profile by filling out a submission form. Create your yearbook profile here.

 

Aaron Price

Digital Forensics
Where will you go?:
Being I have just graduated from Community College of Philadelphia, the path continues towards success with transferring to Chestnut Hill College! Along with CCP’s dual transfer program I have the incredible opportunity of venturing off into the North West area of Philadelphia to continue my last two years of college. These last two years will mean a lot proceeding into towards a bachelors degree in Digital Forensics. In achieving my goal of being a computer analyst in digital forensics, I’ll take all of the knowledge and great teachings along with me to help during any challenging times with any curriculum criteria. I will forever hold memories of all that was given to me in opportunity at CCP from encouragement, experience, self assurance, quality lifestyles, and most of all the importance in being everything I have worked this far to be. Obtaining my associates degree is the beginning to more achievements and I want to thank CCP and all of my acquaintances more than you all think! I hold you all in memory and will carry the torch in courageous pride with the focus of a CCP graduate. Success awaits us all and with that said, let’s go for the goals we have created! Thank you CCP!

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory will be the amazing staff welcoming me with their great personalities into the library as an employee.

Marqueeta Trader

Nursing
Where will you go?:
I will be transferring my studies to receive my BSN in nursing. I am looking forward to putting my degree to use, while being in the frontline helping others.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Tywan Johnson

Sound Recording & Music Technology
Where will you go?: I’m going back to CCP to get my associates degree.
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
Sitting in the studio with Paul, the head of the music program, and the Protools audio interface crashed.

Natassja Gay

Art and Design
Where will you go?:
I am interested in having a career in the fashion industry. I am transferring to Moore College of Art & Design to receive my BFA in Fashion Design and to minor in business in hopes of launching my own fashion company one day. I look forward to using all of my knowledge and skills that I’ve learned at CCP and applying those skills towards my study in Fashion Design to create the best career possible for myself after having received my associates degree in Art & Design from CCP.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
The time my ceramics professor purposely created a forth option for a final project just because she knew I’d be the only one to chose it. So she basically gave me my own special project to have creative freedom on...I felt like a unicorn that day. Thanks Lauren!!! lol

Renia Belfort Lide

Culture, Science and Technology
Where will you go?: I have been accepted at Holy Family University to pursue a career in Nursing.
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Emma G. Johnson

Mass Media
Where will you go?:
I am going to be taking a semester off to focus on my family. But in the spring I will be attending Temple University where I will begin to study Social Work.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
I met so many amazing teachers and students that it is really hard to pick one. But meeting Roary was pretty cool.

Amirah Dunlap-Boyd

Psychology
Where will you go?:
Starting fall 2020 I will be continuing my journey at Temple University and getting my bachelors in psychology.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory was driving to school and spending hours trying to find a parking spot when the lot was full.

AmandaGrace Krier

Behavioral Health/Human Services
Where will you go?:
I will be taking everything I have learned these last 2 years and heading straight into the field. Behavioral Health/Human Services are nicknamed as the "helping professions" for a reason and I will be working within the demographic of mental illness and suicide prevention. Behavioral Health workers are Essential workers.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory was doing my practicum in the field and finding out that another CCP student was also interning at the same site i was as well. Reginald Floyd also class of 2020 you are the man!

Michael Patterson

Communication Studies
Where will you go?:
I will be transferring to Temple University and I plan on taking theater when I get there. I will be looking forward to getting a bachelor's degree first in theater than a master's degree.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My best ccp memory would be during the Lions mascot inauguration when Roary was announced to be the schools new mascot.

Lynnoda Lesane

Health Care Studies
Where will you go?:
Will start nursing school in January, and begin my second part of the amazing ride called school.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory of CCP was my first day in a college classroom. The excitement I felt was overwhelming. My first day was looking forward to this moment right now.

Nyla Ford

Liberal Arts
Where will you go?:
I am transferring to Temple University to study Communications and Social Influence. I hope to make an impact on the world by helping nonprofits with their messaging strategies and campaigns.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory was when there was a banquet in the student life building and I got to meet other new moms like me.

Megan Rhoda Staeb

English
Where will you go?:
I'm headed for Temple in the fall! I've just registered for my first classes and I'm so excited!

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Ellen Freeman

Early Childhood Education (ECE)
Where will you go?:
I plan to attend Temple University in the near future to pursue my bachelor's degree in Education. I'm currently working in my field of studies. I've been with the school District of Philadelphia for over 30 years. I didn't want to start a new career but, I wanted to enhance my knowledge and experience in the field of education. I finally did what I sought out to do, and that was complete CCP with an Associate's Degree in ECE. Now that I have my degree, I'm looking forward to contributing even more to the success of children with their educational goals.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My fondest memory at CCP is when my mom passes away and how the students, staff, and faculty members rallied around me to ease my aching heart. They showed compassion when I needed it the most. They kept me on track with my studies and life itself when I wanted to give up. CCP is a wonderful Institution that cares about the overall well being of its students.

I'm every so grateful that I had the opportunity to meet such selfless people. For their acts of kindheartedness, and concern, I was able to successfully obtain my goal of getting my Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Not only finish but, with honors. I'm now in line for a promotion as a Teacher's Assistant for the School District of Philadelphia. And for this, I shall never forget.

Javine Smith

Business - General
Where will you go?:
My journey continues at Temple University where I will be pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Renee Jett

Business
Where will you go?:
I have already started Peirce College fir my Bachelors in Organizational Leadership, with a focus in Human Resources. I am looking forward to next chapter.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory is when I was selected to be part of Alpha Beta Gamma. In Addition, I was called to speak with the new and upcoming adult students to share my story.

Lovada Washington

Recovery and Transformation Certificate
Where will you go?:
At age 62 I will finish my degree here at CCP and move on to the University of Pennsylvania for the next one.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My professors where fabulous each and everyone of them. You see, I felt unique and strange because of my age but they let me know that I also had a right to be there. I will encourage my grandchildren to attend CCP.

Oumu Barrie

Health Care Studies
Where will you go?: I’m transferring to Thomas Jefferson University to get a BSN in nursing.
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
Being a lion leader as a costumer service and student programmer and student orientation leader was one of the best moments at CCP. I was not only a student in CCP but also a staff member. I love my supervisors so much, their inspiration and encouragement make me to be brave, outgoing person, intelligent, and moreover, smarter as I think I couldn’t be before. As they say your success starts at CCP definitely it is. I felt at home whenever I’m in CCP. Endless love for CCP ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lerie Burgess

Criminal Justice
Where will you go?:
I will be transferring in the Spring of 2021 in Criminal Law. I wish to go to Drexel, or Pierce College. I’m most looking forward to accomplishing more goals and life aspirations In my life and having my dream of becoming a part of law enforcement.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP moment is when I participated in helping giving free food out to the CCP students from the school's garden and meeting students that where so appreciative of what the school was doing for them. It was the most enjoyment and fulfilled experience.

José A Manzanarez (Angel)

Culinary Arts
Where will you go?:
I’m not sure where I will go, but I’m pretty sure I want to explore more about hospitality and food. Hospitality is an amazing world.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory at CCP was learning about different cultures. I love the diversity at CCP.

Lorraine Ferebee

Health Care Studies
Where will you go?: I plan to go to Temple to become a dentist!
What’s your favorite CCP memory? : My first day!

Alexa Castillo

Psychology
Where will you go?:
I will be attending Cabrini University to continue my bachelor's degree in Psychology.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? : My favorite CCP memory was building connections with students and professors.

Sheree Ellison

Liberal Arts Behavioral Science
Where will you go?: Thomas Jefferson University
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Taliyah Barnes

Criminal Justice
Where will you go?:
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory is attending Law & Society Week because I was able to look at different careers in the Justice field. This opened my eyes up to different opportunities.

Ronaldo Yoyo

Education - Middle Level (4th-8th Grades)
Where will you go?: I will go on to temple to complete my bachelors degree in mid level education!
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite part was the staff and teachers that left an impression on me because they pushed me to perform at that higher level every time I got up and spoke to a crowd of people. Huge shout outs to Professor Sharp! She is the one who pushed me the most spring 2019 thanks to her I am able to push on with confidence!

Kia Paschall

Health Care Studies
Where will you go?: Gwynedd Mercy University for my BSN in nursing
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Nikki Scott

Early Childhood Education
Where will you go?: Arcadia University
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Tawah P. Dennis

Health Care Studies
Where will you go?:
I will be transferring to Gwynedd Mercy University to continue my studies to earn a BSN in nursing.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory at Community College of Philadelphia is the trips, tutorials, classes and the interaction with different people in various classes. I want to thank all the professors for their patience and hard work toward my education. I really appreciate your support.

Perla Vargas

Biology
Where will you go?:
I’m transferring to Temple University to complete my bachelor’s degree in biology. In the future I will like to continue my studies and become a dentist. However, for now, my plans are to continue my career in biology and teaching children.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
The friends that I made, the things that I learned and, the advice of my professor which helped me complete my degree.

Elesapat Kozman

Psychology
Where will you go?: Transferring to La Salle University
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
Making new friends and learning a lot about my major. The helpful staff and professors.

Edwena Lanier

Behavioral Health/Human Services
Where will you go?:
Hello Everyone, My name is Edwena Lanier, I am a proud graduate of CCP Class of 2020! I will be headed over to West Chester University where I will be majoring in Social Work. I want to thank everyone at CCP to supported and helped me to graduate with a 4.0 GPA.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory was BHHS 101 with Will Miller. We had a group assignment where we picked sections of Philadelphia to view, and interview. It was amazing to see all of the many people, places, and things in the community. My group members and I started as classmates and are now more like sisters.

Yesenia Velasquez

Education - Early Childhood (Birth-4th Grade)
Where will you go?:
I transferred to Arcadia University to continue my studies and earn a Bachelor’s degree. I will continue working as a Preschool teacher.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory would be when I finished my first semester. Knowing that I was able to keep a full time job, while being a single mother of two beautiful girls, and continue my education gave me the motivation to keep going.

Nahtisha Baxter

Business Administration
Where will you go?:
I will be relocating and attending Georgia State University to continue my studies in Business. I'm already a licensed cosmetologist so I hope to start my own business for hair care products.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Bianca Diaz Ayala

Justice
Where will you go?:
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Emely Christasha Peña Gil

Liberal Arts - Social Behavioral Science
Where will you go?: I am transferring to West Chester University to pursue my bachelors degree.
What’s your favorite CCP memory? : My favorite CCP memory is the day I met my bestfriend Soryfel

Taline Guzman

Early Childhood Education
Where will you go?:
I am looking at getting my Director’s Credential and hopefully within the next 5 years open my own Childcare Center.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Shahidah Adams

Liberal Arts Social and Behavioral Science
Where will you go?:
I will be attending American Public University. My major will be public heath with a concentration in healthcare informatics.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Luis Cruz

Business Administration
Where will you go?: I will now be attending Rutgers University.
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory has to do with all the great and unique friends I was able to make in my classes.

Cho Yi Man

Chemistry
Where will you go?:
Hey! Congratulations to all 2020 CCP graduate students! I am proud to be a CCP student. CCP helps me to discover what I am interested to study. I am transferring to Drexel University to continue my study in Chemical Engineering. I hope I can hold my knowledge from what I learned in CCP to explore more about this world.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
“Home” is a word that representing my memory in CCP. I feel CCP like my second home. As a library work-study student, my time spending in library is my favorite memory in CCP. Also, CCP teachers are caring and knowledgeable. My favorite teacher is in my sociology class, Dr. Faye Allard. Also, I am very enjoying the time in chemistry class. My first amazing chemistry teacher, Dr. Molly O’ Connor, she makes me to embrace chemistry without fear.

Lorraine Perez

Psychology
Where will you go?:
I'll be attending Temple University pursuing my bachelor's in Psychology. I look forward to the new job opportunities I have now, as well as the fact that I'm getting closer to achieving my goals.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory from CCP is finally getting my ID. It solidified the fact that I was attending college. It wasn't just a plastic identification card to me, it was a commitment.

Seli Memeli

Political Science
Where will you go?:
I will be transferring to Temple to achieve my bachelors in Political Science. I wish to go into public service one day.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory was in Public Speaking class with Professor Joyce. We had to practice our public speaking skills and his class taught me a lot on how to be comfortable in my own skin and express my ideas. My favorite time in that class was when I had to teach my fellow classmates an Albanian tradition dance. It went perfectly.

Audrey Gray

Behavioral Health & Human Services
Where will you go?: Temple University going for my BA in Social Work.
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
Socializing with different people which had developed into amazing friendships. “Fun Day” events during the Spring Feast.

Danielle Gordon

Business - General
Where will you go?:
I will be transferring to Temple University where I will major in accounting. Afterwards I plan on obtaining my CPA certification.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory is being in Jamie Benson’s English 101 class. His personality made me actually look forward to a 6pm class that was 3 hours long. I am now able to write amazing thesis statements because of this professor.

Kamilah

Health Care Studies
Where will you go?:
After attending CCP and receiving my degree in Health Care Studies, I will be going on to a 4 year university to complete my Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Nursing.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory is the campus parties that usually took place in the student courtyard.

Yaribel Mercedes-Perez

Early Childhood Education
Where will you go?:
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :

Scarlett

Liberal Arts - Social/Behavioral Science
Where will you go?:
I transferred to Temple University and will be graduating with my bachelor in Social Work in Spring 2022.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite CCP memory was getting to know people and finding new friends I can always count on.

Sean Collazo

Behavioral Health and Human Services
Where will you go?:
I'm going to West Chester in the spring. As well as being a new career as a direct support worker at a recovery center.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
The day I started CCP was one of the best memory. I was so scared of failing or give up. But at the same time I was ready for the journey. My first professor was great she helped alot and encouraged me to keep going. I think if it wasn't for Prof. Mary of English 098 being a care and understanding professor. I might have been discouraged and gave up.

Lorraine Perez

Psychology
Where will you go?:
I just recently got accepted into Temple University! I'll be pursuing Clinical Psychology with a minor in Neuroscience. I want to make a difference in this world and pay everything forward to those who are in need of a helping hand.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite memory at CCP was being able to come in and appreciate the work and dedication everyone was putting in. I made really great friends who both motivated and helped me study when it was time for every final I had. There's a great sense of community at CCP that I'll take everywhere I'll go.

Reginald Floyd

Behavioral Health/Human Services
Where will you go?: I will be attending Temple University for a Bachelors degree in public health.
What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
My favorite moment at CCP was definitely season six of Drop the Mic with Dr. Myers... it was epic

Qiaoshan Huang

Early Education (Birth to 4th Grades)
Where will you go?:
I am going to transfer to Temple University to pursue a bachelor's degree in early education this fall.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :
Met with nice professors who helped me a lot with my English skills and also my academics.

Brittney Ringgold

Business - General
Where will you go?:
My journey will continue with a career in job development. Serving as a workforce development specialist.

What’s your favorite CCP memory? :