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When she was growing up, Calhoun says that old trees lined every block as far as the eye could see. But on that day in 2014, the 900 block was bare. When she asked a neighbor why, he told her that a few years before, people in trucks had come and removed the trees. “When they take trees, that’s taking life out of your community,” Calhoun says. “That’s taking life from you.” So Calhoun partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS) to plant three baby trees on the block. She plans to keep adding more, until all of them have been replaced... Calhoun is currently enrolled in the Community College of Philadelphia, studying environmental design. With her degree, she hopes to start her own enterprise that combines her interest in art and design with her passion for eliminating waste and healing the environment.

College Snapshots

CCPTV's, Sikemi Williams, took home a prestigious Emmy® award at the Mid-Atlantic chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences ceremony on September 28, 2019. She won the award for her graphics/animation work on the opening credits of Strange College, a fictional science-fiction program. "Winning an Emmy still feels so surreal," she said. "I am so excited, grateful and very happy to have won in the Graphics/Animation category. Having worked in creating content all my life, winning this Emmy is like a pat on the back for the many years of hard work on the job." Allan Kobernick, director of Multimedia Services said, “The staff and crew of CCPTV are proud of Sikemi and proud that this show met the high level of excellence required to obtain this accolade.” Strange College, written by assistant professor Frank Fritz, produced and directed by Allan Kobernick, is its first fiction program produced and filmed on campus.

Strange College can be viewed at the following links:  Episode 1 | Episode 2

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