Kudos!

Student Billie Bakhshi‘s most recent column “Autism Awareness Month: Advice & Resources” was featured on Main Line Parent on April 6, 2012.  Read the article.

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Anil Datta, Technology Programs Coordinator for the Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division, recently passed the Cisco Instructor Trainer Qualification test to become a certified instructor trainer, making him one of the select few instructors in the country to be certified by Cisco and the only certified instructor trainer certified in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Read the press release.

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Student Jordan Deane was featured in The Mercury on April 5, 2012 for his entrepreneurial magnetic sign business, GetAtMeTags. Read the article or check out Jordan’s website getatmetags.blogspot.com.

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The higher ed journey of December 2011 Surgical Technology graduate Jeff Gruninger was featured in Community College Times on March 21, 2012. After being laid off as a construction project manager in 2008, Jeff enrolled in the College’s Surgical Technology program at age 46 for a complete career change. Read the article.

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Director of Cultural Affairs Helen Haynes will curate an upcoming episode of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage’s new online music program, “Noise from the 18th Floor.” Watch a video clip of Helen describing what informed and inspired selections for her show, “The Voice of the People.”

“Noise from the 18th Floor” goes live on May 4 and is meant to challenge our notions of music and noise with playlists that represent a range of genres, accompanied by interpretive narratives by local music experts.

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In February, Assistant Dean of Math, Science and Advanced Technology Andrew Ippolito received a Mustang Spot Award for his outstanding service while serving as Interim Dean for more than a year.

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Rob won a Blue Ribbon for Mondenium montanum, a caudex-forming plant native to northern Tanzania and southern Kenya, in the Miniature Flowering Succulent category.

Assistant Professor of Speech Rob Novelli made 57 entries during the 183rd Philadelphia International Flower Show in March in what was his 28th year of participating in competitive ornamental horticulture and his 16th consecutive year of competing in the Philadelphia show. He won a total of 41 ribbons, including five Blue ribbons, as well as the “Best Succulent Rosette” major award. Of the 365 competitors, Rob ranked 20th overall.

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A team of five second-year Radiography students competed in the annual Radiography Student Bee during the Atlanta Society of Radiologic Technologists National Student/Educators Conference in Atlanta, Ga. in February. The students had to answer random questions related to any area in the radiography field, such as anatomy, radiation biology and physics. Bille Wagner placed 7th among the 245 total students that competed from across the country.

Seven of the College’s second-year Radiography students attended the conference of 1,300 total participants, which included 800 students, 260 educators, as well as radiographers who were acquiring their required continuing education credits. The students participated in exhibits and review lectures, many from authors of the textbooks they used in the program. The students were accompanied by Radiography Assistant Professor Francisca Bye and Radiography Program Director Debra Poelhuis. Funds for the trip were raised through Radiography Club events and funding from the Student Government Association.

Pictured from left, second-year Radiography students Margie Kelley, Jen Calhoun, Billie Wagner, Allison Lavelle, Erica Wilson, Tessa Piepmeyer, and Katie Mealing.

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Student Aishia Turner is among the recipients of the Meadowlands Caring Community Fund scholarship, established in 2011 by the Meadowlands Country Club in Blue Bell to provide its employees and dependents financial assistance with expenses for higher education.  Read The Times Herald article.

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Email your Kudos! news to amauger@mc3.edu.

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