Alumni Networking Night
On February 22, more than 30 alumni participated in the annual Student/Alumni Networking Night, a joint venture of the offices of Career Development and Alumni Relations. Students of all majors and from all three schools (SUS, SGS and SCPS) enjoyed an evening of informal networking with fellow Griffins.
In the past, students and alumni networked within groups based on majors, but this year, the two offices tried something different in order to maximize students’ opportunities to talk with everyone. The first portion of the night opened with speed networking. Similar to speed dating, each student had a few minutes to talk to an alum before they were required to switch to another. At the end of the night, students were welcome to continue some of their short conversations with an hour or so of open networking time. This also allowed the alumni to network with one another.
Congratulations to CHC’s Master’s program in Clinical and Counseling Psychology on receiving accreditation from the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Accreditation Council (MPCAC).This recognition means that CHC’s program has been acknowledged for providing a quality program that has mostly met the 11 standards of practice that are focused on student competence in becoming future Licensed Professional Counselors,” says Mark E. Kenney, M.Ed., NCC, LPC, coordinator of the program.
This accreditation means the curriculum is rigorous and relevant and assures students, alumni, internship sites and employers that CHC has a commitment to accountability, education, and training. “It ensures quality, provides future employers with confidence in our graduates, enhances our reputation and represents recognition from our professional colleagues,” he says.
A group of high school-aged students from Child Promise recently visited CHC for a tour, lunch and a keynote address by Juliana Mosley, Ph.D., CHC's officer of diversity & inclusion. Child Promise is a non-profit organization that supports quality residential and educational services for children and youth, especially children living in foster care. The hope is that by exposing these students to a college community, they will begin to form a path toward higher education and feel empowered to take charge of their own future.
Students Help out at Muslims Serve
In mid-February, students led by Sister Lisa Olivieri, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science and technology and chair of the computer science and information technology department, spent their Saturday in service to others in Philadelphia.
The group volunteered at Muslims Serve, a non-profit charitable social and hunger relief organization that serves the Greater Philadelphia and Camden regions. On the third Saturday of every month, volunteers gather at the organization's 12 different sites, to feed approximately 1,000 people.
The Year of the Dog
To celebrate the Lunar New Year, a special event was held recently in which students from South Korea, China, and Vietnam shared their cultural celebrations of the holiday with the community. From lucky money and traditional New Year's greetings to what kinds of food and celebrations each culture enjoys for the holiday, members of the college community got a firsthand look at what the Lunar New Year is all about.