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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 6, 2010

Stefanie Cella of Public Safety Named to West Philadelphia YMCA Board

 

PHILADELPHIA— Stefanie Cella, the director of operations and external affairs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Division of Public Safety, has been appointed to the board at the West Philadelphia YMCA.

Cella will serve a three-year term, planning coordinating and evaluating the West Philadelphia YMCA’s programs, services and personnel.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 6, 2010
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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 6, 2010

Penn President Amy Gutmann to Introduce HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at April 7 Community Schools Forum

 

WHO: U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, keynote speaker at the 2010 national forum of the Coalition of Community schools, will be introduced by University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann. Also making remarks will be Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah and Pennsylvania Education Superintendent Gerald Zahorchak.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820April 6, 2010

Penn’s V.P. for Public Safety Appointed to the Board at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College

 

PHILADELPHIA— Maureen Rush, vice president for public safety at the University of Pennsylvania, has been appointed to the Board of Trustees at the Restaurant School at Walnut Hill College.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 5, 2010

Tree Planting on College Green Celebrates Penn’s Tree Campus USA Designation From Arbor Day Foundation

 

WHAT: University of Pennsylvania students and community volunteers will plant 45 trees on campus to celebrate the University’s earning the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree Campus USA designation. The trees will be planted on College Green.

Since the Tree Campus USA program began in 2008, when 29 colleges and universities earned this honor, participation has more than doubled. To celebrate this success, tree-planting events are being held on five college campuses, including Penn’s.

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 1, 2010
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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto-Haines | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820March 31, 2010

Penn School of Social Policy & Practice and DHS Create Joint-Scholarship Program

 

PHILADELPHIA — The University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice has teamed with the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services to create the Penn/DHS Scholarship, a joint program designed to encourage full-time DHS staff to become part-time students pursuing master’s of social work degrees at Penn.

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Penn’s Green Events Continuing Throughout April Because a 24-Hour Earth Day Just Isn’t Enough

PHILADELPHIA –- While the nation will celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the Green Campus Partnership at the University of Pennsylvania offers a slate of green events throughout the month because a single day just isn’t enough.

Among April’s major announcements will be the results of the 10-week RecycleMania contest, and GreenFund grant winners will be announced.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 26, 2010

Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named in Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.

 

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WHAT:

A renaming ceremony for the Sayre Health Center, a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, in honor of the late Bernett L. Johnson, who was a physician at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and the founding co-chair of the center’s board of directors.

A scholarship presentation in his honor to a Sayre High School graduate and a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be followed by refreshments.

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Media Contact:Julie McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422March 24, 2010

Sayre Health Center in West Philadelphia to Be Named In Honor of Late Penn Physician Bernett L. Johnson Jr.

 

PHILADELPHIA –- Sayre Health Center is a full-service, primary care health facility at the rear of Sayre High School, 59th and Walnut streets, that has been serving the needs of residents of West Philadelphia since the fall of 2007. On Tuesday, March 30, the health center will become the Dr. Bernett L. Johnson Jr. Sayre Health Center in ceremonies designed to honor the vision and legacy of the man behind its founding.