CIA Book, Pope Rookie Card Highlight DCCC Your Connection Quarterly Newsletter

Pope Francis Rookie Card via

Your Connection is a quarterly newsletter for alumni and friends of Delaware County Community College.

As you will read in the Spring edition below, the college became the first community college in the country to have purchased the LapSim 2015, a cutting-edge, virtual laparoscopic training simulator. It will help students in the Perioperative Nursing, Registered Nurse First Assistant, Surgical Technology, and other medical programs.

Paramedic Education Coordinator Robert “Bubba” Hamilton was named the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 2015 Educator of the Year.

The college’s Marketing and Public Relations office received six Medallion Awards from District 1 of the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations. NCMPR represents marketing and PR professionals at community and technical colleges.

Alumnus Jack O’Connor, a leadership and executive coach and consultant who taught English at the college from 1977-80, has published a book entitled, NPIC: Seeing the Secrets and Growing the Leaders—A Cultural History of the National Photographic Interpretation Center. It is a history of the NPIC, a little-known CIA office that discovered most of the 1950s-1980s Cold War strategic secrets of the Soviet Union.

Alumna Megan Trinkley and her husband Robert Trinkley raised $28,000 last year to help provide housing to homeless veterans.

Alumna Melissa Maani, manager of graphic design for the Philadelphia Phillies baseball team, displayed her creative genius recently when she designed the Phillies’ Pope Francis Rookie Card. The recipient of the College’s 2015 Alumni Professional Achievement Award, Maani designed the card as a one-of-a-kind commemorative keepsake.

Download the Spring 2016 Your Connection edition here or read the full publication below.

Spring 2016 Your Connection

NoonZoom Banner Ad 975x150 10-21 (1)