December 13, 2011 - Issue: Vol. 157, No. 191 — Daily Edition112th Congress (2011 - 2012) - 1st Session
CELEBRATING THE WORK OF CAROL FIXMAN OF THE PHILADELPHIA EDUCATION FUND; Congressional Record Vol. 157, No. 191
(Extensions of Remarks - December 13, 2011)
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[Extensions of Remarks] [Page E2234] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] CELEBRATING THE WORK OF CAROL FIXMAN OF THE PHILADELPHIA EDUCATION FUND ______ HON. CHAKA FATTAH of pennsylvania in the house of representatives Tuesday, December 13, 2011 Mr. FATTAH. Mr. Speaker, on December 16, advocates for educational excellence in Philadelphia will be celebrating the service of a dear friend of mine, Carol Fixman, the soon-to-retire Executive Director of the Philadelphia Education Fund. Together, Carol and I have worked to make the dreams of Philadelphia's school children a reality and to brighten the future of our city. Under Dr. Fixman's direction, the Ed Fund has been actively engaged in issues of school reform, teacher quality, college access, and community engagement in support of public education. Prior to her appointment at the Ed Fund, Dr. Fixman was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Philadelphia University, where she provided leadership for more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs in business, design, architecture, engineering, science, and health. She has held positions directing international programs at Temple University and at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. She has also served as Director of the Philadelphia Education Fund's College Access Program and the Philadelphia Scholars, a citywide initiative to improve access to and success in postsecondary education for Philadelphia public school students. Dr. Fixman has played a critical role in GEAR UP, the nation's premier early college awareness and readiness program and CORE Scholars, a place-based scholarship program serving students in Philadelphia--two programs that I am proud to have launched, nationally and locally. Dr. Fixman has a distinguished academic record in addition to her achievements in the field of education. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in German literature from Brown University and a B.A. in Russian literature from Indiana University (Bloomington). I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge Carol Fixman's dedication and perseverance toward improving the quality of public education in the Philadelphia region so that underserved youth are prepared for college and careers and thank her for making Philadelphia a better place. As she retires from the Philadelphia Education Fund, she will surely be missed by all. I urge this body to recognize her contributions and continue to support her work. ____________________