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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CELEBRATING THE WORK OF CAROL FIXMAN OF THE PHILADELPHIA EDUCATION FUND

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                           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.

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