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Return to Learning Lab Home Page Maintained by Past Recipients 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 FLORENCE FISHMAN There are many appropriate words to describe Florence Fishman, but none more accurate than the phrase "a person actively engaged in promoting human welfare." Florence's preparation for a career of helping others began when she reached young adulthood. She enrolled in Brooklyn College commuting every day from her home in New York City. After earning a Bachelor or Arts degree there, she went on to Columbia Teachers College to receive a master's degree in Early Childhood Education. Later she earned a second master's degree in Counseling and a third in Reading. It was at this time that Florence, her physician husband, and two sons arrived in Philadelphia; however, Mrs. Fishman's career at Community College did not begin until the year 1969. She was hired as a part-time teacher in the English department where she taught reading and study skills. She also held workshops for students in the nursing program. The workshops were an innovative idea and were held
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