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Prof. Talks

Welcome to Prof Talks, an interdisciplinary, interactive interview series at MCCC featuring diverse professionals from various fields. This series aims to enrich MCCC students with the experiences of these individuals, giving our students new insights into academic journeys and career paths. This is a unique project led by Dr. Stephanie Nnadi and Amanda M. Leftwich, M.S.L.S. Contact Dr. Stephanie Nnadi ( or Amanda M. Leftwich ( for more information. 

Guest Talk Speakers

Dr. Chae E. Sweet is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Montgomery County Community College. She is an innovative, insightful leader who has championed the community college mission for over 20 years. Dr. Sweet is tenacious in her quest to improve and develop programs, courses, and learning opportunities for college students. She believes our thoughts shape our lives, and we become more flexible, creative thinkers through education. As a first-generation college student, Dr. Sweet is keenly aware of how impactful the right opportunity and requisite support can be to that tentative seeker of change who approaches the community college campus. Few places hold the transformational potential found on college campuses, and leading and enhancing this potential is an inspiring and welcome challenge that energizes and grounds her work. Dr. Sweet is a board member of Philadelphia Academies, and that has allowed her to support secondary school students who are still defining their life's path. Dr. Sweet received a B.A. in English from Rutgers University, an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from New School University, and an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from Grambling State University. A resident of Berks County, Chae and her partner love cycling along trails in P.A. and abroad, kayaking, and enjoying the cultural delights of the region.

Friday, September 22, 2023, at 12:30 pm

Dr. Cedonnie Curtis (she/her) is a Jamaican national who received her initial nursing education from the University Hospital of the West Indies School of Nursing (U.H.W.I.), Kingston, Jamaica. She is a Certified Critical Care Nurse who spent the last 17 years in critical care, emergency nursing, and nursing education. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Immaculata University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Wilmington University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from La Salle University. Dr. Cedonnie Curtis is particularly interested in studying Substance Use Disorder (SUD). She is pursuing a post-master certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at La Salle University. She is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Emergency Department at Temple University Hospital and Adjunct Clinical Nursing Faculty at Temple University.

Friday, October 27, 2023, at 12:30 pm | Zoom Link

Matthew "Matt" Porter is the Senior Producer and Technical Services Manager of Montgomery County Community College. Matt joined the college when dinosaurs roamed the parking lot. He has decades-long experience in video, audio, radio, and television. He received his associate's degree in Communications from Bucks County Community College.


Friday, November 11, 2023, at 12:30 pm | Zoom Link