Helping Kids and Families Smile at CHOP

To our WHC Students, Colleagues and Trustees:

Please join me in congratulating Lauren Kondas, one of our Pastry Arts majors who are about to earn her Baccalaureate degree.

Lauren approached our Student Life team with an idea; create “get well” cards for the patients of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). The college hosted Lauren’s event on March 1, 2021. Everyone was thrilled at the care, creativity, and expressions of support from our students.

This event had a special place in Lauren’s heart. Her good friend is a patient of CHOP. Lauren notes that they took great care of him back then, and continues to care for him now.

CHOP is a special place. It is world-renowned for its advancements in pediatric medicine. Philadelphia and the whole country have reasons to be proud of CHOP. Walnut Hill College students and staff are proud of CHOP as a special neighbor. We are certain that the cards will bring smiles to the young people being cared-for at CHOP.

In recognition of Lauren’s thoughtful project, I am sending her a “President’s Commendation”. Along with her Baccalaureate degree and other experiences and achievements, it will enhance her professional portfolio.

As a student and a caring citizen Lauren sets a great example for us all!

With best wishes to Lauren and her friend!


Danny Liberatoscioli


Walnut Hill College

Philadelphia, PA, USA