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Guest view: Build workplace friendships on positivity

Recently, a co-worker was telling a story about a former mentor of hers who once said to her, “You know why I like you? Because you and I hate the same people.” We had an awkward chuckle over the shock and aggressiveness of that statement, but, it reminded me of Brene Brown’s concept of Common Enemy Intimacy.

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A Conversation With: Dr. Francis Achampong

Dr. Francis Achampong, 64, is chancellor at Penn State Mont Alto, where he also heads up the LaunchBox program. He started his career in education as a professor of business law at Howard University and later moved into administration. He joined Mont Alto in 2002 as its chief academic officer, and after a three-year stint as chancellor at Penn State Fayette, returned as the Franklin County campus’ chancellor in 2013.

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A tale of two towns

The boroughs of Camp Hill and New Cumberland have long stood as gateway communities to the West Shore and Cumberland County. Each has seen its local economies ebb and flow with the new realities and struggles of brick-and-mortar retail and restaurant spaces.

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