By Special Contributor Larry Kane

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – This month has been set aside to study and learn from black history. And two contributors from the area are making their own mark.

Joanne Epps has been Dean of the Temple Law School for over five years. The graduate of Cheltenham High is one of the most honored educators in America, but she prefers to concentrate on the school not herself.

“For the most part we have always enjoyed a great deal of success in what we do. I think it’s in large part because we have a good sense of who we are and we don’t try to become an institution that’s different from our core. And so it really is a case that we have been really blessed especially in this region.”

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For Aubrey Fenton, a pastor from Burlington County, black history month means a time to reflect on the non-profit construction project that he has supervised; one that has changed many lives.

“Right around 2009 we started the development of Living Springs which is 100 apartments for low income seniors. Right after that we did something called Living Springs Manor which was 20 apartments for disabled veterans and for the developmentally disabled. We did it all in about three years and we’re almost fully leased up.”

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