• Press Releases Archives

    The CCAC Public Relations office, a part of Institutional Advancement, provides up-to-date information and news reports about the college and serves as a liaison between the college and the media.

    To that end, we maintain an archive of recent press releases. You can read press releases from the current year by clicking the links below, or click the links to the left to view press releases from past years. You can also access media coverage of the college by viewing CCAC in the News.

  • CCAC Press Release Archives

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    CCAC maintains an archive of recent press releases. Click the links to the left to view press releases from past years. You can access current media coverage of the college by viewing CCAC in the News.
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  • Picnic Presented at South Campus

    Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre presents the Pulitzer award-winning play, Picnic, at 8:00 p.m. November 7 through November 9 and November 14 through November 16.

    CCAC Golf Regionals

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus Golf Team placed second at the 2013 NJCAA Region XX Golf Championship, which they hosted May 3-5 at Pittsburgh National Golf Club.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County has been selected to receive two 2014 Accolade Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District II Accolades Committee.

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    PITTSBURGH—At today’s special meeting of the Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees, the board unanimously appointed Quintin B. Bullock, DDS, president of Schenectady County Community College in New York, as the college’s ninth president.

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    Thursday, November 21, 2013 Once again, CCAC ranks among the top five largest institutions of higher learning in the region.

    Wednesday, October 3, 2013 In this profile, CCAC dean Richard L. Allison shares his journey of how a family tragedy inspired a career in education.

    Jobs are available for those with skills in accounting, business management and e-commerce. Get prepared for a new career in the business sector with one of CCAC’s associate’s degree or certificate programs.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County will kick off a month-long series of outreach events designed to promote literacy, reading and community engagement with a free public event, The Big Read in Pittsburgh, held Monday, March 3 at 6:00 p.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum. The event will follow recognition of the initiative from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.

    PITTSBURGH—For the fourth consecutive year, the Community College of Allegheny County has been awarded a $15,000 grant to foster appreciation of classic works of literature. The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Artsin partnership with Arts Midwest, provides communities nationwide with the opportunity to read, discuss and celebrate one of 36 selections from US and world literature.

    The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $109.6 million budget that addresses a projected budget shortfall though a combination of cuts to expenses and a modest tuition increase.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host the sixteenth annual College Success 101 conference Tuesday, May 13, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium of the Foerster Student Service Center located on CCAC Allegheny Campus on the North Shore. This free conference is open to high school students enrolled in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and other area high schools who wish to learn more about the college search process, admissions criteria, financial aid and scholarship opportunities as well as other aspects pertaining to college selection and enrollment.

    The Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus Student Nurses Association of Pennsylvania (SNAP) Club will host their second annual Picnic with Healthcare Options, Saturday, June 7 from 12:00 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Cedar Park located on Pittsburgh’s North Side, adjacent to Allegheny General Hospital’s ER department.

    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus is hosting free information sessions designed to provide prospective students information regarding CCAC’s academic programs, transfer opportunities, financial aid options and admissions procedures.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will celebrate its 2014 commencement with ceremonies beginning at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 15 at the Peterson Events Center located on the upper campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

    Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus student Rebecca Stevens has been honored with a 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award. Bestowed by Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university presidents, the award this year recognizes 197 college student leaders nationwide who have worked to find solutions to challenges facing their communities.

    Charlene Newkirk, JD, campus president at the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus and Washington County Center, and Mary Frances Archey, EdD, vice president, Student Success and Completion at CCAC, have been selected as delegates to the College Board, the highly respected organization dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education.

    The Community College of Allegheny County, together with the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh Center for Race and Gender Equity, will host the annual Stand Against Racism Rally this Friday, April 25 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Foerster Student Service Center auditorium located on the CCAC Allegheny Campus on the North Shore.

    The Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus Dance Club in collaboration with the CCAC Allegheny Campus chapter of Nu Delta Alpha will host the 4th Annual Gospel Liturgical Dance Festival Saturday, April 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Foerster Student Service Center located on CCAC Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh (North Shore near Heinz Field).

    The Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation was presented with a check in the amount of $181,778 from Prism Health Services at the company’s final meeting of its Board of Directors held at the Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin on April 2. The gift will be used to endow three scholarship funds designed to support students in CCAC’s Nursing, EMT and Paramedic programs. This donation follows an earlier gift of medical training equipment from the community ambulance service which ceased operations in 2011.

    As part of its series of free information sessions on a variety of college-related programs and topics, the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus is hosting an interactive engineering information session Tuesday, April 22, at 6:00 p.m. in Room D206. The session will offer live demonstrations in additive 3-D printing, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. Individuals will have the opportunity to tour facilities, meet CCAC faculty and staff and learn about the college’s engineering programs and the enrollment process.

    The Community College of Allegheny County Fire Science Administration associate degree program has earned Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Recognition certification from the U.S. Fire Administration—currently the only associate degree program in Pennsylvania to receive this distinction. In order to earn the certification, a program must meet the minimum standards of excellence as established by FESHE and the National Fire Academy.

    Community College of Allegheny County Professor Ralph Proctor, PhD has just released his latest book, Voices from the Firing Line: A Personal Account of the Pittsburgh Civil Rights Movement. Written as a personal narrative with contributions from John Brewer Jr. and Teenie Harris, the book covers the people, the targets, the demonstrations and the methodology of those in the movement as well as the results achieved.

    Community College of Allegheny County student Shawn Hinnebusch has been named a 2014 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar.

    The Community College of Allegheny County, in conjunction with Healthyworks of Pennsylvania and the Central Blood Bank, is hosting a community Health Fair & Blood Drive Tuesday, April 1 at its North Campus location in McCandless.

    The Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation will honor three outstanding individuals and one outstanding community organization at the 2014 “Legends in Leadership” awards banquet Thursday, April 24. Members of the press are cordially invited.

    At an event appropriately titled “Tea with Ms. Elsie Henderson” held at the Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus on March 8 and given in cooperation with the Dr. Edna B. McKenzie Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, famed cookbook author Elsie Henderson was presented with a scholarship named in her honor.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is presenting a free informational session on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m. at the Iceoplex at Southpointe in Canonsburg for potential students and their families interested in learning more about the college’s Washington County Center, its programs and the services CCAC offers to support individuals with physical or cognitive disabilities.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Intercollegiate Ice Hockey Team will travel to Ohio to compete in the Collegiate Ice Hockey Association’s Founders Cup National Championship Tournament March 13–15 in Newark.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, on the CCAC North Campus Atrium stage, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.

    Community College of Allegheny County North Campus is hosting a free information session Monday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. for all junior and high school students interested in college athletics.

    Community College of Allegheny County is hosting Passport to Success, an enrollment workshop series designed to help potential students get information about CCAC, the enrollment process and all aspects of college life.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will present “Obligation vs. the Affordability of Public Pensions—Understanding the Challenges,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. Featured speakers include Brian K. Jensen, PhD, senior vice president, Allegheny Conference on Community Development and executive director, Pennsylvania Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh and Michael J. Crossey, president, Pennsylvania State Education Association.

    The Community College of Allegheny County Allegheny Campus men’s basketball team is the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference champion after the team beat Penn Highlands 94–81 on February 16.

    Four members of the Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Intercollegiate Ice Hockey Team have been selected to try out for the American Collegiate Hockey Association Division 3 Select Team on March 28–30 in Westchester, Pa.

    In an effort to address the critical need for bone marrow donors, the Community College of Allegheny County is partnering with Pittsburgh area chapters of historically Black Greek letter organizations and the National Marrow Donor Program’s “Be the Match” initiative to identify potential bone marrow donors in the region.

    Beginning this month and running through June, the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus is hosting a series of free information sessions designed to highlight specific programs and answer questions regarding enrollment. Individuals will have the opportunity to tour facilities, meet faculty and staff and learn more about program offerings.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Intercollegiate Ice Hockey Team presented a check in the amount of $3,039.80 to Charlie Batch and Latasha Wilson-Batch from The Best of the Batch Foundation on Wednesday, February 5, at 1:00 p.m. in the Atrium at CCAC North Campus in McCandless. CCAC North Campus administrators including Interim President Mary Lou Kennedy along with Athletic Director Chuck Bell, Athletic Secretary Denise Miller and students Paul McDonald Jr., Leah Craig, Nick Kaiser, Stephanie Baker and Jeff Gillenberger made the presentation.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, February 17, 2014, on the CCAC North Campus Atrium stage, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is one of 10 community colleges nationwide—and the only one from Pennsylvania—selected to participate in Phase Two of the Developing a Community College Student Roadmap Project, part of the Liberal Education and America’s Promise developed by the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U).

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is partnering with the Greater Pittsburgh Automotive Dealers Association to present a “Day at the Pittsburgh Auto Show” February 15 at the 2013 Pittsburgh International Auto Show at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The event is designed to showcase CCAC’s Automotive Technology program and career opportunities in the industry.

    Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne D. Fontana will sponsor a free Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) Financial Aid Education Day at CCAC–Allegheny Campus from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 26. A representative of PHEAA will explain to students and their families what financial aid opportunities are available and which resources can assist in obtaining them.

    Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus Job Placement & Career Services will host a Spring Job Fair on Thursday, March 21, from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in Building B on the 4th Floor Commons. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be available to answer questions and discuss current job opportunities, including full-time, part-time and summer job openings and internships.

    Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus Job Placement & Career Services will host a Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, March 6, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the campus Atrium. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be available to answer questions and discuss current job opportunities, including full-time, part-time and summer job openings.

    Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Boyce Campus Job Placement & Career Services will host a series of job fairs throughout the months of February, March and April.. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be available to answer questions and discuss current job opportunities, including full-time, part-time and summer job openings. Individuals attending this event should dress professionally and bring a copy of their resumes.

    Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Allegheny Campus Job Placement & Career Services will host a Spring Job Fair on Wednesday, March 20, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Foerster Student Services Center. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be available to answer questions and discuss current job opportunities, including full-time, part-time and summer job openings.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus Intercollegiate Ice Hockey team will present a $3,500 check to representatives from the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society Tuesday, February 5, at 2:00 p.m. in the CCAC–North Campus Atrium. Representatives from CCAC–North Campus will make the presentation including Interim Campus President Donna Imhoff, PhD; Athletic Director Chuck Bell; Student Government President Eric Poplowski; and other CCAC students.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will kick-off a month-long series of outreach events designed to promote literacy, reading and community engagement with a free community event, The Big Read in Pittsburgh, held Thursday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture. The event will follow recognition of the initiative from Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus, in conjunction with the Office of Institution Diversity & Inclusion, will hold events throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. Two of the events, “Please Keep Your Seat: A Conversation with Rosa Parks” and “Leadership from all Perspectives” are free and open to the public.

    During yesterday’s regular meeting of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees, the board honored William R. Robinson with the designation Trustee Emeritus, approved a resolution recognizing former trustee Elayne Arrington, PhD, and introduced new board member, Rex L. Crawley, PhD.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus Intercollegiate Ice Hockey team presented a $3,500 check to representatives from the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society Tuesday, February 5, in the CCAC–North Campus Atrium in McCandless, Pa. CCAC–North Campus Dean of Administration Michael Stefanchik; Athletic Director Chuck Bell; Head Coach Marty Palma and several students made the presentation on behalf of the team.

    At yesterday’s regular meeting of Pittsburgh City Council, Donna Imhoff, PhD, campus president, Allegheny Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center and interim campus president, North Campus and West Hills Center at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), was presented with a resolution honoring her for her achievements in the field of education and for her work on behalf of CCAC. Sponsored by Councilwoman Theresa Kail-Smith, Resolution #75 formally declared Tuesday, February 12, 2013 “Donna Imhoff Day” in the City of Pittsburgh.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, on the CCAC–North Campus Atrium stage, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.

    Beginning March 11, the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host a series of events to showcase the benefits of earning community college credentials. Commit to Complete is part of the Community College Completion Challenge, a national multi-organizational initiative of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC); Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT); Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE); League for Innovation in the Community College; and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) designed to increase national community college graduation rates.

    In celebration of Women’s History Month, Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Student Life and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Beaver Valley chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), are hosting an event Wednesday, March 20, at CCAC–West Hills Center. Terry O’Neill, national president of NOW, will be the featured speaker.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) and the Mary Miller Dance Company are partnering to provide a series of free dance therapy classes to residents at each of the four Kane Regional Centers. Funding for the program is being provided by the Edith L. Tree Charitable Trust.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will present “Increased Demands, Decreased Revenue—The Crisis of the Public Sector,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 5. Featured speakers include Stuart G. Hoffman, senior vice president & chief economist, The PNC Financial Services Group and Lawrence Mishel, PhD, president, Economic Policy Institute.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) was among the recipients of the Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award for workplace volunteerism. The award was presented to CCAC and 10 other companies and institutions Wednesday, March 20, at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will celebrate the grand opening of the newly constructed K. Leroy Irvis Science Center Monday, March 25. Local dignitaries as well as family members of the late K. Leroy Irvis and members of the CCAC community will commemorate the occasion with a series of opening day festivities beginning at 11:00 a.m. with tours of the new facility.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus Theatre program presents the Ken Ludwig comedy “Lend Me a Tenor” at 8:00 p.m. April 4 to 6 and April 11 to 13 with a special matinee performance scheduled for 10:00 a.m., April 10.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Educational Foundation will honor four outstanding individuals at the 2013 “Legends in Leadership” awards banquet Thursday, April 18. Members of the press are cordially invited.

    Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus Job Placement & Career Services has rescheduled its Spring Job Fair for Thursday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in the campus Atrium.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)–South Campus is hosting a series of free community information sessions covering a range of interests. These include academic programs and career opportunities in engineering, technology and math; allied health and nursing; and social sciences and education. The final session will discuss veteran educational benefits.

    New for this fall, the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is offering a Paramedic program with both certificate and degree options. The program is unique to the region as CCAC is the only institution in Allegheny County offering a Paramedic Associate of Science degree program. The program is one of 25 credit Allied Health programs offered by the college.

    During yesterday’s regular meeting of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees, the board recognized alumnus Robert M. Mill as a trustee emeritus.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Allegheny Campus Dance Club in collaboration with the CCAC–Allegheny Campus chapter of Nu Delta Alpha will host the 3rd Annual Gospel Liturgical Dance Festival Saturday, April 20 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Foerster Student Service Center located on CCAC–Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh (North Shore near Heinz Field).

    Seven Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) students have been named to the 2013 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team, an honor bestowed on behalf of the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges and Phi Theta Kappa, the national two-year college honor society. The CCAC students share the honor with 38 other community college students from across the commonwealth.

    Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) student Terrell Grayson has been honored with a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow Award. Bestowed by Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university presidents, the award this year recognizes 181 college student leaders nationwide who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.

    Two Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) students have been named 2013 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), eight other colleges and universities and several community organizations are co-sponsors of College Success 101, a one-day conference designed to aid in preparing high school sophomores and juniors in Pittsburgh Public Schools and throughout the Pittsburgh region for the college admission process.

    The jersey celebrates the team’s fifth benefit game, which in December raised $3,500 for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. In the past five years, the team has raised in excess of $13,500 for local charities.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees today approved a $112.5 million operating budget for the 2013–2014 fiscal year, including a $4.25-per-credit tuition increase for Allegheny County residents.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will present “Cybersecurity—Implications for Workforce & Technology Development,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 28. The featured speaker will be Ernest McDuffie, PhD, lead, National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He will then join a panel discussion with Michael R. Dunleavy, business manager/financial secretary, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 5 and Jinx P. Walton, chief information officer, University of Pittsburgh. The Honorable David J. Hickton, US district attorney, Western District of Pennsylvania, will serve as moderator.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will celebrate its 2013 commencement ceremony at 7:00 this evening in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. More than 5,000 students, family members, faculty, staff and other guests are expected to attend to recognize the graduates who will participate in the ceremony.

    Alex Johnson, president of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), has been appointed president of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) in Cleveland, Ohio, Tri-C officials announced yesterday. He will begin his duties there July 1.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is among 82 colleges and universities nationally to receive a 2013 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). The award recognizes institutions for overall performance and improvement in educational fundraising programs.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will present the fifth annual Vanguard Diversity Awards in a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. June 6 in the Foerster Student Service Center on CCAC–Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, North Shore.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus Theatre Company, Food for Groundlings, presents Shakespeare’s classic revenge play Julius Caesar at 8:00 p.m. June 6 through June 8, and June 14 and 15. The company is presenting its inaugural production to the public free of charge.

    n an attempt to win $10,000 for the CCAC Educational Foundation, the Community College of Allegheny County is urging all of its Facebook friends to like, comment and share CCAC posts. Sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times, the Social Madness! contest is designed to reward the organization with the most social engagement on Facebook. The contest begins today and runs through August 19.

    Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)–North Campus Golf Team member Eric Poplowski was named to the 2013 NJCAA Division II PING All-American Team as an Honorable Mention. Only the top 15 players in the nation are given this honor, which is awarded annually by the Golf Coaches Association of America. Poplowski was also selected to the PING All-Region East Team.

    For the third consecutive year, the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has been awarded a $15,000 grant to foster appreciation of classic works of literature. The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts(NEA) in partnership with Arts Midwest, provides communities nationwide with the opportunity to read, discuss and celebrate one of 30 selections from US and world literature. CCAC is one of 77 organizations nationwide—and one of only three in Pennsylvania—to receive the grant this year.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees has selected Michael T. Murphy, EdD, as interim president of the college. Dr. Murphy, of University Park, FL, was interim president at CCAC during the previous presidential search in 2007 and 2008.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) graduates the second-highest number of registered nurses among the nation’s two-year institutions, according to a report by Community College Week. CCAC also awards the seventh-largest number of associate’s degrees in health careers.

    Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus Theatre presents the Tony award-winning musical Fiddler on the Roof at 8:00 p.m. August 1 through August 3, and August 9 and 10. Directed by J.R. Hall with music direction by Mark Domencic and choreography by Mindy Rossi-Stabler, the production also includes a 2:00 p.m. matinee performance on August 11.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Massage Therapy programs are among a limited number of programs in the region where graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a massage therapist in Pennsylvania. Completion of the program qualifies graduates to sit for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork; the National Examination for Therapeutic Massage; the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam; and/or the National Examination for State Licensing.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)–South Campus is hosting a free Admissions and Financial Workshop in Room G311 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 30. CCAC representatives will be on hand to address questions on a wide range of topics including the college’s admission process, types of programs offered at the college and financial aid options available to students.

    Allegheny County Council will recognize Richard L. Allison, dean of Academic Affairs and coordinating dean of Allied Health for the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Boyce Campus, with a proclamation in his honor at its regular meeting of council on August 20. This follows Allison’s receipt of the EMS Champion Award for “significant contributions to the health and safety of the residents and visitors to Allegheny County” at the 36th Annual Meeting of the Allegheny County Emergency Medical Services Council held June 13 at Heinz Field.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has been selected to receive the Pennsylvania Automobile Association’s (PAA) prestigious Ambassador Grant in recognition of CCAC’s success in working with area dealerships to recruit and train automotive technicians, as well as for the college’s promotion of automotive careers within area high schools and career and technology centers.

    Beginning this October, the Community College of Allegheny County will offer its Welding Certificate program in Washington County. Through a partnership with the Mon Valley Career & Technical Center, CCAC students will now be able to take classes for the 18-credit program at MVCTC’s facility located in Charleroi. Initially, CCAC will offer just one class at the center, but plans are underway to expand the number of available courses. Welding 101 is scheduled to start October 15 and will run Tuesday and Thursday evenings for eight weeks. CCAC also offers both the Welding Certificate and the Welding Associate of Science programs at its West Hills Center location.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will present “Wendell August Forge—A Crucible of Reinvention,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15. Featured speakers include Will Knecht, president, Wendell August Forge; Chris Keck, master craftsman, Wendell August Forge and representative, USW; and Dave Soltesz, president, Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation.

    The Community College of Allegheny County, in coordination with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, is hosting a naturalization ceremony for candidates for U.S. citizenship at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 17, in the Auditorium of the Foerster Student Service Center located on CCAC Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh (North Shore). The ceremony promises to have added significance for the candidates as the date coincides with Constitution Day and Citizenship Day. More than 18,000 people will become U.S. citizens during approximately 180 naturalization ceremonies taking place across the country from September 16 to September 23.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs throughout October at its four campuses in Allegheny County. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information. All of the job fairs are open to CCAC students and alumni as well as the general public.

    Two Community College of Allegheny County students finished first and second place in the 2013 American Welding Society’s Weld-Off competition hosted by the Boilermakers Local Union 154. Benjamin Richey of Greentree and Adam Festa of Cheswick took the top honors, respectively, in the regional competition which every year sees the four best amateur students from schools in western Pennsylvania, West Virginia and eastern Ohio compete to earn prizes such as trophies, money, welding equipment and an opportunity to apprentice with the union. The awards will be presented at the AWS meeting on October 15.

    The Community College of Allegheny County was named to the 2014 Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, a global media outlet for military personnel transitioning into civilian life. This designation signifies that CCAC is among the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are ensuring the success of military service members, veterans and their spouses as students by creating a supportive on-campus environment.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host the 12th Annual Dr. Carolyn Grubbs Williams Leadership Development Institute and The Thomas Lakin Institute for Mentored Leadership beginning October 13.

    Graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) FireVEST scholarship program have been honored by Allegheny County Council for their achievements and service to the community. Allegheny County volunteer firefighters can join the program and receive full scholarships to CCAC by committing to serve with a volunteer fire department for the next five years.

    The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013, on the CCAC–North Campus Atrium stage, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus ice hockey team received baseline concussion tests on Saturday, September 21, through HEADS UP Pittsburgh—a partnership between CCAC, UPMC Sports Medicine and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation that provides neurocognitive baseline testing to youth athletes in western Pennsylvania.

    The Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center will host the fourth annual Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities Odyssey Day from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on October 11.

    During yesterday’s regular meeting of the Community College of Allegheny County board of trustees, the board welcomed former CCAC president John Mack Kingsmore, PhD, as president emeritus, a title conferred upon Kingsmore at the March 7 board meeting.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is one of just four schools across the nation to be selected to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education as part of its Training for RealTime Writers grant. CCAC’s three-year, $266,175 award will enable the college to enhance its Court Reporting program.

    The Community College of Allegheny County has partnered with the Coalition Against Violence and the Black Political Empowerment Project to host the launch and distribution of CAV’s new anti-violence manual, “Strategies for Change: Building More Peaceful Communities.”

    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus is holding an information session Thursday, October 24, at 6:00 p.m. in Room G311 for student athletes interested in exploring educational and sporting opportunities at CCAC. The session will address the needs of student athletes regarding eligibility, program structure and the benefits of becoming a CCAC athlete.

    The Community College of Allegheny County has been selected to receive the 2013 INSIGHT Into Diversity Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its continued commitment to expand and promote diversity and inclusion initiatives at the college and in the community. The HEED Award is the only national recognition given to colleges, universities and school systems that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion.

    Two Community College of Allegheny County students have been awarded scholarships from the Executive Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise program. Dillon Secilia and Joseph King were named as Executive Scholars within The Pittsburgh Promise’s BNY Mellon Scholars and Mylan Scholars programs, respectively.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 18, 2013, on the CCAC North Campus Atrium stage, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Intercollegiate Ice Hockey Team is hosting its sixth benefit hockey game at 7:15 p.m. Saturday, December 7, at the Mt. Lebanon Recreation Center. This year’s charity event will benefit The Best of the Batch Foundation and will feature CCAC taking on the Pittsburgh Celebrity Hockey Team whose players include KDKA Sports Anchor Jory Rand and WDVE Sportscaster Mike Prisuta.

    Community College of Allegheny County is hosting Passport to Success, an enrollment workshop series designed to help potential students get information about CCAC, the enrollment process and all aspects of college life.

    In an effort to showcase its educational programs and opportunities, the Community College of Allegheny County is hosting a free enrollment open house at all eight of its locations Saturday, July 12 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families. Information regarding CCAC’s academic programs, admissions and enrollment procedures, financial aid options, transfer and career opportunities and college services, sports, clubs and other activities will be provided.

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    Allegheny County high school and community college students, veterans, prison inmates and library patrons are separated by generations and experience, but Barbara Evans says Pittsburgh's Big Read has the potential to spark powerful responses among them as they read Tim O'Brien's Vietnam War classic, “The Things They Carried.”

    CCAC receives two 2014 Accolade Awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District II Accolades Committee for promotion of CCAC’s Math Café program as well as for best practices in communications for The Big Read in Pittsburgh.

    PITTSBURGH—Starting this fall, the Community College of Allegheny County will offer its Mechatronics Technology program in both associate degree and certificate options. Mechatronics is a relatively new engineering field that integrates mechanical and electronic components with hydraulics, pneumatics and computer controls in the manufacture of industrial products. In his visit to CCAC’s West Hills Center in April, President Barack Obama touted CCAC’s program, calling it a model for the nation.

    PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus student Shelley Spaw has been honored with an Allegheny County Emergency Medical Services Council EMS Champion Award for services performed during her field experience with the Canonsburg Ambulance Service. Spaw was presented with the award at the council’s 37th Annual Meeting held June 12 at the Pittsburgh Athletic Association in Oakland.

    PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County is assisting the Pittsburgh Police Department in their investigation concerning the unauthorized removal of chemicals and other supplies from a chemistry laboratory located in the K. Leroy Irvis Science Center. The unauthorized access occurred sometime between the evening hours of June 30 and the morning of July 1.

    PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a series of free information sessions regarding the college’s East-West project, a new initiative designed to enable individuals to attend CCAC’s West Hills Center to train for high-demand jobs, while providing free transportation, support services and coaching in a team environment.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host the Pennsylvania Diversity Council’s Women in Leadership Symposium Thursday, August 21, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. in the Auditorium of the Foerster Student Service Center located on CCAC Allegheny Campus, 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh (North Shore).

    PITTSBURGH—Philip Little, education and outreach specialist for the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, will present a workshop on “The Serious Impact of Social Media on our Lives” Wednesday, September 24, from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. in room 3002 at CCAC’s North Campus in McCandless, Pa.

    CCAC North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Monday, November 17, 2014, on the CCAC North Campus Atrium stage.

    The Physical Therapist Assistant program at CCAC Boyce Campus is collecting food items for the Help Give Thanks food drive until November 19. Partnering with the Churchill/Wilkins Rotary Club, they will be collecting meals for families in need at Thanksgiving. View the attached flyer for a list of desired food items. Contact Rebecca Stevens (rstevens@ccac.edu) for more information.

    CCAC scholarship applications for the fall 2018 semester are being accepted now through the Award Spring online application portal. The deadline to apply is Friday, August 24 by 4pm. Good luck!

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    The Community College of Allegheny County, in addition to Pennsylvania’s 13 other community colleges, is participating in College Credit Fast Track, the first statewide prior learning assessment (PLA) initiative in the country.

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    Pennsylvania's 14 community colleges on Monday unveiled a statewide effort to enable adult learners to transform life and work experiences into college credit, saving money and time spent working toward a degree.

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    In an effort to better serve the CCAC Veteran’s community, Veterans Services is now offering a live online chat for new and current students on the CCAC website between 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions about your benefits, classes or anything Vet related do not hesitate to use the new online function. It is quick and easy and you can save yourself a phone call or a trip to campus.

    In celebration of Black History Month, the Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committee is sponsoring a lecture on clergy participation during the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement. Presented by Dr. J. LaVon Kincaid Sr., a retired United Methodist pastor, the lecture will take place on February 23 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at South Campus Tiger's Lair, Room A309.

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    Respiratory Therapy, a profession that has it all: connect with patients and their families, opportunity to challenge your mind with high-tech patient care, variety on the job, lots of places to work, and a career ladder that can’t be beat! CCAC Respiratory Therapy Program has over a 40-year history of excellence in Respiratory Therapy Education. Program courses are available in both Day and Evening sessions. Application deadline for the Fall 2015 (Day) Program is April 15, 2015. Enrollment is limited. Call today! 412.237.4537 or 412.237.2704.

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    The CCAC Lady Tigers finished the year on a very positive note this year coming in 2nd place in the WPCC Tournament. They had a nice crowd on Friday night and they got to see the Lady Tigers come back from 4 points down to defeat the University of Pittsburgh-Titusville 61 – 57. On Saturday they ended up losing to Westmoreland CCC in the championship game but showed heart, desire and so much improvement throughout the year.

    In honor of Black History Month, the Community College of Allegheny County is hosting a free presentation entitled From Slavery to Freedom: The Underground Railroad in Pittsburgh, Wednesday, February 25, from 1:00 until 2:15 p.m. in Room 3002 at its North Campus location in McCandless.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will host an Open Stage Night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, March 16, 2015, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the CCAC North Campus Atrium stage, 8701 Perry Highway, McCandless.

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    With a new, state-of-the-art massage therapy lab, CCAC massage therapy programs prepare graduates to sit for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination to become a Pennsylvania licensed Massage Therapist. Apply today for the Fall 2015 semester!

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    The presidents of Community College of Allegheny County and Carlow University today finalized articulation agreements intended to smooth the transfer of students from the community college to Carlow.

    CCAC Boyce Campus students will have the opportunity to be part of an ‘over the moon’ learning experience by viewing moon rocks provided by CCAC Physics Professor Patrick Huth, a former contractor with NASA, during the week of March 23.

    The Community College of Allegheny County, in conjunction with Healthyworks of Pennsylvania and the Central Blood Bank, is hosting a community Health Fair & Blood Drive Tuesday, March 24 at its North Campus location in McCandless. The blood drive will be held in the campus Student Lounge and the health fair will be held in the campus Atrium between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

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    Choice, flexibility, expert instruction and exceptional value—CCAC has it all. Maybe that’s why one out of every three adult residents in Allegheny County choose CCAC, and why you should too.

    The Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation will honor four outstanding individuals and one outstanding community organization at the 2015 "Legends in Leadership" awards banquet Thursday, April 23.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will present “Building Pittsburgh: A Unique Labor & Management Partnership,” a labor and management discussion taking place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 22.

    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Diversity and Inclusion Committee will dedicate Diversity Day, Tuesday, April 7, to the local refugee community. The event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Campus Gym, Room G502. The college-wide Diversity Day will be observed independently at all four CCAC campuses.

    CCAC is proud to have hosted an event of the Global Passport Project, which pairs high school students with business executives to address real-world problems while providing an academically productive, socially responsible, problem-solving learning experience.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is sponsoring a Community Job Fair with the Community Empowerment Association and the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board on Saturday, April 25, from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The free event is open to the public, and CCAC students and alumni are encouraged to attend. The job fair will take place at the Community Empowerment Association, located across from CCAC’s Homewood-Brushton Center, at 7120 Kelly Street, Pittsburgh 15208.

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    Eight exceptional Community College of Allegheny County students were honored as members of the 21st Annual All-Pennsylvania Academic Team at an awards banquet on Monday, April 13 in Harrisburg. The awards, presented by the Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges, recognize community college students who have achieved excellence and demonstrated a commitment to their colleges and communities.

    Members of Alpha Mu Theta, a local chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at CCAC’s Allegheny Campus, are looking to get their hands dirty this weekend as they help to make local waterways cleaner for the bald eagles and other wildlife that live along the Monongahela River in Hays. The chapter is conducting a clean-up event for its Urban Raptor Project on Saturday, April 25, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. along Duck Hollow Trail.

    Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Women’s Bowling Team Member Rachael Brown finished ninth in the women’s singlesat the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association Bowling Championship held March 5–7 in Buffalo, NY.

    Students in the Massage Therapy program at CCAC’s Boyce Campus will have a hand, or two, in helping runners relax and rejuvenate following the DICK’S Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon on Sunday, May 3. Kevin Anderson, CCAC associate professor and coordinator of the Massage Therapy program, along with about 20 of his current and former students and several colleagues will provide free massages at Point State Park for runners who would like a massage following the 26-mile race.

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    Dwight Boddorf, director of Veterans Services at Community College of Allegheny County, has been appointed to two national advisory boards, which sought him out for his expertise in serving college students who are transitioning from military service.

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    Helenkay Smith, MS, RDN, LDN, has been awarded the 2015 Outstanding Dietetics Educator Award by the Nutrition and Dietetic Educators and Preceptors (NDEP) Area Six Regional Practice Group. Smith, an adjunct professor and coordinator for CCAC’s Dietetic Technician Program, received the award during the NDEP regional meeting held in April in State College, Pa.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will celebrate its 2015 commencement with ceremonies beginning at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, May 14 at the Petersen Events Center located on the upper campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland. A gathering of approximately 3,000 students, family members, faculty, staff and other guests are expected to attend to recognize the nearly 500 graduates who will participate in the ceremony. A total of 2,470 CCAC students are candidates for graduation.

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    Recent graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County Nursing program (South Campus), Deepak Acharya and Chandra Neupane are eager to begin their nursing careers in Pittsburgh.

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    Dr. Paul Gentile, former dean of Workforce Training & Development at CCAC North Campus, has completed his second book, “Salvatore and Maria, Finding Paradise.” The compelling story takes the reader along on young Salvatore Ciccone’s eventful journey to find the American dream.

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    The Penguins Foundation and UPMC Sports Medicine are further expanding their Heads UP Pittsburgh concussion awareness program to include additional locations, introduction of the Pediatric version and a free neck-strength kit to the first 1,000 participants in the new testing period beginning June 15. Community College of Allegheny County will once again serve as host to neurocognitive baseline testing at its Boyce, North, South and West Hills Center campuses.

    Attention students: Important changes to your financial aid awards beginning 15FA! Beginning with the 15FA semester, your financial aid award will include a Direct Student Loan. Visit the link below for information on accepting or declining a loan. https://www.ccac.edu/financial-aid-forms/. Scroll to: Instructions-Initial FA Award Notice.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre Company, Food for Groundlings, presents Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Hamlet at 7:30 p.m. June 17 through June 20 in the campus theatre.

    The Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees approved a $109.6 million budget that keeps both last year’s budget and the current rate of tuition intact but allows for an increase in the technology fee. Tuition for Allegheny County residents remains at $104.75 per credit or $1,571.25 per full-time semester (12 to 18 credits).

    The Community College of Allegheny County has become an approved school for plumbing backflow testing under the American Society of Sanitary Engineers (ASSE) International.

    Applying to the Nursing Program is a two-step process. Interested individuals must first apply to CCAC via the general application. Students will then be required to provide official transcripts to the college, take placement tests as required, meet with an academic advisor and then complete appropriate coursework.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is now providing in-state, in-county tuition rates to all current and former members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including reservists, their spouses and their children, regardless of where they live.

    Administrators from Community College of Allegheny County and Penn State University have signed an articulation agreement to facilitate the transfer of CCAC students into baccalaureate programs at six Penn State campuses, including Beaver, DuBois, Fayette, Greater Allegheny, New Kensington, and Shenango. The agreement is effective this fall. Leaders from Penn State and CCAC made the announcement at an event on Wednesday, July 15 at 9:00 a.m. at the Penn State Center Pittsburgh, Energy Innovation Center on Bedford Avenue in Pittsburgh.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a special open house designed for current and former members of the military, their spouses and children from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at all campuses and the West Hills Center.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a special open house designed for current and former members of the military, their spouses and children from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6 at all four campus locations: Allegheny Campus (North Shore), Boyce Campus (Monroeville), North Campus (McCandless), South Campus (West Mifflin) and West Hills Center (Oakdale).

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning October 7 and continuing through November 4 at its four campuses in Allegheny County. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information.

    In celebration of 50 years of providing quality, affordable and accessible education that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success, the Community College of Allegheny County will honor 50 Distinguished Alumni at its 50th Anniversary Gala on November 19, 2016.

    In remembrance of those lost on 9/11 and in honor of those who serve, Community College of Allegheny County is conducting a coat drive, dubbed “Notes and Coats,” to benefit homeless veterans and first responders in need.

    Community College of Allegheny County is joining today with community colleges around the country in launching the Heads Up campaign, a national grassroots movement designed to rally support for President Obama’s America’s College Promise proposal, which calls for making two years of a community college education free to responsible students.

    A hands-on workshop titled “It Can Wait! Don’t Text and Drive” will be presented at the Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus on Wednesday, September 23, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Atrium Stage and Pit area of the campus. The workshop is open to all CCAC students, staff and alumni.

    Community College of Allegheny County will host a youth town hall meeting titled “Youth Speak & We Listen!” on Thursday, October 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus, located on the North Shore. The meeting will take place on the second floor of the Student Services Center on Ridge Avenue.

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    Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center will host Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 2, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The college will join thousands of businesses and schools across North America for the annual event, held to celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is hosting enrollment open houses at all eight of its locations Saturday, November 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families.

    Missed the August start dates? Want to get a jump on spring 2016? Fall 2015 four- and eight-week courses can help you get ahead! First-time CCAC students should apply online at enrollcredit.ccac.edu. Current CCAC students should contact the South Campus Advisement office at 412.469.6238 or make an appointment using Appointment Central.

    Allegheny County Council will honor graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County FireVEST scholarship program during the council’s upcoming meeting.

    The Community College of Allegheny County has received a grant totaling $629,207 from the National Science Foundation for the Biotechnology, Bioremediation, Math and Science (BioMaS) Workforce Collaborative project. The award is in effect from October 1, 2015 to September 30, 2020.

    The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus will present an open stage night, hosted by Greg Joseph of The Clarks, on Monday, October 19, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the Atrium stage.

    The Community College of Allegheny County has received a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, Office of Family Assistance, totaling $13,125,596 to fund the Health Professions Opportunity: Pathway to Success in Healthcare program over six years.

    CCAC North Campus hosts a Fall Carnival October 23. All proceeds will go to fund a trip to India for Honor students who will participate in an international study tour in January 2016.

    South Campus Theatre students will perform The Three Musketeers, a family-oriented, classic tale of adventure, camaraderie, honor and heroism, at 7:00 p.m. on November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14.

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    CCAC’s Alpha Mu Theta chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society submitted the winning design for the first-ever Pennsylvania Community College Completion Challenge (PAC4) Week. The logo, designed by Ariana Nelson, Alpha Mu Theta’s officer of communications, is featured in promotional material and events across the state.

    This coming January 2016, ten CCAC Honors students are traveling to India for a ten-day service and learning project associated with an honors Political Science course. On October 30, each student must make a final payment of over $1000. To help these students afford this extraordinary opportunity, you can contribute to their cause via CCAC's Educational Foundation giving page and writing "Honors India Trip" when defining how your contribution will be spent. All contributions are tax-deductible. Thank you!

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    Heads up! We’re building a movement to make community college free for anyone willing to work for it. Visit any CCAC campus or center from 2:00pm to 7:00pm for a CCAC Open House and sign the #HeadsUpAmerica pledge.

    CCAC Executive Director of Government and External Affairs named one of 10 Pittsburgh recipients of the 2015 Most Powerful & Influential Women.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will present “The Elliott Company & United Steelworkers—Our Journey Together,” a labor and management discussion taking place from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 10. Featured speakers will include members of the Elliott Company’s current labor and management team.

    The Community College of Allegheny County’s West Hills Center will host a life-sized board game program called “Diversityland” on Tuesday, November 17, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the registration lobby

    On December 4, 2013, the Community College of Allegheny County Board of Trustees unanimously appointed Dr. Quintin B. Bullock as the college's ninth president. He began serving as CCAC president on March 5, 2014.

    Military personnel can be assigned to serve around the globe, but when veterans come to Pennsylvania, out-of-state tuition and fees in higher education can be a financial burden. That won’t be the case anymore, thanks to a new state law that took effect Wednesday. Pennsylvania was required by a new federal law — called the Veterans Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 — to provide such access to certain veterans, but the state version goes further than required.

    The signing of an articulation agreement between Penn State and the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) was met with great enthusiasm by administrators from both schools as well as local business leaders.

    In 2013, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on the expected influx of members of the military in classrooms under the GI Bill. Our guests experienced that transition first hand. Dwight Boddorf, Marine veteran and director of veterans services at the Community College of Allegheny County, joined fellow former Marine Theo Collins, executive producer of the documentary Project 22, in the studio to address how colleges and universities are accommodating veterans

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    Community College of Allegheny County Dean of Nursing Kathy Mayle, RN, MA, MNEd, MBA, was one of six local nursing school administrators honored by Allegheny County Council at its October 20th meeting.

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    The CCAC Boyce Campus created an Anesthesia Technician (ANE) program through a partnership with UPMC that will begin this spring semester on February 1, 2016.

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    Charline and Marcell Rowland selected as 2015 Angels in Adoption™ awardees for their outstanding advocacy of adoption and foster care issues.

    Honors Leadership students are hosting a Democratic Debate Party on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 8:30-11:00 pm. Become engaged in the political process: learn about the issues that matter to you, tweet your insights, register to vote, organize petitions and/or letter-writing campaigns. Pizza will be served.

    With community colleges in the national spotlight as never before, a lot of talk has focused on the excellent work that community colleges are doing to help students succeed, especially the inroads that community colleges are making among their most academically vulnerable students. Thanks to the efforts of hard-working, dedicated faculty and forward-thinking college leaders, test scores, grades, and completion rates are making slow but steady progress while achievement gaps are diminishing.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will hold a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting of the newly completed South Campus Way access road on Wednesday, November 11, at 9:30 a.m.

    Congressman Keith Rothfus invites you to attend the 2015 Women's Conference at the Community College of Allegheny County North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh PA 15237, Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. featuring distinguished keynote speaker, Senator Camera Bartolotta.

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    New Program Cyber Security starting Spring 2016 semester at the Braddock Hills Center.

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    CCAC student Adam Blank gives a presentation titled “Personal Empowerment” on the importance of believing in oneself and learning how to become confident in order to achieve success.

    CCAC North Campus to host 2015 Women’s Conference on Saturday, November 21 Conference presented by U.S. Representative Keith Rothfus with keynote by State Senator Camera Bartolotta

    Students and community members are invited to learn about how they can receive training in two years or less toward high-paying and highly rewarding careers at the Community College of Allegheny County.

    The CCAC Women’s Council will host the 10th annual “Deck Your Halls” holiday celebration and fundraiser on Thursday, December 3, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Byers Hall (first floor) on Allegheny Campus. The festive event is open to the public and will include food and refreshments. Admission is $5.

    A group of 10 CCAC Honors students will embark on an international study tour in India from January 5-16. During the tour, they will attend lectures at universities, meet with government officials, perform community service at schools, volunteer at an organization that promotes women's economic independence, visit cultural and historical sites, and more.

    Community College of Allegheny County student Angelica Advent has been awarded a scholarship from the Executive Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise program. Advent was named an Executive Scholar within the Highmark Scholars program.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning February 23 and continuing through April 20 at its four campuses in Allegheny County, as well as CCAC Washington County Center. Representatives from many of the region’s employers will be on hand to discuss different job opportunities, answer questions and provide information.

    The Community College of Allegheny County and Indiana University of Pennsylvania have entered into a collaborative agreement that offers students the opportunity to earn an associate degree in Teacher Education: Middle Level and Secondary from CCAC and a bachelor’s degree in Middle-Level Education (Mathematics/Science Specialization) from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The presidents of CCAC and IUP will finalize the agreement with a signing ceremony on January 27 at 1:00 p.m. in Foerster Student Services Center (SSC) Auditorium on Allegheny Campus.

    The Community College of Allegheny County has received a $25,000 grant from the Jefferson Regional Foundation to support the Campus Cupboard South Food Pantry, which serves CCAC South students and families who are experiencing food insecurity.

    Community College of Allegheny County North Campus student athletes will assist the Woodlands Foundation with a runway show for foundation program participants on Saturday, January 30, at 5:00 p.m. at the Woodlands Foundation Activities Center.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is holding a variety of events and activities at all four campuses and two centers in recognition of Black History Month. All the events are free and open to the public.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration with a reception at the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) on February 4, at 4:00 p.m. Proclamations marking the college’s golden anniversary will be issued by Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto. A 1960’s retro event held at the Allegheny Campus gymnasium on February 5, beginning at 1:00 p.m. is a student driven.

    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus is enrolling students for spring 2016 compressed courses in a range of programs. Contact the South Campus Advisement office at 412.469.6238 or make an appointment using ccac.edu/appointment-central

    CCAC Court Reporting students have once again volunteered to write the trials at the Academy of Trial Lawyers 53rd Annual Mock Trial Competition, held February 17th to 19th in Pittsburgh.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County’s (CCAC) South Campus held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony for the Campus Cupboard South Food Pantry. The celebration included remarks by CCAC President Dr. Quintin Bullock, CCAC South Campus President Charlene Newkirk, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank President and CEO Lisa Scales and Jefferson Regional Foundation Executive Director Mary Phan-Gruber. A distribution of food to students took place following the event.

    All CCAC campuses and West Hills Center are offering compressed courses in a range of programs for Spring 2016. Enroll now.

    Community College of Allegheny County North Campus bowlers are on a roll. Earlier this month, Bruno Staniszewski bowled a 300-the first perfect score for the CCAC North Campus Bowling team. The Liberal Arts major achieved this rare feat at a Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) bowling match held at the Main Bowling Center in Greensburg, where the crowd erupted in cheers as he rolled his 12th strike in a row. Staniszewski, 18, of Shaler, previously bowled a perfect game recreationally but never before in a competition.

    In celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary, Community College of Allegheny County’s North Campus will host a unique event that will highlight the future of computer gaming on Saturday, March 12. The interactive event features acclaimed author, speaker and video game designer Jesse Schell of Schell Games, is free and open to the public.

    The Community College of Allegheny County announces its recipients of the 2016 National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards.

    The Community College of Allegheny County recently brought home national and state media awards for excellence in advertising and print journalism.

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    A new online digital design certificate is available for summer registration. The certificate can be completed over the summer with three classes in first session and three classes in second session.

    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus, in collaboration with Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP), is organizing a joint service-learning trip from March 31 to April 2 to Flint, Mich., to assist in recovery efforts for the Flint water crisis. In recognition of CCAC’s 50th anniversary, the CCAC South Campus Social Work Flint Water Initiative is seeking to raise $5,000 to purchase 5,000 gallons of drinking water, which will be donated to students, families, schools and organizations throughout the Flint community. The initiative has raised more than $1,000 to date through a GoFundMe account.

    The Community College of Allegheny County has been selected by Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service to host a PACC*VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) member for a post-secondary education project that will support efforts to eradicate poverty and provide service learning and employment opportunities for students.

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    Students enrolled in the Community College of Allegheny County Culinary Arts program at Allegheny Campus are putting their cooking skills to good use by participating in the fight against hunger and food insecurity.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County West Hills Center, in celebration of the college’s 50th anniversary, will hold a car cruise on Saturday, April 30, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The event is open to the general public. Individuals are welcome to show all types of vehicles, including antique, classic and vintage cars.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County will host enrollment open houses at all eight of its locations on Wednesday, April 20, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families.

    The first-place winners in the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association/Community College of Allegheny County Western Pennsylvania Automotive Competition are gearing up to compete in the National Automotive Technology Competition in New York City March 28–30.

    Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre students will perform Becoming Memories, a poignant look at the history of families across the generations, at 7:00 p.m. on April 13, 14, 15 and 16. Matinee performances of Acts I and II will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., respectively, on Friday, April 15.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is enrolling students for the fall 2016 semester for the final year of a $300,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration for behavioral health workforce education and training for professionals and paraprofessionals.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County will hold an adjunct faculty job fair on Thursday, April 21, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the atrium of its North Campus located in McCandless. Positions will be available at all campuses.

    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus will present the panel discussion “Social Justice: Past, Present & Future Implications” on Monday, April 25, at 12:00 p.m. in the Tiger’s Lair (A306).

    The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus and the wider community celebrated the official completion of the South Campus Energy Conservation Project on Monday, April 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the signing of the U.S. presidential leadership initiative, the Better Buildings Challenge.

    CCAC West Hills Center will host a life-sized board game program called “Diversityland Part II: Fear No People” on Tuesday, April 19, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the registration lobby. The free event, sponsored by the West Hills Center Student Life office and Student Activities Board, is open to all CCAC students and the public.

    Accelerated Professional Programs photo

    CCAC’s Accelerated Professional Programs provide the flexibility of online and hybrid learning in an accelerated format, giving students the opportunity to earn a certificate or degree faster.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will present “Exploring Solutions to Pittsburgh’s Growing Skills Gap—A Community Facilitated Forum,” a labor and management discussion taking place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4. Featured panelists will include Theresa Bryant, Jason Fincke, Dr. Linda B. Hippert, James T. Kunz Jr., Dr. Gretchen Mullin-Sawicki, Stefani Pashman, Tim Stevens and Dennis Yablonsky.

    The Community College of Allegheny County is now offering Accelerated Professional Programs that provide the flexibility of online and hybrid learning in an accelerated format, giving students the opportunity to earn a certificate or degree faster. All programs will be available beginning in the fall 2016 semester.

    The CCAC Financial Aid department has recently been implementing new software updates to improve student financial aid packages and notifications. During this process a system error caused some students’ financial aid packages to be removed. The college will be correcting these errors as soon as possible. We appreciate your patience while we correct the error. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the financial aid office at the campus or center you attend.

    CCAC South Campus Theatre will be holding open auditions for “Guys and Dolls” on May 22.

    GPADA-CCAC winners at National Automotive Competition

    Two high school students representing the Community College of Allegheny County and the Greater Pittsburgh Automobile Dealers Association finished 16th out of 30 teams from across the country at the National Automotive Technology Competition held recently in New York City. Stone Lewandowski and Logan Holmes, both of Central Westmoreland Career & Technology Center, won a spot in the national contest after finishing in first place at the GPADA/CCAC Western Pennsylvania Automotive Competition.

    May is Military Appreciation Month! Today, CCAC's ongoing commitment to its Military and Veteran students was recognized by a Proclamation from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. Read the full text here.

    CCAC Car Cruise Winner

    The CCAC Ultimate Car Cruise on Saturday, April 30 was a huge success! More than 100 cars and drivers came out to show off their rides. View photos from the event online by visiting CCAC's Flickr profile.

    The Community College of Allegheny County has received a $669,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry to develop the Micro-credentials: Opportunity through Stackable Achievements program. The award is part of a $6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation Fund for the development of micro-credentials in the state’s workforce development system.

    Director of CCAC Military and Veteran Services Dwight Boddorf with military student

    The Community College of Allegheny County has been recognized for its commitment to military and veteran students by a Proclamation from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.

    On Tuesday, April 26, The Community College of Allegheny County Public Safety Institute conducted one of the largest Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) classes ever held in the region at Montour High School. Follow the link below to view photos from the event.

    CCAC is pleased to announce that local radio personality and CCAC alumnus Jim Krenn will deliver this year’s commencement address during the college’s 50th anniversary year. Community College of Allegheny County’s Commencement Exercises will take place on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 p.m. in the Petersen Events Center in Oakland.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will celebrate Remake Learning Days by holding a variety of activities related to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) for students from areas schools at its four campuses on May 9.

    CCAC is pleased to announce it has received a grant in the amount of $4,722 from the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board to provide career exploration opportunities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) this spring for low-income youth living in the City of Pittsburgh or Allegheny County.

    Fences graphic

    CCAC South Campus Theatre, in collaboration with Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Company, will present the award-winning Fences by August Wilson at 7:30 p.m. on June 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25.

    Kathy Mayle Nursing Proclamation

    CCAC Dean of Nursing Kathy Mayle, MA, MBA, MNEd, BSN, RN, was among local nursing school administrators honored by Allegheny County Council at its May 10th meeting. Council issued an official proclamation declaring this week to be “nurses week” in celebration and recognition of nursing’s accomplishments.

    Open House June 2016 Postcard

    CCAC will host enrollment open houses at all eight of its locations on Saturday, June 11, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for prospective students and their families.

    CCAC Commencement 2016 crop

    Approximately 400 Community College of Allegheny County students are expected to participate in the 2016 Commencement exercises at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Petersen Events Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh in Oakland.

    CCAC is pleased to announce a partnership with the U.S. Energy Department’s Better Buildings Challenge, a leadership initiative aiming to create energy efficiency solutions and accelerate investments by companies, organizations and local government.

    Registration for First Summer classes beginning May 23 is being extended by one day due to yesterday’s network outage. Registration for classes that have already met may be accepted until Wednesday, May 25 with instructor permission. We appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility in response to our technical difficulties.

    Allegheny West Preservation Award Presentation 2016

    CCAC has received a 2016 Allegheny West Preservation Award for its renovation of West Hall, located in the 800 block of Ridge Avenue on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus.

    Theresa Osborne Ward and Patsy Williamson with Dalai Lama

    A chance meeting with a pro-democracy Chinese activist in the gift shop of an Indian hotel resulted in an invitation to meet the Dalai Lama and, ultimately, a new educational path and passion for CCAC graduate Theresa Osborne Ward.

    CCAC South Campus Theatre will hold auditions for the award-winning musical Guys and Dolls on Sunday, June 5, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

    John McCabe CCAC North Golf Tournament Champion

    CCAC North Campus student John McCabe helped his team to finish first at the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX Golf Tournament, held May 6–8 at Cumberland Country Club in Cumberland, Maryland.

    CCAC and Westminster presidents sign articulation agreements

    The Community College of Allegheny County and Westminster College have entered into a collaborative agreement to facilitate the transfer of CCAC students into seven baccalaureate programs at the private liberal arts college located in New Wilmington, Pa.