• Press Releases 2018

    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.

  • May 2018

    Krysta Snodgrass

    Community College of Allegheny County North Campus student Krysta Snodgrass has been named Young Adult Honoree for the 2018 Arthritis Foundation's Pittsburgh Walk to Cure Arthritis. Teams and individuals raise funds leading up to the event, then come together for a non-competitive 5K walk.

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    The Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, the national mathematics honor society for high schools and two-year colleges, has been named the winner of the honor society's Pi Day contest-beating out high schools and community colleges from across the nation. Mu Alpha Theta is dedicated to inspiring a keen interest in mathematics, developing strong scholarship in the subject and promoting the enjoyment of mathematics in students.

    A team from the Community College of Allegheny County will participate in the National Robotics League competition on May 18 and 19 at California University of Pennsylvania. The team, which is comprised of six students in the college's Mechatronics Technology program at CCAC's West Hills Center, will compete against college and high school teams from across the nation.

    PTK Allegheny PTK chapter

    Alpha Mu Theta, the Allegheny Campus chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at the Community College of Allegheny County, returned from the international "Catalyst" convention last month in Kansas City with an armload of well-deserved awards.

    April 2018

    The Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus and West Hills Center will offer a wide variety of five-day summer camps to help ensure an active, fun and enriching summer for the area's youth. The camps will begin July 9 and are open to students who have completed first through 12th grades. Sessions are held from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., except for SAT Prep, which runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    The public is invited to the opening of C.O.M.P.A.S.S.-collaboration of music | portfolio | arts | student showcase-on Thursday, April 19, in the historic West Hall Cultural and Fine Arts Center on CCAC's Allegheny Campus.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will celebrate the opening of the Allegheny Campus, North Campus and Homewood-Brushton Center food pantries with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Allegheny Campus on Monday, April 23, at 10:00 a.m. in the Physical Education Building. The pantries are made possible through a partnership with East End Cooperative Ministry (EECM).

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host College Kickstart Day at all eight of its locations on Wednesday, April 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. CCAC is offering two additional open houses scheduled for Saturday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, July 18, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. These free open house events are open to all prospective students, their family members and friends.

    Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) Chairman Gladys M. Brown today joined with leaders from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), along with utilities from across the region, to highlight the importance and impact of educating the next generation of utility workers.

    The Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus will kick off the spring with a festive Medieval Fair on Wednesday, April 11, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The fair, which is open to the college community and the general public, will feature a wide variety of educational displays, entertainment and hands-on activities, including medieval period games, arts and crafts, music and dance, jousting and fencing demonstrations, a spinning wheel demonstration, a replica catapult-and much more.

    March 2018

    Allegheny Campus will host "PA/GA (Pennsylvania General Assembly) to CCAC-a chat with your Pennsylvania Representative" on Friday, April 13, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. State representatives Anita Astorino Kulik (D), of the 45th district, and Harold A. English (R), of the 30th district, will converse with students about a variety of topics. The event will take place in the lobby of the Foerster Student Services Center Auditorium.

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    Shailja Patel, a student at Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus, has been named a 2018 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship. Patel earned an Associate of Science in Math and Science at CCAC in 2017, and she will graduate in May with an associate degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences, as well as a CCAC Honors degree. She resides on Pittsburgh's North Side.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host casting calls in April for paid background work on “Mindhunter” season two, the popular Netflix series by David Fincher. The series will be shot in the Pittsburgh area throughout the summer and fall. Individuals from all age groups are encouraged to attend.

    The Community College of Allegheny County and Sharon Regional Medical Center are partnering to offer a new satellite program for AEMTs (advanced emergency medical technicians) to become paramedics at the Sharon, Pa. facility. The AEMT to Paramedic program will provide certified AEMTs with the knowledge and skills necessary to be eligible to obtain National Registry certification as paramedics. The partnership will meet the urgent need for paramedic level education to develop emergency medical services (EMS) professionals to care for communities and patients in the northwest region of Pennsylvania.

    North Campus Bowling Team

    PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County North Campus Women's Bowling team took first place in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX Division III Women's Championship, which was held on February 23 at Princess Lanes Bowling Center in Whitehall, Pa.

    Alpha Mu Theta, the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society chapter of Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus, has won first place in the Chapter Video category of a competition sponsored by PTK, the international honor society of two-year colleges.

    The Community College of Allegheny County recently brought home state awards for excellence in student journalism. The Voice student newspaper of CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center is the recipient of multiple 2018 Student Keystone Press Awards (Division III), including three first-place awards. The newspaper is entirely student led and staffed by student volunteers, overseen by an administrative club leader.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will host job fairs beginning March 7 and continuing through April 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. Attendees should dress professionally and bring copies of their resume.

    A women's health careers fair will be held at CCAC Boyce Campus on Thursday, March 22, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Student Union on the fifth floor. The event will feature more than 20 health care specialty program booths and providers. Attendees can also view health care demonstrations and participate in screenings, giveaways and prizes.

    A panel discussion by women leaders in STEM fields will be held at CCAC South Campus on Wednesday, March 14, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the South Campus Theatre. The panelists, who are leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, will provide insight into their career paths, professional and personal development, work/life balance and gender equity in the workplace.

    In recognition of Women's History Month, a Women in Leadership panel discussion will be held at CCAC Allegheny Campus on Tuesday, March 13, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Foerster Student Services Center auditorium lobby. The panelists, which include three CCAC faculty members and two CCAC students from diverse backgrounds, will discuss their unique experiences and share insights in the area of leadership.

    Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus will host a Part 107 Test Preparation Workshop on Saturday, April 7, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in West Hall, room 142.

    Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus will host a presentation by Darieth Chisolm titled "The Courage to Find and Own Your Voice: Surviving Cybersexual Assault" on Tuesday, March 13, in Room 3002 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

    A panel discussion by women leaders in business and technology will be held at CCAC North Campus on Tuesday, March 6, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in North Campus Room 3002. The panelists will discuss what women working in the field should know-specifically, how to manage obstacles with positivity and creativity, how the field is expected to evolve and how to prepare for those changes.

    February 2018

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    A group of CCAC Biology students undertook the journey of a lifetime in January when they spent nine days exploring the Galapagos Islands, a volcanic archipelago about 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador. In one of the world's foremost destinations for wildlife-viewing, 11 students and two faculty members studied animals not found anywhere else in the world. They also retraced some of the steps of Charles Darwin, whose observation of the islands' species in 1835 inspired his theory of evolution.

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    Community College of Allegheny County's Men of Merit Initiative will hold its semi-annual summit on Tuesday, February 27, in the Foerster Student Services Center auditorium on Allegheny Campus. A 10:00 a.m. session will be geared toward high school students and invited guests, and a 2:00 p.m. session will be held for the CCAC community. The summit will feature a talk by Keith Reed, an award-winning journalist, commentator, lecturer and advocate for diversity in media.

    Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To help prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Community College of Allegheny County is proudly participating in American Heart Month by hosting “CCAC Loves Your Heart!” at The Mall at Robinson on Saturday, February 24. Activities will run from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Grand Court near Starbucks.

    Missed the spring start dates? Want to get a jump on fall 2018? Register now for second-half courses at CCAC.

    Community College of Allegheny County honors students got to travel the world last month on a trip to India.

    CCAC Honors group at Taj Mahal

    A group of 15 CCAC Honors students embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when they journeyed to India last month for an 11-day international study tour. It was the second time the CCAC Honors program has traveled to India; the first trip took place in January 2016.

    The Community College of Allegheny County will launch One College, One Community Reads! on Tuesday, March 6, at 6:00 p.m. at the CCAC South Campus Auditorium. The public is invited to attend the kickoff of this literary initiative, which is designed to promote reading and open dialogue within the college and the wider community.

    The Community College of Allegheny County and the Northgate School District are partnering to offer high school students an opportunity to earn a 30-credit General Education Certificate through the College in High School (CIHS) program, with classes taught onsite at Northgate High School. For an additional cost, students will have the chance to earn a 60-credit associate degree should they wish to pursue more advanced courses.

    January 2018

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    Charlene Newkirk, president of the Community College of Allegheny County's South Campus and Washington County Center, has been appointed to the Jefferson Hospital Board of Directors. The board is made up of volunteers who represent a broad cross-section of the communities and constituents served by the hospital.

    The Community College of Allegheny County's North Campus will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, January 25, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to celebrate the launch of the college's first-ever Innovation Lab. County Executive Rich Fitzgerald will be among those in attendance to officially open the Innovation Lab, which will connect industry representatives with faculty and students in project-based and interdisciplinary learning opportunities.