The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
Title: Professor, Developmental Studies, Ethnic & Diversity Studies and Academic Advisor
Year joined CCAC: In 1990 I was hired as a temporary full-time faculty member in the Developmental Studies Department. In 1991 I was hired full-time.
Courses currently taught: DVS070 - College Reading 1, DVS101 - College Reading 2, DVS103 - Advanced College Reading & Study Skills, DVS060 - College Academic Strategies, and ETH113 - Introduction to Black Women & Leadership
Most memorable CCAC Experience: In 2013 it was a pleasure to witness my mother, Margaret Young, graduate from CCAC with an Associate of Science Degree in Social Work at the age of 71.
Why I teach what I teach: I continue to pursue what I am passionate about; assisting students in developing essential skills to be successful academically, personally and professionally.
Something people might not know about me: I always wanted to be a teacher. Every mentor that inspired me was an educator. Initially I wanted to teach at the high school level. However, I developed an interest in higher education while serving in the capacity as Assistant Director of Admissions at Clarion University prior to arriving at CCAC.
Favorite quote:"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence." Sheryl Sandberg