CCAC to kick off 50th anniversary celebration on Thursday, February 4, at Energy Innovation Center; flashback dance party to be held on Friday,
February 5, at Allegheny Campus gymnasium
Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto
to issue proclamations at EIC event
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County will kick off its 50th anniversary celebration with a reception at the Energy Innovation Center (EIC) on Thursday, 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. The reception at the EIC, which houses a CCAC workforce programming space, marks the beginning of a year-long celebration highlighting CCAC’s programs, alumni and history.
Many of the celebratory activities will be student driven, including a 1960’s retro event held at the Allegheny Campus gymnasium on Friday, February 5, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The flashback dance party will feature an afternoon of finger foods and fun, where students and others will be dressed in clothing from the days of the college’s founding in 1966. The party also will include a disc jockey spinning hits from the 1960’s, a 1967 VW bus photo booth, prizes for the best ’60s threads and special ’60s refreshments.
Both events are open to the media, including the use of still/video cameras.
The Energy Innovation Center is located at 1435 Bedford Avenue, Uptown. Allegheny Campus gymnasium is located in the Physical Education Building at 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15212.
About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.