03/20/2014 -- CCAC honors college legends at 2014 Legends in Leadership

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PITTSBURGH—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.

The gala event opens with a cocktail reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. in the East Club Lounge at Heinz Field. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.

The awards enable the CCAC community to recognize those who have made it possible to provide quality, accessible education to nearly 65,000 students annually. Since 1998, the “Legends” event has honored current and former students, members of the faculty, staff and administration and friends of the college. Edward Karlovich (CCAC Class of 1980), chief financial officer, Hospital & Community Services Division, UPMC; Scott Lammie, senior vice president, UPMC Insurance Services Division and chief financial officer, UPMC Health Plan; and Gregory K. Peaslee, senior vice president and chief human resources & administrative services officer, UPMC are the honorary chairs for this year’s event. KDKA-TV News Anchor Kimberly Gill will serve as the master of ceremonies for the event.

2014 honorees include:

Dennis Yablonsky—chief executive officer, Allegheny Conference on Community Development
Outstanding Community Leader Award

The Pittsburgh Pirates
Outstanding Community Organization Award

Jesse C. Campayno, (CCAC Class of 1981)—owner, Campayno Consulting Services, LLC
Outstanding Alumnus Award

Charles T. Blocksidge, PhD—administrator (retired), CCAC
Outstanding Faculty/Staff/Administrator Award


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers noncredit and workforce development courses to nearly 30,000 students. 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 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond.

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