05/01/2014 -- CCAC hosts free conference for college-bound high school students

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

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PITTSBURGH—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.

Pennsylvania State Representative Ed Gainey will be the keynote speaker at the conference which will also include informational workshops, lunch, a student-led Q & A panel and a college fair in which more than 30 colleges and universities are expected to participate. The conference will conclude at 1:30 p.m.

For more than 15 years, the Pittsburgh College Success Collaborative has co-sponsored this one-day conference, designed to aid in preparing high school sophomores and juniors in the Pittsburgh Public Schools and throughout the region for the college admissions process. In addition to CCAC, other sponsors include Carlow University, Carnegie Mellon University, Chatham University, InvestingNOW, Pennsylvania State University, Pittsburgh Promise, Point Park University, University of Pittsburgh, the Urban League of Greater Pittsburgh and YouthWorks.

Individuals interested in attending the conference should RSVP to Jamika Williams at 412.263.2901 or jaw1047@psu.edu. CCAC Allegheny Campus is located at 808 Ridge Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pa., 15212.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates more than 30,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate 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 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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