CCAC student to give inspirational talk to classmates, high school students on November 18 at Washington County Center

Adam Blank Washington Center Student
Article by: CCAC Public Relations
PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County student Adam Blank will give a presentation titled “Personal Empowerment” on the importance of believing in oneself and learning how to become confident in order to achieve success. The presentation will be held at CCAC Washington County Center inside the Washington Crown Center Mall on Wednesday, November 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Blank, 21, will speak to an audience of CCAC students as well as students from Washington, Canon-McMillan and Fort Cherry high schools and the Western Area Career & Technology Center.

A 2014 graduate of Peters Township High School, Blank has overcome numerous personal challenges, and he aspires to help others do the same by sharing his experiences. Blank, who is studying business management at CCAC, previously gave presentations to the Fayette-Greene-Washington Intermediate Unit and Peters Township School District about the therapists, aides, support teachers, social workers and staff who made a real difference in his life. Their support enabled him to repeatedly earn a spot on the honor roll and serve as senior class vice president at his high school, as well as volunteer at Calvary Full Gospel Church and with the Home Orientation and Mobility Experience at School program.

He’s just a true inspiration and is like a bright light on campus,” said Justin Tatar, assistant dean, Washington County Center. “He’s very confident and caring and he has learned how to work through his challenges.

Last year, Blank was the winner of a $5,000 scholarship as a Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Awardee. He aspires to become a professional motivational speaker on topics such as bullying, personal empowerment, overcoming disabilities and the value of helping others.

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Washington County Center is located at Washington Crown Center, 1500 West Chestnut Street, Washington, PA 15301.