• Perkins Grant Services

    The Perkins Grant's core service providers are the Student Support Specialists. These are staff members who specialize in helping Career & Technical Education students succeed academically by providing the following services:

    • Organizing and facilitating study groups
    • Facilitating welcome events for new and returning students
    • Providing specialized information for technical fields
    • Supporting students who belong to an underrepresented gender in a CTE field
    • Mentoring
    • Convening discussion and affinity groups
    • Hosting academic success and career planning workshops

    Student Support Specialist can also connect students to other existing college resources such as Job Placement& Career Services, Counseling, Financial Aid, Supportive Services, Advisement and the Learning Center.

    Who can use these services?

    To qualify for services, students must be enrolled in a Career & Technical Education program.

    Click here for a complete list of CCAC's Career and Technical Educational offerings.

    Upon request by a faculty member, Student Support Specialists can provide in-class workshops on study skills, time management and other student success strategies.

    Due to federal grant guidelines, the Perkins Grant staff members cannot assist students with developmental coursework. The Perkins Grant does not provide funds directly to students, but instead funds a variety of programs designed to help CTE students succeed.

  • Perkins Grant Staff

    Allegheny Campus
    513 Milton Hall


    Jennifer Amrhein 
    Allegheny Campus Perkins
    Director   
    412.237.4634

    Nancy Wareham
    412.237.6502

    Seth Runatz
    412.237.6553

    Homewood Brushton
    Center

    Barry Pryor
    412.371.1600 
     Boyce Campus
    Room N509


    Darlene Billeck
    Boyce Campus Perkins
    Director   
    724.325.6855

    George D. Veligdan
    724.325.6843

    Barbara Scholle
    724.325.6641

    Jennifer Stepic
    724.325.6814
     North Campus
    Room 2018


    Laurel Westrom 
    North Campus Perkins
    Director 
    412.788.7511

    Leslie Doyle
    412.369.3710

    Kris Ramassini
    412.369.4131

    West Hills Center
    Laurel Westrom
    412.788.7511

     South Campus
    Room B429

    Pam Kennedy
    South Campus Perkins
    Director
    412.469.6001

    Washington County Center
    Contact South Campus Student 
    Support Specialist for further
    assistance.