CCAC Allegheny Campus to host Men of Merit Initiative Fall Speaker Series

Article by: CCAC Public Relations
PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County will launch the Men of Merit Initiative Fall 2018 Speaker Series next month. The series will feature presentations by outstanding Pittsburgh leaders on how to achieve personal and professional success in the 21st century. Held on CCAC’s Allegheny Campus, this series is designed to inspire students and members of the college community to embrace opportunities, achieve goals and, in turn, inspire others.

The series will be held on Thursdays from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and will feature the following speakers:

September 6: James Barnes, Esq., administrative partner, Blank Rome, LLP, Pittsburgh (Library Building, Room 120)
September 20: Marlon Brown, sales consultant, South Hills Toyota (KLI Building, Room 520)
October 4: K. Chase Patterson, chief executive officer, Urban Academy K–5 (West Hall, Room 142)
October 18: The Honorable Austin A. Davis, PA State Representative, District 35 (West Hall, Room 142)
November 1: Sheila Brown, owner/founder, The Barber’s Inn (West Hall, Room 142)
November 15: Maria Anderson, director, National Community Programs, Highmark Health (West Hall, Room 142)
November 29: Carmen Anderson, director, Equity and Social Justice, The Heinz Endowments (West Hall, Room 142)
December 13: Dr. Quintin Bullock, president, Community College of Allegheny County (Location TBD)

Entering its fourth year, CCAC’s Men of Merit Initiative is a student program that focuses on increasing the retention, engagement and academic success of male students of color. The program is open to all students and is comprised of meetings and activities whereby mentors offer support and endow students with critical insight into how to persevere, overcome barriers, and achieve academic and life success as African-American males in the 21st century.

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