The Community College of Allegheny County provides a supportive and transformative learning environment that prepares graduates to meet critical needs in the region’s workforce.
At CCAC, we believe that life outside the classroom is an important part of your college experience. Each CCAC campus has a variety of activities to enhance your lifestyle – including athletics, cultural events and personal development seminars.
The CCAC Educational
Foundation is the fundraising and benefactor arm of the college. It seeks to
create vital connections between the college and the wider community
to ensure the ongoing viability of the college.
11-29-2010 -- CCAC wins fourth straight Pink Feet Race for the Cure
PITTSBURGH-For the fourth year in a row, the Community College
of Allegheny County (CCAC) honors program has won the Pink Feet
Race for the Cure. CCAC raised nearly twice the combined total of
its competitors and more than three times the amount raised by the
second-place university to benefit breast cancer research.
The annual event pits CCAC against Point Park and Robert Morris
universities in a friendly competition to raise funds for the Susan
G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The four CCAC campuses also
competed with one another, which helped to increase the college's
contribution by more than 10 percent over last year. CCAC raised
$2,262.47 out of the 2010 event's total of $3,446.86.
On November 15, Honors students and honors directors from the
three colleges presented their checks to Komen for the Cure, and
CCAC was once again awarded the Pink Feet Trophy for 2010. Shannon
Ritchie, CCAC-Boyce Campus Leadership in Honors Scholar, accepted
the trophy on behalf of CCAC.
In addition to Ritchie, CCAC Leadership in Honors Scholars Jason
Crone, Megan Hennessy and Svetlana Suvorova served as team captains
at their respective campuses.
"The Leadership in Honors Scholars generously gave of their
time, ingenuity and competitive spirit in conducting the race,"
said Julia Fennel, CCAC Honors Program director. "They and the many
other student volunteers are to be commended for their efforts to
help this very worthwhile cause."
About CCACThe Community College of Allegheny County is the largest
institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The
college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and
certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning
non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students
annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed
to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach
through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered
via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four
campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding
communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission 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.