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10-04-2010 -- CCAC instructor honored with New Works Lifetime Achievement Award
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County
(CCAC)-South Campus theater department chair, George Jaber, will
receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on October 10, 2010 from The
Pittsburgh New Works Festival. The CCAC South professor has
participated in the New Works Festival during each of its 20
Jaber is currently the head of the theater department at CCAC
South and has been with the college for nearly 30 years. He took
part in the Festival's inaugural season in 1988 and has been an
active producer every year since. Jaber began his
professional career in theater at Point Park College as technical
director of its Playhouse in 1979 and joined CCAC South in
1982. He has taught acting, speech, technical theater and
stage management. In 1989, he began doing carpentry for movies and
has since built on over 30 movie, television and commercial sets.
He has served as president of International Alliance of Theatrical
Stage Employers Studio Mechanics Local 489 and is also a board
member of the new PA Film Industry Association. He has trained and
recommended over 25 students for employment in films.
Last year, Jaber launched a series of classes at CCAC to prepare
students for careers as film and theater technicians. "Even if
they end up in other careers, they will have useful skills for
their futures," Jaber stated. Through the years, he has directed
and produced more than 300 shows and served as both technical
director and carpenter on 200 theatrical productions and
The Pittsburgh New Works Festival 20th Anniversary
Gala event and awards ceremony will be held at the Doubletree Hotel
downtown on October 10 at 6:00p.m.
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.