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.
05-25-2010 -- CCAC introduces 2010 Vanguard Diversity Award winners
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will
present the second annual Vanguard Diversity Awards in a ceremony
at 5 p.m. June 9 in the Student Services Center on Allegheny campus
(808 Ridge Ave., North Shore).
The Vanguard Diversity Awards are given annually to individuals,
nonprofit organizations or businesses that have demonstrated
exemplary leadership, vision or service in promoting diversity and
inclusion in Allegheny County and the greater Pittsburgh area.
Nominees are identified in three categories: Individual
Trailblazer, College and Organizational.
2010 honorees include:
Individual TrailblazerBill Flanagan, executive vice president for corporate
relations, Allegheny Conference, was selected for his work with
corporate America to establish relations that benefit the region
and specifically his work with the 2009 G-20 Summit in
Amanda Green Hawkins, Allegheny County Council member,
introduced legislation to create a non-discrimination law and human
relations commission for Allegheny County. She has done extensive
legislative work in human rights throughout the United States.
Tim Stevens, founder and chairman of the Black Political
Empowerment Project (B-PEP), was selected for championing the
causes of civil rights and his activism in the area of social
CollegeMike Cvetic, assistant director of purchasing, CCAC, was
selected for his development of and adherence to fair practice
policies and procedures at the college along with his knowledge and
support of Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprise
Tara Zirkel, director of student life, CCAC-South campus, was
selected for her commitment to providing culturally diverse and
relevant educational and entertainment programming to the CCAC
OrganizationalCandi Castlebury-Singleton, chief inclusion &
diversity officer, UPMC, was selected for her strategic work in
constructing lasting inclusion practices in the workforce,
workplace and marketplace.
George Miles, president and CEO, WQED Multimedia, was selected
for years of investment in organizations, service on various boards
and exceptional work in the area of diversity and inclusion.
Robert Nelkin, president and chief professional officer, United
Way of Allegheny County, was selected for his dedication and
commitment in human services leadership positions with the
University of Pittsburgh and with various county and state offices.
He has also worked extensively for the prevention of violence
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.