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.
05-05-2010 -- CCAC commencement May 13 features distinguished alumnus speaker first Pittsburgh Promise graduates
PITTSBURGH-The 2010 commencement ceremony of the Community
College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will include the first graduates
who attended CCAC through the Pittsburgh Promise scholarship
program. They and other graduates will hear from speaker and CCAC
alumnus Thomas Christopher, president of Follett Higher Education
Group, in the ceremony at 7 p.m. May 13 at the David L. Lawrence
Mr. Christopher, a 1968 graduate of CCAC-Boyce campus in
Monroeville, oversees Follett Higher Education Group, North
America's largest higher education bookstore operator and a leading
provider of used books and retailing services to independently
managed bookstores. He has also served as executive vice president
of operations for Pier One, president of Barnes & Noble's
Retail Division and president, chief operating officer and director
of Restoration Hardware in California. He has developed a record of
contributing to significant growth in sales and profitability. In
2007, he received the CCAC Legendary Alumnus Award.
Among the students participating in CCAC's 2010 commencement is
Molly Schwartz of Pittsburgh, who in December 2009 was the first
Pittsburgh Promise scholarship recipient to earn a degree from
CCAC. Ms. Schwartz, a biology major, began taking CCAC courses
during her senior year at Brasher High School and plans to transfer
to the University of Pittsburgh this fall. Her goal is to earn a
PhD and conduct stem cell research, a dream inspired by her younger
brother's struggle with diabetes.
A total of 18 Pittsburgh Promise participants are eligible to
participate in commencement. Collegewide, more than 400 out of
1,748 eligible graduates plan to participate in the ceremony.
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.