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02-26-2010 -- CCAC named to national community service honor roll
PITTSBURGH-The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has
been named to the 2009 President's Higher Education Community
Service Honor Roll for its commitment to volunteering,
service-learning and civic engagement. CCAC students contributed
more than 4,400 hours of community service last year.
"CCAC places high importance on keeping engaged with the
community we serve," said Alex Johnson, PhD, CCAC president. "We
are honored to be recognized for that commitment."
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which
administers the annual Honor Roll award, recognized more than 700
colleges and universities for their impact on issues from poverty
and homelessness to environmental justice. On campuses across the
country, thousands of students joined their faculty members to
develop innovative programs and projects to meet local needs using
the skills gained in their classrooms.
"Our nation's students are a critical part of the equation and
vital to our efforts to tackle the most persistent challenges we
face," said Patrick Corvington, the Corporation's CEO. "They have
achieved impactful results and demonstrated the value of putting
knowledge into practice to help renew America through service."
College students make a significant contribution to the
volunteer sector; in 2009, 3.16 million students performed more
than 300 million hours of service. Each year, the Corporation
invests more than $150 million in fostering a culture of service on
college campuses through grants awarded by its programs; the
education awards that AmeriCorps members receive at the conclusion
of their term of service to pay for college; and through support of
training, research, recognition, and other initiatives to spur
The Corporation's Learn and Serve America program, in
particular, is a catalyst for service-learning programs nationwide
that connect community service with academic curriculum. Through
these programs, in class and in extracurricular activities, college
students serve others in their communities while strengthening
their academic and civic skills. In addition, service-learning
fosters partnerships between colleges and their communities that
improve communities and helps meet immediate community needs.
The Corporation oversees the Honor Roll in collaboration with
the Department of Education, Department of Housing and Urban
Development, Campus Compact, and the American Council on Education.
Honorees are chosen based on a series of selection factors
including scope and innovation of service projects, percentage of
student participation in service activities, incentives for
service, and the extent to which the school offers academic
For a complete listing of the colleges and universities
appearing on the 2009 Honor Roll, visit www.learnandserve.gov/about/programs/higher_ed_honorroll.asp.
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.
About the Corporation for National and Community
ServiceThe Corporation for National and Community Service is a
federal agency that engages more five million Americans in service
through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America
programs, and leads President Obama's national call to service
initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.