Community College of Allegheny County Civility Ambassadors program receives CUPA-HR’s HR Innovation Award

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) has received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) 2017 HR Innovation Award. The team received the award for its We Are Civility/Civility Ambassadors program. CUPA-HR is pleased to offer a $5,000 contribution to CCAC’s endowment or a scholarship fund of the HR team’s choice.

In order to promote an on-campus culture of civility and respect, CCAC’s Civility Ambassadors launched the We Are Civility program in 2016. The program—which is comprised of a campus-wide civility task force—works to create a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all employees and students. The program features a series of launch celebrations at multiple campus locations, branded promotional items to promote awareness of the initiative and a civility pledge. To gauge its effectiveness, the program is regularly assessed via a series of campus-wide surveys. Results indicate an improvement in employee morale, perceptions of civility and the institution’s campus climate since the program launched.

“In most cases, civility doesn’t just happen,” says Kimberly Manigault, vice president of Human Resources for CCAC. “It takes direct action and commitment. This choice impacts others and helps promote an inclusive and positive community environment. Choosing to act and promote civility toward each other contributes to a workplace and community where everyone has the opportunity to thrive and feel valued.”


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
Since its founding in 1966, CCAC has flourished, becoming the educational powerhouse it is today—a nationally renowned two-year college dedicated to serving all members of the community. From groundbreaking student success initiatives to top-ranked academic and career-based programs, CCAC continues to be the college of choice for nearly one out of three adults in the Greater Pittsburgh metropolitan region.

Every year, more than 25,000 students enroll at CCAC, taking advantage of more than 160 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs while thousands more access noncredit and workforce development courses. Comprising four campuses and four neighborhood centers, as well as other offsite locations, CCAC is honored to have one of the largest veteran student populations in the state and takes pride in ranking among the nation’s top community colleges for the number of individuals graduating in nursing and other health-related professions.

CCAC graduates have transferred to the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities, have obtained the most academically challenging and competitive degrees and can be found at leading companies, organizations and institutions throughout the country. CCAC alumni are actively engaged in every sector of society, providing leadership to scores of economic, scientific, civic and philanthropic entities both in the Pittsburgh region and around the world. Visit to learn more.

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