PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will celebrate Women’s History Month in March with a variety of activities and events. Highlights include events March 15 at the college’s Washington County center and March 24 at Allegheny campus on the North Shore.
From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. March 15 at Washington County center (Washington Crown Center, 1500 West Chestnut St., Washington), Attorney Kendra Smith of Smith Butz law firm will share about her work in an occupation traditionally dominated by men and as working mother of three children. She will also offer tips about standing out in the workplace. The event is free and open to the public; a pizza lunch is provided. Register at the center or by calling 724.223.1012.
From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. March 24, CCAC’s Office of Institutional Diversity and Equity will sponsor “The Feminist Movement in Western Pennsylvania: Yesterday and Today.” This panel discussion at the Student Services Center Auditorium (808 Ridge Ave., North Shore) will include regional pioneers in the Women’s Movement as well as current leaders. For more information, call 412.237.4430.
In addition to these events, the CCAC Women’s Council is sponsoring a student essay contest. Winners, one at each of the college’s four campuses, will receive $100 book scholarships for essays about women in history who influenced them.
The 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.