PITTSBURGH— This Wednesday at noon, employees at every campus of the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will walk a mile during their lunch hour to promote healthy lifestyles. Each campus has mapped out a mile-long course for participants on or near CCAC facilities.
The event connects with the national Walk@Lunch initiative by Blue Cross Blue Shield, which is intended to help people incorporate physical activity into their work days and encourage them to increase their daily physical activity by walking at lunch every day.
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.