Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

05/18/2010 -- CCAC Honors Program students awarded Leadership in Honors Scholarship

Press Release

Honors Scholars 2010PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Honors Program is pleased to announce the winners of four full-tuition Leadership in Honors scholarships for the 2010–2011 academic year.  The winners are Jason Lee Crone, Megan Hennessy, Shannon Ritchie, and Svetlana Suvorova. 

Jason Lee Crone, of Pleasant Hills, attends South campus and expects to graduate in May 2011 with an associate’s degree in psychology. He plans to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh in the fall of 2011 and become counseling psychologist. 

Megan Hennessy, of Wexford, attends North campus, where she majors in teacher education with a focus in early childhood and special education. She hopes to graduate and transfer to Edinboro University.

Shannon Ritchie, of Plum, attends Boyce campus and plans to graduate from CCAC in May 2011 with an associate’s degree in psychology. She plans to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh and pursue a career as a guidance counselor.

Svetlana Suvorova, of Castle Shannon, attends Allegheny campus and expects to graduate from the CCAC nursing program in May 2011. She plans to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh to major in molecular biology and then continue to graduate school in medicine.

Leadership in Honors scholarships are competitive full-tuition scholarships awarded to returning CCAC Honors students who have been actively engaged in the CCAC Honors Program.  The Leadership Scholars will assume leadership roles on their campuses and participate in Honors Leadership I and Leadership II weekend seminars.  The courses develop the students’ leadership and interpersonal skills through the study of leadership theory, literature and historical documents and film as a means of analyzing leadership principles in action.  

For more information about the Honors Program at CCAC, call 412.469.4303 or email honorsprogram@ccac.edu.

Photo: Community College of Allegheny County students, from left, Svetlana Suvorova, Megan Hennessy, Shannon Ritchie and Jason Lee Crone have received full-tuition Leadership in Honors scholarships for the 2010–2011 academic year.

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About CCAC
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.