Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Mary & John Dziak

A CCAC faculty member for the last 38 years, John G. Dziak is president of the college’s American Federation of Teachers (AFT), Local 2067, AFL-CIO and is also an active member of the CCAC Educational Foundation Board of Directors.

His sincere interest in CCAC students, along with his fundraising efforts and his own personal generosity, resulted in the creation of the Blaine Falk Endowed Fund for Veteran Affairs. He also spearheaded a campaign among CCAC’s AFT members to establish the CCAC–AFT Educational Assistance Endowed Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance and scholarships for CCAC faculty and their immediate families. He and his wife Mary recently funded the Dr. Mary Frances Archey and Dr. Jean Aston Endowed Scholarship Fund for transfer-oriented students.

Dziak currently serves on both CCAC College Council and President’s Council. He is a former Biology department head, a member of numerous ad hoc college reorganization committees and other committees as well as a trustee for the Allegheny County Schools Health Care Consortium. In March 2009, he served as a presenter at the League of Innovations’ Innovation Conference, speaking on the topic, “Negotiating a Learning-centered Contract.” Dziak was also the first faculty member to receive a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant and has served as an NSF grant reviewer. As evidence of his commitment to the college both in and out of the classroom, in 1998. Dziak received the prestigious National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Award.

Dziak holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington and Jefferson College, a master’s degree from Duquesne University and was a doctoral candidate at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He also was a faculty member in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology in the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.

CCAC is proud to call Mary and John Dziak distinguished friends.

Mary and John Dziak
Mary A. and John G. Dziak
Distinguished Friends

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