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PITTSBURGH—Nicholas Yund, a sophomore at The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), has been named one of 135 Newman Civic Fellows by Campus Compact. Mr. Yund, of Ross Township, is an Iraq veteran who has been instrumental in supporting programs for veterans at CCAC–North Campus. He is an active volunteer with the Perrysville Volunteer Fire Company, Phi Theta Kappa, the Mars Youth Home and his church, where he teaches Sunday School.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of more than 1,100 college and university presidents—representing some 6 million students—who are committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility.
Dr. Frank Newman, one of the founders of Campus Compact, had a tremendous impact on American education and its role in the development of citizens who are eager and prepared to make a difference. The Newman Civic Fellows Awards that bear his name recognize inspiring college student leaders who have demonstrated an investment in finding solutions for challenges facing communities throughout the country.
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.