Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

02/06/2012 -- CCAC celebrates progress on new science center with commemorative “topping off” event

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is hosting a ceremonial “topping off” event to celebrate the near completion of the steel work on the college’s new K. Leroy Irvis Science Center. Local dignitaries as well as family members of the late K. Leroy Irvis and members of the CCAC community are expected to attend the event scheduled to take place February 9 at 1:30 p.m. outside of historic Byers Hall. 

To commemorate this achievement in the building’s construction, one of the last pieces of steel to be installed in the structure will be signed by representatives of the college administration and faculty, the CCAC Board of Trustees, the CCAC Educational Foundation Board of Directors, Allegheny County, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in addition to family members of the late Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives K. Leroy Irvis. The ceremony precedes the traditional “topping off” ceremony conducted by the steelworkers involved in the building’s construction. 


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is 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. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.