Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

03/08/2012 -- Petrelli to speak at 2012 CCAC commencement

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Board of Trustees today approved awarding an honorary Associate of Arts in Humane Letters to Charlene Petrelli, who will serve as the college’s 2012 commencement speaker.

Ms. Petrelli, vice president and chief human resources officer for EQT Corporation and president of the EQT Foundation, is a 1985 alumna of CCAC. She serves on the Board of Directors of the CCAC Educational Foundation and is a member of the steering committee for Imagine & Achieve, the college’s $40 million comprehensive campaign. She is also active in the community, particularly in programs that encourage young women to follow in her footsteps to success in business leadership.

“Ms. Petrelli is a shining example of the potential of a CCAC education,” said CCAC President Alex Johnson. “Her achievements and continued involvement with the college should be an inspiration to our graduates.”

CCAC’s 2012 commencement ceremonies will be hosted May 22 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


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.