Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

03/27/2012 -- CCAC students selected to speak at Northeast Regional Honors Council annual conference

PRESS RELEASE
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PITTSBURGH—Three Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Honors Program students have been selected as presenters at the annual conference of the Northeast Regional Honors Council (NRHC) to be held April 12–15 in Baltimore, MD. CCAC Honors students Cierra Dunmire, John Parkes and Suzanne South will be joined by five other Honors students: Natalya Mishkova, student representative to the NRHC, Phyllis Anderson, Jamie Fair, Robin Monroe and Tina Beaver. Two Honors Council members will attend along with the students: Dan Lowe, Allegheny Campus Honors coordinator, and Julia Fennell, Honors Program director, who also serves as the NRHC’s immediate past president. 

The students are scheduled to present on a variety of topics:
Cierra Dunmire (CCAC–North Campus student), paper presentation, “Personalized Medicine”
John Parkes (CCAC–Allegheny Campus student), roundtable discussion, “Unions: The Dark Side of the Guild”
Suzanne South (CCAC–North Campus student), roundtable discussion, “A Shift in Social Movements” 

The Northeast Region Honors Council (NRHC) is an organization of students, faculty and administrators dedicated to the encouragement and support of undergraduate honors learning. The NRHC provides its members with opportunities for the exchange of information, ideas and assistance through its annual conference, its newsletter and its Sleeping Bag Seminars.

The NRHC encompasses Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Currently almost 200 different colleges and universities are members. NRHC is a regional affiliate of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC).  

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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.