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PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) student Kirk Thoma has been honored with a 2012 Newman Civic Fellow Award. Bestowed by Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university presidents, the award this year recognizes 162 college student leaders nationwide who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.
A Sharpsburg resident, Thoma works with “at risk” youth. He is a volunteer golf coach with The First Tee of Sharon and is a volunteer tutor with Allegheny Youth Development’s after-school program. He is an active member of Bellfield Presbyterian Church and is also active with Phi Theta Kappa honor society and the CCAC golf team. Currently attending CCAC–North Campus, Thoma will graduate this August with an Associate of Science degree in Liberal Arts & Sciences. He plans to attend Slippery Rock University in the fall.
Campus Compact is a national coalition of almost 1,200 college and university presidents—representing more than six million students—committed to fulfilling the civic purposes of higher education by improving community life and educating students for civic and social responsibility. For more information about the organization and the award, visit www.compact.org.
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.