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PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) student Terrell Grayson has been selected to attend the One Young World Summit, an international conference that brings together nearly 1,500 young delegates from 190 countries to discuss and debate major issues addressed daily by the world’s governmental, business and academic leaders. Pittsburgh is the first US city to host the conference, which runs from October 18–22. The CCAC Educational Foundation has sponsored Grayson to attend the conference.
A Duquesne resident, Grayson attends CCAC–South Campus, where he is a second-year honor student majoring in Theatre. After earning his associate’s degree, he plans to transfer to a four-year university to complete a bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, with a minor in Film and Media Studies, before continuing on to law school. He hopes to combine his degrees to one day become an attorney working in the entertainment industry.
One Young World, founded by a London-based charity in 2009, was first hosted in London in 2010 and then in Zurich in 2011. The 2012 conference will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, with breakout sessions held at the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning Nationality Rooms and in several sites around Pittsburgh. The agenda also includes an opening ceremony in Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts, which will feature former President Bill Clinton as keynote speaker, a welcome party for delegates on the Roberto Clemente Bridge and dinners at Heinz Field and with families throughout the city.
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.