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PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) student Terrell Grayson has been honored with a 2013 Newman Civic Fellow Award. Bestowed by Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university presidents, the award this year recognizes 181 college student leaders nationwide who have worked to find solutions for challenges facing their communities.
A Duquesne resident and accomplished chef, Grayson is committed to using his knowledge of food, nutrition and culinary arts to help fill the food insecurity gap of America’s 50 million hungry households. He prepares and serves meals to the homeless, supervises the campus Scouting for Food drive and created Fertile Ground, a project that supports urban food gardens. He also introduced CCAC to a recycling program that eases landfill volume. Currently attending CCAC–South Campus, Grayson will graduate this May with an Associate of Science degree in Theatre. He plans to attend the University of Pennsylvania 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 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to nearly 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.