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PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) President Alex Johnson presented Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett with a CCAC–North Campus Ice Hockey commemorative jersey when the governor spoke at the CCAC Educational Foundation’s annual Legends in Leadership awards gala April 18 at Heinz Field.
The jersey celebrates the team’s fifth benefit game, which in December raised $3,500 for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. In the past five years, the team has raised in excess of $13,500 for local charities.
The governor was in attendance to voice his support for community colleges and to introduce Laura E. Ellsworth, partner-in-charge, Pittsburgh Office, Jones Day, who received the Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Legends awards enable the CCAC community to recognize those who have made it possible to provide quality, accessible education to nearly 60,000 students annually. Since 1998, the event has honored current and former students, members of the faculty, staff and administration and friends of the college.
Other honorees at this year’s event included Randall S. Dearth, President & Chief Executive Officer, Calgon Carbon Corporation (Outstanding Community Leader Award); Frances Kralosky Dice (CCAC Class of 1968), Assistant Dean of Academic Management (Outstanding Faculty/Staff/Administrator Award); and Michael S. Adamcyk (CCAC Class of 1976), Director, Global Retirement, Mobility & Aviation, H. J. Heinz Company (Outstanding Alumnus Award). Deborah L. Rice-Johnson, Health Services division president and executive vice president, Highmark, was the honorary chair.
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 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 www.ccac.edu to learn more.