PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County has been recognized for its commitment to military and veteran students by a Proclamation from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald.
Noting that “CCAC has made a distinct effort to serve the region’s military and veteran community”
the proclamation congratulates the college’s Military and Veterans Services Department on its four-year anniversary. The County Executive heralds the fact that CCAC has reached a milestone of more than 1,000 military and veteran students, which is one of the highest in the state, and that CCAC boasts a retention rate for student veterans higher than the national average.
Recognizing the fact that student veterans often face unique challenges when transitioning from military to civilian life, the department provides comprehensive services to address the veteran student’s academic, financial, physical and social needs, states the proclamation. “Whereas, Allegheny County is extremely thankful for our veterans, and for the conscious effort CCAC has made to be a welcoming institution for those veterans who wish to further their education; we look forward to the many great things this department, and its students, will continue to accomplish.”
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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. 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 approximately 500 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.