• Women on a Mission (WOM)

    The Women on a Mission (WOM) retention program is designed to positively impact the college experience of female students of color by exposing them to:

    • Campus resources and information-sharing
    • Speakers
    • CCAC staff, faculty, and administrator mentors
    • Professional and personal development opportunities

    This eight-week program was developed by Dr. Barbara Evans and Antonio Quarterman, and WOM now culminates each semester with a joint event with the Men of Merit Initiative (MMI).

    Success Stories

    After WOM's first semester, 78 percent of participants were retained. Five of those students graduated with either a CCAC degree or certificate, and several students were accepted to four-year schools, including the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University, Chatham University, and Florida State University. Other highpoints experienced by some WOM participants include induction into the Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, the Psi Beta Psychology National Honor Society and attending a regional conference of the National Council on Black American Affairs in New Jersey.

    One of the Homewood-Brushton Center students described the program as a place where you can come in burdened and leave feeling different. Another said, "You can be yourself and nobody judges you. This is my happy place."

    WOM at the Campuses and Centers

    WOM is in its third semester at South Campus and second semester at Boyce Campus, North Campus, and the Homewood-Brushton Center. Allegheny Campus will begin its full eight week session in Fall 2017. Each CCAC campus location will have a campus lead who will serve as the primary organizer for Women on a Mission at her respective location. For more information or to join Women on a Mission, contact a campus lead or Dr. Barbara Evans at 412.469.6227.

    Allegheny Campus

    Homewood-Brushton Center

    Boyce Campus

    North Campus

    South Campus

    Chalese Floyd
    Student Success Coach
    cfloyd@ccac.edu

    Dr. Renee Knox
    Instructor
    rknox@ccac.edu

    Dr. Pamela Nichols
    Director of Job Placement & Career Services
    pnichols@ccac.edu

    Dr. Michelle Talbert-Horsey
    Director of Job Placement & Career Services
    Mtalbert-horsey@ccac.edu

    Dr. Barbara Evans
    Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
    bevans@ccac.edu

    Contact lead for meeting times.

    Contact lead for meeting times.

    Contact lead for meeting times.

    Contact lead for meeting times.

    Contact lead for meeting times.