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August 2019

Anne Degerolamo, a middle school language arts teacher, always wanted to be a published writer, so when she saw her name in print in Pittsburgh Parent magazine this month, she was thrilled. Her article, “Things your 12-year-old needs but won’t ask for,” was born out of her experience spending every school day with hundreds of pre-teens for the past 10 years. She certainly knows her subject matter, but she didn’t know how to go about writing for magazines. That changed this spring when she enrolled in two Community Education classes at CCAC.

The Community College of Allegheny County’s Nursing program will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first graduating class in 1969 with a fundraising brunch on Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. The event, held in conjunction with the CCAC Educational Foundation, will take place in the Auditorium lobby of the Foerster Student Services Center on Allegheny Campus from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Alumni and faculty from all 50 years of the program are invited. Graduates of the first class will be honored and will receive a commemorative gift.

Teacher experimenting with students at CCAC's Biology Bootcamp

The Community College of Allegheny County's Allegheny Campus recently hosted a day-long educational camp that taught students entering sixth through eighth grades all about biology.

Philip A. Dawson of the North Side, a recent graduate of the Community College of Allegheny County's Court Reporting program, is the top winner of the 2019 CASE (Council on Approved Student Education) Student Scholarship.

Philip A. Dawson of the North Side, a recent graduate of the Community College of Allegheny County's Court Reporting program, is the top winner of the 2019 CASE (Council on Approved Student Education) Student Scholarship. The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) chose the awardees based on their winning entries in an essay writing contest. Dawson, who received the largest scholarship, at $1,500, is the only student from Pennsylvania and only one of five in the U.S. and Canada to receive the award.

July 2019

The Community College of Allegheny County Workforce Development Division is proud to announce its partnership with United Mine Workers of America Career Centers, Inc. (UMWACC). Together, CCAC and UMWACC will train incumbent and dislocated workers in advanced manufacturing and mechatronics at the UMWACC Ruff Creek Campus located in Prosperity, Greene County.

Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges logo

The Community College of Allegheny County has been named a 2019 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner. Now in its fifth year, the national recognition celebrates two-year community and technical college workplaces that are vibrant, diverse, supportive and marked by a deep commitment to staff work-life balance, professional development and inclusive excellence.

The Community College of Allegheny County is offering a Hospitality Operations Management Associate Degree program that is now 100 percent online. Students can complete the degree in as little as two years, and online classes offer the benefit of a flexible schedule that enables students or professionals to further their educational goals on their own time.

The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre will present “Othello” at 7:00 p.m. on August 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17.

The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus Theatre will present “Othello” at 7:00 p.m. on August 9, 10, 11, 16 and 17. Food for Groundlings, a classical theatre company dedicated to the education, exposure and revitalization of Shakespeare in the Pittsburgh region, returns to the CCAC South Campus stage with a sprawling production of Shakespeare’s potent and poetic tragedy.

The Community College of Allegheny County is providing a tuition-free certificate program that leads to family-sustaining jobs in the growing plastics manufacturing industry in Western Pennsylvania. CCAC's Plastics Manufacturing Technology Certificate program includes full scholarships that cover tuition, fees and books.

Jamie McMahon, CEO CCAC Educational Foundation

After an extensive search, the Educational Foundation of the Community College of Allegheny County has selected Jamie McMahon as its new chief executive officer. He will replace Rose Ann DiCola following her retirement in July. DiCola has served as CEO of the foundation since 2002.