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September 2022

Professor Emerita Doralee Brooks

Doralee Brooks, professor emerita of Developmental Studies at the Community College of Allegheny County, has been named Poet Laureate of Allegheny County by City of Asylum. The organization builds a just community by protecting and celebrating freedom of creative expression. City of Asylum also provides sanctuary to endangered writers and artists so that their voices are not silenced and they can continue to create.

CCAC Endowed Professor of Technical Curriculum Michael Rinsem and Johnson Controls Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Area, Mark Altsman

CCAC and Johnson Controls were in the television spotlight as part of the Allegheny Conference on Economic Development’s “Our Region’s Business” show, which aired on WPXI-TV Sunday, Sept. 4. The segment, featuring guest appearances by CCAC Endowed Professor of Technical Curriculum Michael Rinsem and Johnson Controls Vice President, Mid-Atlantic Area, Mark Altsman, highlighted how the Johnson Controls $100,000 grant is enabling CCAC to offer career pathways for the next generation of building technology innovators.

August 2022

BNY Mellon S.T.A.R.T.U.P. and FTP student interns

There’s a new opportunity in town for CCAC students pursuing careers in computer information technology (CIT). CCAC Workforce & Job Readiness has partnered with BNY Mellon to provide an innovative path for CIT students to learn from real-world mentors in the cutting-edge field of financial technology.

Joseph Sadauskas, Johnson Controls Account Executive; Mark Altsman, Johnson Controls Vice President & Area Manager, Mid-Atlantic; Dr. Quintin Bullock, CCAC President; Brian McCloskey, CCAC Vice President of Finance; Carlo Vazquez, CCAC Vice President for Facilities Management; David Brunner, Johnson Controls CEM, Leed Green Associate

Johnson Controls Inc. presented the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) with a Sustainability Champions Award in recognition of the college’s commitment to creating a more sustainable future for communities and increasing the focus on reducing carbon emissions.

Dr. Charlene Newkirk

Dr. Charlene Newkirk, Southeast Region President, has been appointed to the Commission on Structured Pathways of the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC).

July 2022

Open House Events August 8 through August 13

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will host in-person Open House and Admitted Student Days at Allegheny, Boyce, North and South campuses Aug. 8 through Aug.13 (please see schedule below). The events are open to all and will provide prospective students, their family members and friends with an opportunity to learn more about CCAC. The college’s administrators, faculty, advisors and staff will be on hand with information surrounding the college’s admissions process, academic program options, student life and student engagement opportunities and more. At $122 per credit hour (in-county tuition), students can save thousands of dollars at CCAC.

June 2022

STEM students working on the computer

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) is partnering with Verizon and the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship to offer a free project-based STEM learning program. The Verizon Innovative Learning STEM Achievers Program, designed for middle school students (grades 6–8), will take place this summer, June 27 through July 22, at CCAC’s Allegheny Campus.

Mechatronic students working on a project

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) was awarded a $100,000 grant from the Johnson Controls Community College Partnership Program. The grant will enable CCAC to offer career pathways for the next generation of building technology innovators through expansion of its associate degree and certificate programs in Mechatronics. As one of only 10 community colleges in North America to receive the funds in this year’s cohort, CCAC is also eligible for up to three years of renewed funding in addition to the initial investment.

Phi Theta Kappa student win awards

The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Phi Theta Kappa chapters were recently honored during the organization’s regional and international conventions.

May 2022