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March 2020

Respiratory Therapy program students around a table

The Community College of Allegheny County’s Respiratory Therapy Associate of Science Degree program received a perfect score last month from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). It is a repeat performance of the last time the program was accredited 10 years ago. Among the program’s strengths, according to CoARC, are an “engaged, interactive medical director, a well-equipped program laboratory, dedicated competent faculty, enthusiastic students and graduates, and a wide array of diverse clinical affiliates.”

Dr. Stephen Wells

Cody McDevitt, an adjunct instructor in journalism at the Community College of Allegheny County, has written a book about a scandalous episode in African American history that occurred in Southwestern Pennsylvania less than 100 years ago—a story of which most people have never heard, even those living in the town where it happened.

The Community College of Allegheny County is proud to announce its recipients of the annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards.

The Community College of Allegheny County is proud to announce its recipients of the annual National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards.

February 2020

Gold Campus Award

The Community College of Allegheny County has received a Gold Seal from the All IN Campus Democracy Challenge for achieving a student voting rate between 40% and 49% in the 2018 midterm elections. The achievement is a result of college-wide efforts to promote voter registrations and participation at all CCAC campuses and centers.

Dr. Stephen Wells

Community College of Allegheny County English Professor Dr. Stephen Wells of Mt. Lebanon has received the prestigious 2020 Dale P. Parnell Distinguished Faculty Recognition from the American Association of Community Colleges. This national award recognizes individuals who make a difference by demonstrating passion, showing a willingness to support students inside and outside of the classroom, participating in college committees, and going above and beyond what is required to ensure students are successful in their academic endeavors.

Dr. Veronica Watson

The Community College of Allegheny County will launch One College, One Community Reads! on Wednesday, March 4, at 6:00 p.m. at the CCAC South Campus Theatre. The public is invited to attend the kickoff of this literary initiative, which is designed to promote reading and open dialogue within the college and the wider community.

CCAC Northwest Region President Dr. Evon Walters a 2020 recipient of the prestigious Paragon Award for New Presidents.

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) has named CCAC Northwest Region President Dr. Evon Walters a 2020 recipient of the prestigious Paragon Award for New Presidents.

Students Jacob Graleski of Beaver and Andrew Knez of Bridgeville holding their award.

Community College of Allegheny County students Jacob Graleski of Beaver and Andrew Knez of Bridgeville have been recognized as Apprentice of the Year award winners by the German American Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburgh Chapter. The Apprentice of the Year Award is given to an apprentice who demonstrates extraordinary skills and abilities inside and outside of the classroom.

Turkey mousseline dish prepared by CCAC Culinary Arts students for the Olympic Culinary Preview party.

CCAC Culinary Arts students along with Associate Professor and Culinary Arts Program Coordinator Arthur Inzinga attended a preview party for members of the American Culinary Federation Culinary Team USA at Westmoreland County Community College last month.

January 2020

CCAC Honors students and faculty members pause for a photo in front of the Taj Mahal while on a study tour of India

PITTSBURGH—A group of 12 CCAC Honors students embarked on the adventure of a lifetime when they journeyed to India earlier this month for an 11-day international study tour. It was the third time the CCAC Honors program has traveled to India; the first trip took place in January 2016.