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April 2020

CCAC Wild Cats Basketball Team members (from the left): Andy Griffiths, Malik Stewart, Daysean Woodson, Markeife Harvey, Imari Walker, Jalen Rogers, Shy Faulkner and Nate Kennedy.

The Community College of Allegheny County Wild Cats Men’s Basketball Team was named the Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference (WPCC) Division III Regular Season Champions. The team went on to compete in the semifinals of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XX championship tournament at Westmoreland County Community College. The team finished the season 13–13.

March 2020

2020 Census, Be Counted posted thumbnail

The 2020 Census is upon us and April 1st marks National Census Day around the country. Here at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), efforts have been made over the past year to support Allegheny County’s and the Jefferson Regional Foundation’s efforts to formalize approaches to market the 2020 Census to students, staff, faculty, and the community at large.

The Community College of Allegheny County this week donated personal protective equipment to help those on the front lines in the battle with the COVID-19 pandemic. Dozens of boxes containing hundreds of surgical non-sterile gloves and isolation gowns were collected from the CCAC Nursing and Allied Health departments on all four campuses. The college’s Automotive and HVAC programs based at West Hills Center also donated approximately 1,000 pairs of gloves as well as hundreds of masks for distribution to health care workers in need of protective equipment.

 CCAC student Samantha Hrubes with her certificate for 2019 Cartoon of the Year.

Community College of Allegheny County student Samantha Hrubes received an honorable mention award from the Associated Collegiate Press for the 2019 Cartoon of the Year in the Comic Panel/Strip category for three comic strips published in The Voice student newspaper of CCAC North Campus and West Hills Center. Hrubes competed against students at four-year institutions in the national contest, which does not offer separate categories for community colleges. This is the second time in recent years that a CCAC student has won this award.

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.