Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Press Releases 2008

The CCAC Public Relations department provides up-to-date information and news reports about the college and serves as a liaison between the college and the media.

To that end, we maintain an archive of recent press releases. You can read press releases from 2008 by clicking the links below, or click the links to the left to view press releases from other years. You can also access media coverage of the college by viewing CCAC in the News.

12/15/2008 -- CCAC hosts forums to help colleges become more affordable

12/15/2008 -- CCAC North raises more than $1,000 for breast cancer awareness

12/05/2008 -- CCAC welcomes Swearengin as controller

12/03/2008 -- Increase in CCAC funding benefits workforce training

12/01/2008 -- CCAC–Allegheny County Workforce Alliance Conference lays groundwork for development plans

11/25/2008 -- CCAC engages in service, scholarship to promote Pittsburgh 250

11/25/2008 -- CCAC–Pittsburgh 250 Celebration Speaker Series presentation slated for Dec. 4

11/19/2008 -- CCAC–Allegheny County Workforce Alliance seeks to redefine role of community colleges in regional economic development

11/18/2008 -- CCAC professor receives YWCA racial justice lifetime achievement award

11/14/2008 -- CCAC South presents Native American traditions

11/10/2008 -- CCAC–Pittsburgh 250 Celebration Speaker Series Presentation Slated for Nov. 13

11/07/2008 -- Grainger Partners With Community College of Allegheny County To Address Shortage Of Skilled Workers In Pittsburgh

11/05/2008 -- CCAC Allegheny Campus Announces Enrollment Express Days Nov. 12, 19 as ‘One Stop Shopping’ for Prospective Students

11/05/2008 -- CCAC Boyce Campus Announces Nov. 19 Enrollment Express Day as ‘One Stop Shopping’ for Prospective Students

11/05/2008 -- CCAC North Campus Announces Nov. 13, 19 Enrollment Express Day as ‘One Stop Shopping’ for Prospective Students

11/05/2008 -- CCAC South Campus Announces Nov. 11, 12 Enrollment Express Day as ‘One Stop Shopping’ for Prospective Students 

11/03/2008 -- CCAC to Provide Seniors Healthy Endeavors Classes for Fourth Year through Renewed $20,000 City Contract

10/24/2008 -- Executive Director CCAC–Allegheny County Workforce Alliance Honored with National Award

10/24/2008 -- CCAC Allegheny Campus Career Services Job Fair Attracted 32 employers, over 375 Job Seekers

10/22/2008 -- English Farce “Black Comedy” to be Presented by CCAC South Campus Theatre in November

10/21/2008 -- Senior Rabbi Aaron Bisno to Speak at CCAC Allegheny Campus Nov. 7

10/20/2008 -- CCAC North Golf Team Produces Winners

10/20/2008 -- CCAC North Campus Golfer from Greentree Finishes Second in Monongahela Cup

10/17/2008 -- CCAC Intercollegiate Ice Hockey Team to Wear Pink to Raise Funds for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

10/14/2008 -- CCAC Campuses to Host Transfer Days for Existing, Prospective Students

10/13/2008 -- CCAC Supportive Services, Special Needs Faculty, Staff Honored at Landmark College Luncheon

10/10/2008 -- CCAC North Campus Psi Beta Honor Society Adopting Three Local Families for the Holidays–with a Hotel Twist

10/8/2008 -- CCAC South Campus Baseball Team Wins Third WPCC Championship; Will Compete for State Championship this Weekend

10/8/2008 -- Over 350 from 30 High Schools Attend Second Annual CCAC Skilled Trades and Services Fair Oct. 7

10/3/2008 -- Oct. 11 Date of First CCAC Alumni Fall Career Seminar

09/25/2008 -- CCAC South Campus Baseball Team Celebrates No Hitter

09/25/2008 -- CCAC–Pittsburgh 250 Celebration Speaker Series Presentation Set for October 23

09/25/2008 -- CCAC Allegheny, North Campuses to Host Transfer Days for Existing, Prospective Students

09/25/2008 -- Grand Opening of CCAC North Campus Library Children’s Wing to be Held Tuesday, September 30

09/23/2008 -- CCAC to Host Second Annual Skilled Trades Fair at West Hills Center, Oakdale on October 7

09/23/2008 -- Free CCAC Alumni Fall Career Seminar to be Held October 11

09/16/2008 -- CCAC Names Vice President for Learning and Student Development

09/15/2008 -- CCAC Allegheny Campus, College Office Locations to Reopen September 16

09/15/2008 -- CCAC Allegheny Campus, College Office Locations Closed September 15 Due to Power Outage

09/12/2008 -- CCAC Alumni Fall Career Seminars to be held Saturday, October 11

09/12/2008 -- CCAC Skilled Trades Fair to Offer Live Demonstrations,Showcase 20+ Trades on October 7

09/08/2008 -- YWCA remembers Hurricane Katrina with event at CCAC Allegheny campus on Sept. 18

09/05/2008 -- CCAC South Campus Theatre Presents English Farce “Black Comedy” in November

09/04/2008 -- Onorato, Johnson Announce Opening of Application Process for 200 Volunteer Firefighter Scholarships

09/03/2008 -- CCAC Constitution Day Presentation Open to Public September 15

08/28/2008 -- 18th Annual Golf Tournament to be Hosted by CCAC Educational Foundation Monday, September 8

08/27/2008 -- CCAC Fall Semester Classes begin Week of September 2 at Six Centers, Online

08/27/2008 --CCAC to Offer Singles with Spatulas Cooking, Networking Classes

08/20/2008 -- CCAC Community Education Announces Free Classes

08/19/2008 -- Higher Education Opportunity Act to Further Efforts to Establish College/Workforce Partnerships, Open Additional Student Learner Opportunities

08/19/2008 -- Second Annual CCAC Skilled Trades Fair to be Held at CCAC West Hills Center on October 7

08/15/2008 -- CCAC Receives $98,050 Training Contract to Offer Child Development Associate (CDA), other Early Childhood Programs

08/14/2008 -- CCAC Wins $403,000 Pennsylvania Higher Education Foundation (PHEF) Grant for Second-year Nursing Student Scholarships

08/13/2008 -- CCAC Students Benefit from Dozens of Career-building Courses Each Semester

08/07/2008 -- CCAC Students Transferred Credits to 509 Universities Last Year

08/07/2008 -- CCAC and American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Local 2067 AFL-CIO Union Reach Three-year Contract Agreement

08/07/2008 -- Congressman Jason Altmire, CCAC President to Discuss Initiative that will Prepare Grads for Future Jobs

08/01/2008 -- CCAC Associate’s Degree Fall Semester Classes begin August 18, September 2

07/31/2008 -- CCAC–South Campus to Reopen Today at 4:00 p.m.

07/31/2008 -- CCAC–South Campus Closed Today Due to Water Main Break

07/30/2008 -- CCAC Names Three Campus Presidents, Vice President for Business and Administration

07/18/2008 -- CCAC to Honor Dean's List Recipients with Reception Friday, July 25

07/17/2008 -- CCAC Alumna Donates $35,000 to Establish Scholarship in Honor of Late Husband

07/15/2008 -- CCAC South Campus Theatre Presents “You Can’t Take It with You”

06/27/2008 -- CCAC Ranked Second Nationally in Nursing Associate’s Degree Graduates, Top Provider of Associate’s Degrees in Pennsylvania

06/26/2008 -- Pittsburgh Friendship Quilt to be Featured at CCAC Boyce Campus Quilt Show August 1-3

06/26/2008 -- CCAC Educational Foundation 18th Annual Golf Tournament Slated for Monday, September 8

06/20/2008 -- CCAC Physical Therapy Assistant Program Receives Continuing Accreditation through 2014

06/20/2008 -- PA Governor’s School for Health Care Students to Visit CCAC Boyce Campus Tuesday, July 1

06/16/2008 -- CCAC Enrollment Express Days announced for July, August

06/13/2008 -- CCAC Campuses Welcome New Students with Orientation Sessions

06/12/2008 -- CCAC South Campus to Host Information Night June 17

06/12/2008 -- CCAC Awarded $233,445 HRSA Scholarship Grant to Support Disadvantaged Nursing Students

06/12/2008 -- Onorato, Johnson Announce New Partnership between County & CCAC

06/05/2008 -- CCAC Announces Next Steps in Diversity and Inclusion Planning

06/04/2008 -- CCAC wins $984,275 Three-year Nursing Grant, is only Individual Community College among Nine National Awardees

06/03/2008 -- CCAC Earns Stable Moody’s Designation for Recent Bond Issuance

06/03/2008 -- CCAC South Campus Theatre Presents the Act One Theatre School Production of The Wiz June 13 and 14

06/03/2008 -- First CCAC Alumni Day to be Held at PNC Park Sunday, July 13

05/27/2008 -- CCAC campuses to host Enrollment Express Days

05/23/2008 -- Four CCAC Honors Program students awarded full-tuition scholarships

05/23/2008 -- Appalachian Voices field organizer to discuss environmental, social impact of mountain top coal mining June 3

05/22/2008 -- CCAC South Campus to Host “Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity” Substandard Housing Experience

05/13/2008 -- Career Exploration Expo to be hosted May 15, 2008

05/08/2008 -- CCAC Board of Trustees adopts $107.2 million budget

04/25/2008 -- CCAC-South Campus reschedules teach-in on the Iraq war

04/14/2008 -- CCAC joins National Workplace Fitness Effort

04/04/2008 -- Two CCAC students receive state awards

04/01/2008 -- CCAC-North Campus to hold self-defense workshop for women

04/01/2008 -- New photo exhibit on display at CCAC-South Campus

04/01/2008 -- CCAC-Washington County to offer free New Choices/New Options workshop

04/01/2008 -- CCAC to unveil student art show

03/31/2008 -- CCAC criminology students will learn forensics techniques on custom-made evidence comparison microscope

03/31/2008 -- CCAC students to present at regional honors conference

03/28/2008 -- CCAC student selected for International Scholar Laureate Program

03/25/2008 -- CCAC to host a memorial for deceased art professor

03/24/2008 -- CCAC Board of Trustees sets tuition for 2008-09

03/18/2008 -- CCAC Women’s Center to host postal stamp unveiling

03/11/2008 -- CCAC-South Campus to present musical comedy “Company”

03/10/2008 -- CCAC-South Campus to host presentation on ovarian cancer

03/07/2008 -- Women and Girls Foundation executive to speak at CCAC Women’s History Month observance

03/06/2008 -- CCAC Board of Trustees authorizes $22 million bond issue for science facility on Allegheny Campus, other capital needs

02/28/2008 -- CCAC Educational Foundation announces 2008 "Legends"

02/20/2008 -- WQED executive to discuss French, Indian War at CCAC observance of Pittsburgh’s 250th Year and Women’s History Month

02/20/2008 -- CCAC-North Campus to host open stage night

02/20/2008 -- CCAC, Northside Leadership Conference to sponsor spring series of workshops on casino careers

02/18/2008 -- CCAC-North Campus to host local broadcaster Chris Moore

02/13/2008 -- Prominent educators to lead public discussion on “Obama and the Relevance of Race in the 21st Century”

02/13/2008 -- CCAC campuses to offer Job Fairs

02/11/2008 -- CCAC nursing faculty members earn National League for Nursing distinction

02/08/2008 -- Hon. William Russell Robinson to speak at CCAC academic award event

02/05/2008 -- West Mifflin teen’s improvements to nature trail at CCAC-South Campus lead to Eagle Scout award

02/04/2008 -- CCAC-North Campus invites public to “open mic” night

01/31/2008 -- CCAC-North Campus schedules Black History Month exhibit, discussion

01/30/2008 -- CCAC-North Campus hockey player No. 1 in nation in goals

01/29/2008 -- CCAC Drama Club to present “The Vagina Monologues”; Production coincides with global effort to eliminate violence against women

01/24/2008 -- CCAC faculty to unveil spring art show

01/18/2008 -- CCAC – South Campus to hold session on global warming

01/08/2008 -- CCAC awarded $250,000 grant from Benedum Foundation to implement College-Ready Centers in Washington County

01/04/2008 -- CCAC and Northside Leadership Conference to sponsor free casino careers workshop