PITTSBURGH—Stretching their winning record to a third year, the honors societies at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) took first place in the annual Pink Feet Race for the Cure benefitting the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The four CCAC honors societies, representing each of the college’s campuses, presented a check for $2,002 to Julie Philp of the Komen Foundation at a celebration Jan. 21.
CCAC’s contribution represented nearly half of the $4,207 total collected for the 2009 race. Jacqueline Robinson, a CCAC honors student at West Hills center in Oakdale, collected $700 herself to help CCAC to victory.
The annual event pits CCAC against Duquesne, Point Park and Robert Morris universities.
The Community College of Allegheny County is the largest institution of postsecondary higher education in Pennsylvania. The college serves 30,000 credit students through 170 degree and certificate programs and offers thousands of lifelong learning non-credit and workforce development courses to 35,000 students annually. Incorporating a learning-centered environment committed to the future of the region, CCAC continues to expand its reach through innovative programming and accessible instruction offered via convenient day, evening, weekend and online courses. With four campuses and six centers serving Allegheny County and surrounding communities, CCAC endeavors to fulfill its mission to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society.