PITTSBURGH—For the fourth year in a row, the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) honors program has won the Pink Feet Race for the Cure. CCAC raised nearly twice the combined total of its competitors and more than three times the amount raised by the second-place university to benefit breast cancer research.
The annual event pits CCAC against Point Park and Robert Morris universities in a friendly competition to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation. The four CCAC campuses also competed with one another, which helped to increase the college’s contribution by more than 10 percent over last year. CCAC raised $2,262.47 out of the 2010 event’s total of $3,446.86.
On November 15, Honors students and honors directors from the three colleges presented their checks to Komen for the Cure, and CCAC was once again awarded the Pink Feet Trophy for 2010. Shannon Ritchie, CCAC–Boyce Campus Leadership in Honors Scholar, accepted the trophy on behalf of CCAC.
In addition to Ritchie, CCAC Leadership in Honors Scholars Jason Crone, Megan Hennessy and Svetlana Suvorova served as team captains at their respective campuses.
“The Leadership in Honors Scholars generously gave of their time, ingenuity and competitive spirit in conducting the race,” said Julia Fennel, CCAC Honors Program director. “They and the many other student volunteers are to be commended for their efforts to help this very worthwhile cause.”
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.