Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

01/06/2011 -- CCAC celebrates Tom Foerster with new facility

Press Release

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) will launch a project January 20 to build archives and a seminar room commemorating the life of the late Tom Foerster, chair of the Board of County Commissioners in Allegheny County and champion of CCAC.

Located in the Foerster Student Services Center at CCAC–Allegheny Campus on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, the archives and seminar room will contain historically significant artifacts highlighting Mr. Foerster’s life and career as a public official in Allegheny County and his many contributions to the region. It will serve as a functional classroom for CCAC students and will also be used to host symposiums, guest lectures and the Local Government Academy.

“Most importantly, this room will ensure that Tom Foerster’s public service is recognized by students for generations to come,” said CCAC President Alex Johnson, PhD.

 The reception will be from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. January 20 in the auditorium lobby of the Foerster Student Services Center, CCAC Allegheny Campus, 800 Ridge Avenue. RSVP to 412.350.1199 or jfollen@ccac.edu. Members of the press are welcome to attend.

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About CCAC
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.