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PITTSBURGH—The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has recognized a Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) basketball player and a faculty member.
James Taylor, a member of this season’s men’s basketball team at CCAC–Allegheny Campus, has been named an “Honorable Mention” selection to the 2010–11 NJCAA All-American Basketball Team for Division III. Mr. Taylor, of Dormont, is a sophomore liberal arts major.
In addition, Donald Vescio, chair of the Health and Physical Education department at CCAC–Allegheny Campus, won one of four NJCAA Service Awards for 2010–11. These awards are given annually to those who have made significant contributions to the NJCAA on a national level for an extended period of time.
For 38 years, Mr. Vescio served as the school’s men’s basketball media liaison. His work helped the men’s basketball team garner regional and national attention despite being in one of the most crowded sports marketplaces in the United States. A resident of Pittsburgh’s North Side, he currently serves as a full-time academic advisor and has assisted hundreds of student-athletes over his career with graduation as well as helping to prepare them for academic and athletic life at various colleges and 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.