Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

04/27/2011 -- CCAC presents 2011 Legends in Leadership

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Educational Foundation will honor six outstanding individuals at the 2011 “Legends in Leadership” awards Thursday, April 28. Members of the press are cordially invited.

The gala event opens with a cocktail reception at 6:00 p.m. in the East Club Lounge at Heinz Field. Dinner will be served at 7:30 p.m.

The awards enable the CCAC community to recognize those who have made it possible to provide quality, accessible education to nearly 65,000 students annually. Since 1998, the “Legends” event has honored current and former students, members of the faculty, staff and administration and friends of the college. Randall S. Dearth, president and CEO of Lanxess Corporation, is the honorary chair of this year’s event.

2011 honorees include:

Judith M. Davenport, DMD, and Ronald R. Davenport Sr.—Dr. Davenport is a retired dentist; Mr. Davenport is chair, Sheridan Broadcasting Corporation and co-chair, American Urban Radio Networks

Mark A. Nordenberg—chancellor, University of Pittsburgh

Morgan O’Brien—president and CEO, Peoples Natural Gas

Hon. Jay Costa Jr., Outstanding Alumnus (CCAC Class of 1977)—Pennsylvania senator, 43rd District

Alice E. McKenna, PhD, Outstanding Faculty/Staff/Administrator—executive director, CCAC Center for Learning


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.