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PITTSBURGH—Successful businessman, community leader and former Pittsburgh Steeler Franco Harris will address graduates of the Community College of Allegheny County at the college’s 46th annual commencement exercises at 7:00 p.m. May 19 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown.
Mr. Harris, whose Super Bakery provides nutritious products to school districts and other customers nationwide, also serves as chairman of the Pittsburgh Promise board, symbolizing the role of community leaders in providing affordable access for city students who are qualified to pursue a college education. CCAC hosts one of the largest numbers of Pittsburgh Promise-funded students of any college or university.
Mr. Harris enjoyed a successful career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, with appearances in nine Pro Bowls, four Super Bowl victories and induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. His “Immaculate Reception” in the 1972 AFC playoff game against the Oakland Raiders is considered the greatest individual play in NFL history.
CCAC will present Mr. Harris with an honorary associate of arts in humane letters at the ceremony in recognition of his contributions to the community.
A total of 2,466 learners are eligible to participate in CCAC’s 2011 commencement ceremony, receiving associate’s degrees, certificates or diplomas.
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.