Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

05/13/2011 -- CCAC–South Campus newspaper wins national award

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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) South Campus Forum student newspaper has received First Place recognition in the American Scholastic Press Association’s national newspaper competition.

The award recognizes excellence in editing; art, advertising and illustrations; and page design. The Forum earned 385 out of a possible 395 points in the competition.

“I am incredibly proud of the wide variety of students who contribute to the Forum and make the publication possible,” said Aaron Kendeall, CCAC student life specialist and advisor to the newspaper. “In addition, creating a campus-focused publication is not possible without the full support of faculty and staff members.”

Besides individual extracurricular student involvement in the newspaper, students in a graphic design course taught by Valery Keibler, instructor of art, contributed to the illustrations used in the Forum.

The ASPA award builds on individual awards that Forum reporters recently won from the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.


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.