Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

05/24/2011 -- CCAC Honors Program students awarded Leadership in Honors Scholarships

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Honors Scholars 2011PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Honors Program is pleased to announce the winners of four full-tuition Leadership in Honors scholarships for the 2011–2012 academic year. The winners are Megan Hennessy, Lori Linsenbigler, Rachel Schweitzer and Svetlana Suvorova.

Megan Hennessy, of Wexford, attends CCAC–North Campus as an Early Childhood/Special Education major. She will graduate in May 2012 and transfer to a four-year university to earn a bachelor’s degree in Teacher’s Education. Ms. Hennessy will serve as Leadership Scholar for the fall 2011 semester.

Lori Linsenbigler, of Monroeville, attends CCAC–Boyce Campus and will graduate from CCAC in May 2012 with an associate’s degree in Biology. She plans to transfer to Chatham University and then attend medical school in pursuit of her career as a doctor of internal medicine.

Rachel Schweitzer, of West Mifflin, attends CCAC–South Campus and is working towards her bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, concentrating on Computer Forensics. She will transfer to Duquesne University for Criminal Justice and law school.

Svetlana Suvorova, of Castle Shannon, attends CCAC–Allegheny Campus and will graduate from the college’s Nursing program in December 2011. She plans to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh to major in Molecular Biology and then continue onto graduate school for medicine. Ms. Suvorova will serve as Leadership Scholar for the fall 2011 semester.

Leadership in Honors scholarships are competitive full-tuition scholarships awarded to returning CCAC Honors students who have been actively engaged in the CCAC Honors Program. The Leadership Scholars will assume leadership roles on their campuses and participate in Honors Leadership I and Leadership II weekend seminars. The courses develop the students’ leadership and interpersonal skills through the study of leadership theory, literature and historical documents and film as a means of analyzing leadership principles in action.

For more information about the Honors Program at CCAC, call 412.469.4303 or email honorsprogram@ccac.edu.

Photo: Community College of Allegheny County students (clockwise from top) Svetlana Suvorova, Rachel Schweitzer, Lori Linsenbigler and Megan Hennessy have received full-tuition Leadership in Honors scholarships for the 2011–2012 academic year.

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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.