Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

09/21/2011 -- CCAC–Boyce Campus presents October speakers

For more information, contact CCAC Public Relations.

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Boyce Campus will present two speakers in October who will share from their personal experiences in significant and trying situations. Both events are free and open to the public.

At 11:00 a.m. October 5 in the Boyce Campus lecture hall, Doreen Welsh will share her experience as a flight attendant on US Airways flight 1549, which made an emergency water landing after takeoff and has become known as “the Miracle on the Hudson.” Welsh will recount the events of the landing and her life following the near disaster.

The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh will partner with CCAC for a presentation at 11:00 a.m. October 26 in the Boyce Campus lecture hall. Harry Schneider will discuss how he and his family escaped the Nazis during WWII in Poland by hiding in the forest for two years before crossing the border into the Ural Mountains in Russia.

Once in Russia, Schneider’s father served in the Russian army while Schneider, his mother and his sister spent three years in Siberia.  After five years in displaced persons camps following the war, Schneider immigrated to the United States in 1950 and settled in Pittsburgh.

CCAC–Boyce Campus is located at 595 Beatty Road, Monroeville. For more information about these events, contact Student Life at 724.325.6621.


About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 170 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers non-credit and workforce development courses to 30,000 students. The learning-centered institution’s mission is 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. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to 520 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit to learn more.