Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

04/09/2012 -- Three CCAC students named 2012 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars

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PITTSBURGH—Three Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) students have been named 2012 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars. Each year, community college students from across the nation compete for Gold, Silver and Bronze honors in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. The program is sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and is administered by Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

CCAC students Sara Lyn Geisler of Ben Avon, Erik Graybill of Wilkinsburg and Marylu Smith of Wilkinsburg were selected as Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Scholars based upon their scores earned in the All-USA Community College Academic Team competition. The students were judged on their academic rigor, grade point average, academic and leadership awards and engagement in college and community service. More than 1,700 applications were received for this year’s competition.

As a Coca-Cola Silver Scholar, Geisler will receive a $1,250 scholarship; Coca-Cola Bronze Scholars Graybill and Smith will each receive $1,000 scholarships. In addition, all three were recognized at the 2012 Annual Meeting and All-Pennsylvania Academic Team Scholar Banquet and Awards Ceremony April 2 in Hershey, Pa.

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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 www.ccac.edu to learn more.