Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

03/05/2013 -- CCAC celebrates Women’s History Month with event featuring NOW national president

PRESS RELEASE
For more information contact CCAC Public Relations

PITTSBURGH—In celebration of Women’s History Month, Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) Student Life and the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion, in collaboration with the Beaver Valley chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), are hosting an event Wednesday, March 20, at CCAC–West Hills Center. Terry O’Neill, national president of NOW, will be the featured speaker. 

This year’s national theme for Women’s History Month is “Women Inspiring Innovation through Imagination: Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).” With this in mind, CCAC will kick off the event at 1:30 p.m. with tours of the center, showcasing programs and career paths—such as engineering, manufacturing, energy and the trades—that traditionally have not been pursued by many women. Information regarding technical training and degree and certificate opportunities will be provided.

Ms. O’Neill’s presentation will begin at approximately 2:30 p.m. and will be followed by an interactive panel discussion comprised of local women leaders who will speak about their careers in STEM-related fields. The event is anticipated to conclude by 4:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are requested. Email shansen@ccac.edu or call 412.788.7384. CCAC–West Hills Center is located at 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates 33,000 credit students through 155 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.