Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

10/23/2013 -- CCAC students receive prestigious Pittsburgh Promise scholarships

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Two Community College of Allegheny County students have been awarded scholarships from the Executive Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise program. Dillon Secilia and Joseph King were named as Executive Scholars within The Pittsburgh Promise’s BNY Mellon Scholars and Mylan Scholars programs, respectively.

Secilia is a first-year, full-time student at CCAC Allegheny Campus studying Business and Accounting. He is a Knoxville resident and a high honors graduate of Pittsburgh Carrick High School, where he participated and excelled in Carrick’s Finance Tech program. King is a first-year, full-time student at CCAC Allegheny Campus as well, studying Biotechnology. He is a resident of the City of Pittsburgh’s California-Kirkbride neighborhood and a Pittsburgh Perry graduate, where he participated in the STEM Summer Academy and received the Allegheny War Memorial Scholarship. 

“We are proud of Dillon and Joseph for their continuous commitment to academics and for their determination to become outstanding contributors to our regional workforce,” said Roslynne Wilson, director of Specialized Services. “CCAC is pleased to help them achieve their ambitions and foster their growth.”

The Executive Scholars of The Pittsburgh Promise is a scholarship program that permanently creates a named scholarship for companies that support The Promise at a minimum level of $1 million. This year, eight companies have scholarships endowed in their names. Students named to the Executive Scholars program are matched with a company whose mission and workforce align with the student’s field of study.

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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 noncredit and workforce development courses to nearly 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.