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PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County Educational Foundation was presented with a check in the amount of $181,778 from Prism Health Services at the company’s final meeting of its Board of Directors held at the Westwood Golf Club in West Mifflin on April 2. The gift will be used to endow three scholarship funds designed to support students in CCAC’s Nursing, EMT and Paramedic programs. This donation follows an earlier gift of medical training equipment from the community ambulance service which ceased operations in 2011.
According to Rose Ann DiCola, executive director of the CCAC Educational Foundation, the funds are critically needed, especially given the fact that CCAC graduates the second highest number of registered nurses among two-year colleges in the nation, and ranks in the top 10 in graduates of health-related careers. “The CCAC Educational Foundation is grateful to Prism Health Services for its generous donation,” she says. “Even with CCAC’s affordable tuition, our students often struggle with the cost of their education. By using these funds to endow new scholarships, CCAC will be able to help even more students in our community pay for college.”
Photo: Prism Health Services Board of Directors President John Palumbo (right) presents a donation of $181,778 to CCAC President Quintin B. Bullock, DDS and CCAC South Campus President Charlene Newkirk, JD.
About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)
CCAC annually educates more than 30,000 credit students through 155 degree, certificate and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. 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.