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PITTSBURGH—Community College of Allegheny County Boyce Campus student Rebecca Stevens has been honored with a 2014 Newman Civic Fellows Award. Bestowed by Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university presidents, the award this year recognizes 197 college student leaders nationwide who have worked to find solutions to challenges facing their communities.
Currently in her second year of CCAC’s Physical Therapist Assistant program, Stevens is an Honors Program student and ambassador, serves on the Student Physical Therapist Assistant Relations Committee and is SPTA president of the Class of 2014. She coordinated SPTA member participation in nine community service events which provided nearly 1,500 hours of volunteer community service at 42 neighborhood and educational events. She has actively supported Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association events and has organized several service learning projects including the Help Give Thanks 2013 Project and the Winter Clothing Drive. As a result of her work with Help Give Thanks, Stevens was selected to provide a poster presentation at the PPTA Annual Conference in October 2013. In addition to this conference, she has participated in a number of local and national conferences including the CCAC Civic Engagement seminar, the Democracy Commitment conferences in Denver and Louisville, Ky., and attended Lobby Day 2013 in Harrisburg, Pa., where she met with state legislators to discuss the benefits of increased funding for community colleges.
A resident of Bellevue, Stevens has been the recipient of several academic awards and honors including the CCAC Boyce Campus Female Student of the Year (2012–2013); Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2013); 2012 All-Pennsylvania Academic Team; Honors Ambassador (2013–2014); Phi Theta Kappa—Sigma Omicron Chapter, CCAC Boyce Campus (2012–present); President’s Award, CCAC Boyce Campus (2013); and the Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Association 2013 Student Leadership Award.
Photo: CCAC Student Rebecca Stevens
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.