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Christine O’Donnell: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... You Can Go Places

Christine O’Donnell recently obtained her Associate Degree in General Studies at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC). She will graduate in August with her Associates in Accounting. Christine plans on transferring to a four-year university to obtain her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She got accepted to Penn State University and she’s waiting to hear back from the University of Pittsburgh. Christine currently works full time and she’s married with four children, eight years old and younger. 

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Mike Kistler: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it gives you a head start on your future!

Mike Kistler is working on an Associate’s Degree in Business Management at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC), and is also currently a 10th Grade High School student at Pittsburgh Central Catholic. Mike volunteers with his Church, and with the local food bank during the past year. Read more about his experience below! 

Mike Kistler: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it gives you a head start on your future!

Michigan’s Sunrise Coasts: The Storm of 1913

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Jun 11, 2022 / 0 comments

Note: From 6/9/22 through 6/22/22, you can get a free 386-page PDF of Exploring Michigan’s Sunset Coasts. Go to author Julie Royce’s website at Click the button on the sidebar and provide your email. Your email will be deleted once the book is sent. If you like the book, tell your friends and suggest they get the free PDF or buy the book on Amazon. Better yet, if you like it, write a review on Amazon. Let’s promote Michigan! 

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How Does Your Vehicle Affect Your Car Insurance?

Auto insurance rates vary just as much as people vary. Two different people with the same driving record and the same car might pay different prices for the same insurance, because there are many factors that go into deciding the price of the car insurance. Since it is mandatory to have a liability insurance policy, there’s no way of escaping this expenditure. But you sure can save some money in the process if you have not bought a vehicle yet. 

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Tiffany Schmitt: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... Everyone Deserves A Second Chance!

Tiffany Schmitt earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from a different university in 2016, and decided to come back to school after a long hiatus. Up until just last year, she’s been farm-hopping across northern California and southern Oregon. Although she went to school for psychology, she found it difficult to break into the field at her degree level, and ultimately decided to do something totally different and adventurous!

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What Traveling Overseas Taught Me About Art and Beauty

An excerpt from This or Something Better, a Memoir of Resilience 
What Traveling Overseas Taught Me About Art and Beauty
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Debra Overcashier: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... You Are Never Too Old to Learn

Debra Overcashier is seeking a degree in Psychology from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC). She also earned an Accounting degree back in 1994, worked in banking for over 26 years, and retired from PNC. At CCAC, she is a member and Vice President of Psi Beta Honor Society and a member of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). She’s also the Judge of Elections for her local voting poll. Debra has been married to her husband for 16 years. Read more about her spotlight below: 

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Celestial Bodies Is So Much More Than a Love Story—It’s a Story of Light

Celestial Bodies is one of the most important literary works you’ll ever read and the must-read book of the year. It is gorgeous, nuanced, and full of healing. 

It’s a story of courage, chosen family, and how love—in all aspects—can help us heal and grow. It is a testament to the humanity in our lives, the joys of love, friendship, and laughter, as well as the challenges of trauma and life-changing events. 

Leavy writes light in every corner.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Transitions and Turning Points

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Jun 06, 2022 / 0 comments

In the northern hemisphere, it’s beginning to feel a lot like summer. While the official solstice is still a few weeks away, the unofficial start has already occurred. University students have left their campuses, many school districts are either done or into the final wind downs, summer camp packing is fully underway, and beaches will soon have far more humans than seagulls. 

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Read This: 100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die

If you've never learned how interesting Iowa is, now's your chance! We're so happy to share a new book by author Sara Broers, entitled 100 Things To Do In Iowa Before You Die. This fascinating book is chock full of cool things about a state you might not know much about (raises hand!). Once you dig in, you'll be amazed at how MUCH there is to do, explore, and see in this cool midwest state.