Justin Starr: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it's the Smart Choice!

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Oct 08, 2020 / 0 comments

Justin Starr started at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) in 2002 as a high school dual enrollment student. He took the bus from his home in Sewickley to Allegheny Campus, and earned his Associate of Science in General Studies. Later, Justin went on to get his Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science from the University of Virginia, and his Master of Science and Ph.D. in Materials Science & Engineering from the University of Florida.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Finding footing amidst a shifting ground

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Oct 05, 2020 / 0 comments

My Mom remembers where she was when President Kennedy was assassinated. I can tell you where I was in the early hours of September 11th. And most recently, for many of us, we can tell you exactly where we were when the news of the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsberg was announced. Sometimes the ground literally feels like it's shifting directly beneath our feet, the weight of the entire world feels as if it's crushing on those tiny shoulders, and it seems nearly impossible to even remember to breathe.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Cultivating understanding, patience, & compassion to navigate this school year

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Sep 07, 2020 / 0 comments

It’s September. Traditionally, we’re talking about student schedules, managing our time, how to embrace kindness in those new and often scary experiences, and approaching that chaotic last quarter of the year with a renewed spirit. Um, it’s 2020–this one is far from traditional. While we’re still talking about schedules, time management, kindness, new experiences, and that last quarter, it’s all sorts of different this time around. 

How are you handling it all?

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7 Great Degrees in the Medical Field

Professionals working in the medical field are in the business of health and healing. Many different professionals play their roles to help people maintain or restore their health. They include doctors, nurses, lab technicians, and many other specialists. They diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases. There are also those that conduct medical research that makes all this possible. Some specialists practice alternative medicine like Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Here are 7 examples of degrees in the conventional medical field.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: Adaptability is a Superpower

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Aug 03, 2020 / 0 comments

“The best entrepreneurs and most successful people I’ve ever encountered view change as opportunities. Every time an industry is adjusted and the terrain shifts, they don’t get on a soapbox and start complaining. Instead, they analyze the situation and determine how they can adapt, and act, in a way that leaves them better than they would have been if they kept trying to do the same thing.” 

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Teaching Law Overseas: How Feasible Is It?

It is estimated that 250,000 native English speakers teach English overseas. Teaching and travel are an appealing match, but while the majority of teachers working abroad elect to teach English, many people would prefer to remain focused on their area of expertise. One subject that this can pose a challenge in is law, given that every country has its own legal system and legal practice varies between countries.

Through the Eyes of an Educator: The Vital Need for Diversity, Inclusion, & Equity

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Jul 07, 2020 / 0 comments

'No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion...And if they can be taught to hate, they can be taught to love' - Nelson Mandela

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RyKai Wright: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... it will help enhance your academic goals, leadership, and networking skills

RyKai Wright graduated from Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) with an Associate of Science degree in Engineering Technology - Mechanical and an additional Associate of Science degree in Mathematics and Science in May 2017. RyKai's main campus was South Campus; however, she also took classes at Allegheny, North, and Boyce campuses to complete honors credits through the Honors Program.

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World Traveler and Scuba Diver Publishes Book for Kids of All Ages

Publisher note: We have long loved the ocean and learning about it! One of our favorite authors, Tam Warner Minton, is back with the second edition of All Fish Faces, a book we love and highly recommend.

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Courtney Seiler: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... I was given every opportunity to learn and grow!

Courtney Seiler graduated from the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)—South Campus in 2020 with her Associate's Degree in General Studies and transferring to California University (Cal U) to pursue a Bachelor's Degree in Communications, with the end goal of working as an Administrator at a Community College.

Courtney Seiler: #CommunityCollegeBecause ... I was given every opportunity to learn and grow!