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Welcome Alumni

Throughout our history, Community College of Beaver County has offered a variety of opportunities to many different people. Some of you began your journey immediately after high school to earn a degree then transfer or start a career. Others attended to earn a degree and find a better job or to learn a new job skill and earn a certificate. Whatever your reason for attending, you are part of the proud CCBC community. Take a moment to remember your CCBC journey, read stories from other alumni, and then share your own.

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We are always looking to hear from our proud alumni! If you are a CCBC graduate and want to share your story, call 724-480-3552 or stay in touch by completing our alumni form.

Alumni Success Stories

Our alumni attended CCBC during many different phases in life in order to help them achieve a variety of goals.  To read stories from your fellow alumni, click on the names below.

Captain Tim Baker

Boeing 717 pilot at Southwest Airlines

Founding president of CCBC's Foundation Board

Class of 1979, Professional Pilot and Air Traffic Control

“When I came to CCBC in 1977, I had a dream and lots of enthusiasm. CCBC took those basic traits and set me on the path to success,” said Baker.

He graduated from the Community College of Beaver County in 1979 with dual degrees in Professional Pilot and Air Traffic Control.  He was awarded the Multi-engine Scholarship by the CCBC Aviation faculty in 1979. 

“By adding the air traffic control degree to my piloting experience, I have a broader view of what the air traffic controllers are dealing with when I am working with them during my flights,” said Baker.

From 1979-1982, he was a faculty member in CCBC’s Aviation Sciences program and staffed the College's Air Traffic Control tower.  A previous president of the Alpha Eta Rho fraternity, Mr. Baker also led several CCBC aviation teams in national aviation competitions. Mr. Baker continued his role in educating future pilots through employment as a US Airways Ground Instructor, from 1981-1984.

In 1994, he earned his bachelor's degree in Human Resources Management from Geneva College. In addition, he holds a variety of FAA licenses and has maintained his Flight Instructor Certificate to this day.  After spending 20 years at US Airways, reaching the level of Captain, Mr. Baker joined his present employer in April 2005.

 

Alexandra Brooks

 

Community Education Specialist, Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Class of 2009, Criminal Justice

"I made a late decision to attend college.  I wasn't sure if I could afford a college education, but then I found CCBC.  As soon as I set foot on campus, I felt right at home.  The campus was just the right size, and so were my class sizes. 

While attending CCBC, I was heavily involved in campus life.  I had a work study position in the Office of Student Activities, and served as President of both Phi Theta Kappa and the Student Government Association.  I attribute much of my professionalism and leadership skills to my student leadership experience. 

After earning my associates degree, I transferred to California University of Pennsylvania.  I immediately took advantage of every opportunity that came my way.   I have no doubt that my experiences at CCBC prepared me for life at a four year institution.   While many students are normally nervous and unsure of a lot of things when they first start at a four year school, I felt sure of myself and confident. 

CCBC was a great transition from high school to college.  I got a great education, but never felt overwhelmed.   I was given so many opportunities to learn and grow.  If I could go back and do it all over again, CCBC would still be my first stepping stone. 

Today, I am a Community Education Specialist with Domestic Violence Services of Southwestern Pennsylvania.  While interviewing for the position, I found myself speaking more about my student leadership experience than my paid work experience.  As a student leader, both at CCBC and Cal U, I was given many opportunities to develop different professional skills, such as public speaking, which I believe attribute to my ability to perform in my job well. 

CCBC will always be a part of my life. Just as I am always growing and learning new things, I know CCBC is growing and learning as well."  

 

Allison Gordon

Paula Johnston

Paula Johnston was in her thirties when she started her journey at CCBC. With the support of her husband and two children, she took the first step in providing financial stability to her family by taking charge of her own future.

“The Community College of Beaver County was the perfect campus for me to begin this journey. It provided a safe haven for me to learn, grow, and develop skills that, at that time in my life, I did not know I possessed,” said Paula.

Paula soon found support on campus as well.

“The staff and faculty were eager to help me succeed because they knew how important it was to me and how badly I wanted to achieve success for my family,” said Paula.

After completing her degree at CCBC, Paula continued her education and received a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Leadership in 2008. In 2011, Paula and her daughter, LeeAnn, who is also a CCBC alumnus, opened their own business, Generations Photography and Specialty Shoppe, located in downtown Beaver. Their shop was voted #1 New Business in the “Times Best of the Valley”, sponsored by the Beaver County Times, and voted best of Wedding on www.theknot.com. 

“LeAnn and I both believe that CCBC was the best place for both of us to start our college careers and is proving to be an integral part to our success, as our business is growing and thriving in a challenging economy,” said Paula. 

Darren Moleton

First Officer for Republic Airways Holdings, Inc., operating in the Pittsburgh base for United Express

Class of 2010, Professional Pilot

“I didn’t have any experience in the aviation industry coming out of high school. Because of the short commute, low tuition, and in-state discount on flying, I chose to attend CCBC. [In the Aviation Sciences program,] student pilots and student controllers communicate with each other and gain experience in a real world environment at an actual control tower at the Beaver County Airport. CCBC was my path to becoming a professional and has made me marketable to most regional and corporate airlines. As a professional pilot flight instructor for CCBC students, I taught students in an environment that is second to none. Even though I didn’t come from a family with an aviation background, I’ve met people along the way who share my passion for the sky. They are all influences. I aspire to do the same for others with my passion. That’s what life is all about. Everybody needs a destination, and I will do whatever it takes to get people on the right path in life.”

Cathy Paich

Cathy Paich is currently Regional Vice President for Healthcare Provider Solutions for Xerox Consultant Company, Inc.

With over 30 years’ experience in the healthcare industry, Cathy represents the vision, dedication and creativity it takes to be a successful professional in today’s fast-paced, every changing and often unpredictable economic market.

She is a proud CCBC alumnus who received her Associates in Applied Sciences  in 1978 and American Society of Clinical Pathology certification in Medical Laboratory Technician and graduated with a BS from Point Park College in Healthcare Administration. Her first job fresh from CCBC, was as a Medical Laboratory Tech at St. Francis Central in Pittsburgh. She continued her healthcare professional career as the supervisor of Immunology at Sewickley Valley Hospital. Cathy left the hospital environment to expand her career as a Laboratory Senior Implementation Representative at McKesson and was promoted to Account Executive. In 2010, she was named Director of e-Commerce for Coventry Health Care where in just four months, she deployed the new provider portal and performed 67 seminars in 41 cities in 15 states resulting in 6,000 plus registrations, over 25,000 users and 400,000 self service web transactions. Her efforts resulted in over $1.5 M in sales over 2 years for the company. She also held a position as manager in the Healthcare Advisory Services practice of Ernst & Young LLP. At Ernst & Young, she utilized her clinical background by focusing on performance improvement, business processes and opportunities in the provider and payer space.

Her story offers encouragement, hope and challenge to all students starting on their career path at CCBC.

Justin Solobay

Emergency Management Specialist with the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of the Controller of Currency in Washington, D.C.

Class of 2005, Professional Pilot 

Since his time at CCBC, Justin Solobay, son of State Senator Tim Solobay, received his bachelor of science in meteorology from California University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree in Systems Engineering & Emergency Management from The George Washington University. Currently employed as an Emergency Management Specialist with the U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of the Controller of Currency in Washington, D.C., he serves as the continuity of operations program manager and provides support to physical, personnel and cyber security.

Since 2000, Justin has also served in the U.S. Air Force reserves as a crew chief on a KC-135 Stratotanker. He is currently assigned to the 459th Air Refueling Wing, Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. He has deployed for contingency, show-of-force, humanitarian, and training operations throughout much of the nation and to ten different countries. Some of his service awards include: the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Air Force Meritorious Service Medal, and the National Defense Service Medal. He has also received numerous unit level citations and state-issued decorations for leadership, service, and achievement.

 Justin returned on May 9, 2013 to give the commencement speech to the class of 2013.

David Weil

After graduating from CCBC, David transferred to Geneva College where he obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting. While still in school, he took the initiative to attend a Federal Career Day where he had the opportunity to speak with many representatives from the United States Government.

“I interviewed and accepted a position with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Office of the Inspector General as an auditor,” explained Dave. “I am currently working in Washington, D.C. in the Ronald Reagan Building which is two blocks from the White House.” 

The USAID has offices in over 88 countries around the world, so, although David is based and work out of Washington, he has been able to travel to many different places. In 2009, he spent three weeks in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, and this past year spent time helping out in Cairo, Egypt after the revolution. While traveling, he has also visited various locations in Europe including Zurich, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt.

His job also requires him to help write reports that are presented before Congress and he has attended many meetings on Capitol Hill and in the White House Conference Center.

“I must admit that this was not what I envisioned when I started CCBC,” said Dave. “But, as the saying goes, once you step on the road, you never know where the future will lead you.”

Vanessa Wutter

Staff Accountant for PGT Trucking

Class of 2010, Business Administration

“When researching several college options, I learned about the Academic Excellence Scholarship awarded to high school seniors, and immediately applied for it.  After being selected, CCBC became the best option financially. CCBC also appealed to me because of location and class size. Coming straight out of high school, having smaller class sizes made the learning environment very comfortable. This allowed for more professor-to-peer and peer-to-peer communication and engagement, which in my opinion, is key when it comes to learning. Campus involvement was very important to me.  The main club I was involved with was the Student Government Association.  SGA helped me meet other students and become actively involved on campus. Through this organization, I volunteered at several events such as campus blood drives, the CCBC Foundation Golf Outing, the CCBC Foundation HollyDay, and fundraisers for charity organizations.  I was also a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. After receiving my associate's degree in business administration at CCBC, I transferred to Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where I studied corporate finance and graduated with my bachelor's degree in business administration. The academic confidence that I obtained at CCBC helped me to expand my horizons and prepared me for my transfer to Clarion University. I believe self-motivation and dedication are the keys to success. In order to prevail, set goals for yourself and remain ambitious. With hard work and determination, all goals can be achieved!”

 

Request Your Transcript

1. Electronically Via MyCCBC

You will be required to login to MyCCBC using your username and password. Click on the "Student Tab" and then "Transcript Request".

2. In Person

Processing takes place at the Main Campus's Information and Registration Center (IRC), located in the Student Services Center. The IRC is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Friday from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

3. Mail, Fax, or Email the Transcript Request Form

Transcript Request Form

Mail:
Community College of Beaver County

Information and Registration Center
1 Campus Drive Monaca, PA 15061

Fax:
724-480-3569

Email:
transcripts.request@ccbc.edu

Transcripts are free if mailed. There is a $5.00 fee for immediate processing. The student's signature is required before processing of official transcripts.

For more information, please contact the Transcript Office at 724-480-3417.