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When Community College of Allegheny County opened in 1966, it offered Frances Kralosky Dice an affordable opportunity to attend college full time.
A 1968 graduate who earned an associate degree in English there, she later returned to CCAC as an administrator, serving as director of registration and currently as an assistant dean.
Mrs. Dice of Hampton was honored recently by Allegheny County Council with a proclamation taking note of her 36 years of service to the college.
Mrs. Dice and her husband, Roger, sponsor a scholarship for CCAC students age 23 and older who are taking courses in education-related fields. She also is active in the community college alumni association.
• Council members also took note of CCAC's Big Read Day, which will start Sunday. Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God" is the book selected to be read.
The Big Read is a series of family-friendly events designed to promote literacy, reading and community development. The kickoff event, featuring a talk by Lucy Anne Hurston, a niece of Zora Neale Hurston, will take place at 5 p.m. Sunday at the August Wilson Center for African American Culture, 980 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh.
• Council made February American Heart Association Month in the county, honoring the Pittsburgh chapter of the nonprofit with a proclamation.
• February also was Allegheny County Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month.
• Members of the University Prep football team received a certificate of achievement for winning the 2011 Pittsburgh City league Championship.
• Council presented a proclamation honoring The Center for Victims of Violence and Crime, which held its annual Peace It Together program on Feb. 22. The event included a reception and Peace Partner awards ceremony.
• Wednesday will be Celebrate & Share Women of Achievement Day in Allegheny County. The event is linked to the national Cribs for Kids program, which seeks to provide safe sleeping environments for babies. Cribs for Kids is affiliated with 350 partner agencies.
• WQED Channel 13 will air the 100th episode of "QED Cooks" at 10 a.m. Saturday. Council took note of the landmark show with a proclamation honoring program host Chris Fennimore. Mr. Fennimore also serves as WQED Multimedia's director of programming.
• Council honored the 2012 honorees of the Prayer Breakfast of Champions, hosted by First A.M.E. Church of Clairton. The event was held Feb. 18 at the Georgetown Centre in Pleasant Hills.
• Council issued certificates of recognition honoring four police officers who are retiring from the county department. They are Patrolmen David B. Leffler and Robert A. Furgiuele and Detectives Timothy S. Haney and Mark A. Smith.
• Hilltop Hose Co. No. 3, in the Natrona Heights neighborhood of Harrison, recently named three new lifetime members. Council added its congratulations to Mark Cassoni, Fred Ottaviani and Jeffrey Balog.
• Ronald William Phillips, of Boy Scout Troop 225 in Bethel Park, was given a certificate of achievement from council after earning his Eagle Scout rank. Becoming an Eagle Scout is the highest honor in scouting.
• Council confirmed three county residents to serve two-year terms on council of friends organizations for two county parks. They are Susan Goughler of Natrona Heights, for Harrison Hills Park, and Albert M. and Janice T. Geniviva of Hampton, for Hartwood Acres.
First Published March 1, 2012 4:48 am