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November 2010
In This Issue
Tri-C Veterans Initiative
Tri-C Again Named a "Military Friendly School"
Three Student Veterans and Employee to be Honored
Tri-C Opens Hospitality Management Center on Public Square
Dr. Condoleezza Rice Spreaks at Tri-C Foundation Luncheon
White House Hosts Community College Summit
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Dear Friends of Tri-C,

In anticipation of the upcoming Veterans Day holiday, this edition of the "Community Connection" begins with a focus on Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C ®) veterans initiatives; and concludes with updates on other current Tri-C news.  As always, there is a lot of news to share!


 At Tri-C, we value our strong relationships with our civic and community leaders, and have developed this bimonthly e-newsletter to share highlights of the many exciting developments at the College with you. We hope you find this newsletter to be a helpful way to stay "connected," and please feel free to contact me for more information, or to offer comments.

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Claire Rosacco
Vice President for Government Relations and Community Outreach


Tri-C Veterans Initiative

Color Guard PhotoSince its inception, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) has focused much attention on meeting the educational needs of veterans. To date, Tri-C has served more than 22,000 veterans whose service ranges from Vietnam to today's veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. 

This fall, there are more than 1,000 student veterans attending
Tri-C. More...

Military Brochure Photo

Tri-C Again Named a "Military Friendly School"

 G.I. Jobs named Tri-C to its 2011 Military Friendly Schools list. This is the second consecutive year
Tri-C has earned the honor.

The list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America's veterans as students. More...

Three Tri-C Student Veterans and Tri-C Employee to be Honored

Daniel Derrwaldt         Spencer Sharp            Arnaldo Torres

Three Tri-C student veterans will be honored at a Veterans Day ceremony at Cleveland City Hall - Eastern Campus student Daniel Derrwaldt; Metropolitan Campus student Spencer Sharp; and Western Campus student Arnaldo J. Torres.  More...

HMC Bread Stick Cutting

Tri-C Opens Hospitality Management Center on Public Square 
With a ceremonial "bread stick cutting" Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) officially opened its new Hospitality Management Center (HMC) Tuesday, October 5th. 
Located in the heart of downtown Cleveland on Public Square, the Hospitality Management Center is a cutting-edge 25,000 square-foot facility that will contribute to the region's economic resurgence by training students for rewarding careers in the growing hospitality industry. More...

Dr. Condoleeza RiceDr. Condoleezza Rice Speaks at Tri-C Foundation Luncheon 

More than 1,200 guests attended the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation Presidential Scholarship Luncheon October 21 to hear a keynote address from Dr. Condoleeza Rice, former U.S. Secretary of State.  More...

White House Summit

White House Hosts Community College Summit

At the request of President Obama, Dr. Jill Biden convened the first-ever White House Summit on Community Colleges Tuesday, October 5. Community college, government , business and philanthropic leaders from around the country were in attendance - including Cuyahoga Community College President Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton.
The Summit was convened to discuss the critical role community colleges play in achieving the President's goal that the U.S. again lead the world with the highest proportion of college graduates by 2020.
Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is Ohio's first community college and remains the state's largest, serving more than 55,000 students each year. More than 900,000 county residents have come through Tri-C's doors.

The college offers two-year associate degrees, certificate programs, and the first two years of a baccalaureate degree. The curriculum includes over 1,000 credit courses in more than 140 career, certificate and university transfer programs. 

Courses are offered at three campus locations, two Corporate College® facilities, many off-campus sites, and via television and the Internet.

Office of Government Relations & Community Affairs

Claire Rosacco, Vice President

700 Carnegie Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 406-8821 


Stephanie Franz, Government Affairs Liaison

700 Carnegie Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 987-3499