September 2012
In This Issue
About 300 former Tri-C students receive associate degrees through collaboration between Tri-C and four-year universities
Tri-C receives federal Upward Bound grant
Tri-C participates in grant program to help link low-income college students with benefits to help them complete college
Community volunteers can boost student success at Tri-C
Commitment to energy efficiency continues to pay off for Tri-C
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visits Tri-C
Hospitality students join Congresswoman Fudge at urban agriculture announcement
White House Deputy Director visits Tri-C
Tri-C in the news
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Dear Friends of Tri-C,

At Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) we value our strong relationships with our civic and community leaders, and have developed this e-newsletter to share information with you.

We hope this information is helpful to you.  As always, please feel free to contact me with any questions, or to offer feedback.


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Claire Rosacco
Vice President for Government Relations and Community Outreach




About 300 former Tri-C students receive associate degrees through collaboration between Tri-C and four year universities   


Students in caps and gownsIn the past three years, Tri-C has engaged in a partnership with area public and private four-year institutions to identify former Tri-C students who transferred without earning their associate degree, but have now earned enough credits at their new college to qualify for the degree. As a result of these efforts, about 300 former Tri-C students have been awarded associate degrees. Read more...

Tri-C Receives Federal Upward Bound Grant

Program works to improve Ohio's college-going rate  


Upward Bound Student The Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Foundation announced Aug. 24 that the College has secured a $351,500 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for continuation of its Upward Bound program. The Upward Bound program supports youth who are low-income, potential first-generation college students in building the skills and motivation necessary to complete high school and enter and succeed in a postsecondary education program. Read more...

Tri-C participates in grant program to help link low-income college students with benefits to help them complete college  


 Tri-C Eastern Campus

Tri-C is one of seven colleges nationally to receive grant funds to pilot a program to link low-income students to benefits to help them complete college.  Many low-income community college students stop before achieving their educational goals because of family or financial obligations. This program aims to link them with public benefits, such as food stamps or child care subsidies; which could help them stay in school, improve their employment prospects and become self-supporting.


Learn more about this program from the recent news article below.



Cuyahoga Community College helps low-income students find benefits - Cleveland Plain Dealer - September 11, 2012



Community volunteers can boost student success at Tri-C   



Cuyahoga Community College is looking for community members to work with students.  


The Community Volunteer Tutoring Program (VTP) is accepting applications from community members - especially those interested and qualified to tutor students in math, science and chemistry. This Tri-C program was made possible by generous support from the Kresge Foundation. Read more...

Commitment to energy efficiency continues to pay off for Tri-C  



Tri-C Metropolitan Campus Cuyahoga Community College's (Tri-C) energy master plan has realized more than $17 million in savings through the end of fiscal year 2011, thanks to significant improvements in energy and water efficiency.


In partnership with the Brewer-Garrett company, Tri-C embarked on a journey in fiscal year 2002 to reduce energy consumption. Brewer-Garrett guaranteed savings based on the energy efficiency efforts they put into service. Read more...

Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visits Tri-C  


Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visits Health Technologies Center Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur visited Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) August 23 to tour the Western Campus Health Technologies Center and Automotive Technologies Center in Parma; and the Metropolitan Campus Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts, Unified Technologies Center, and Advanced Technologies Training Center in Cleveland. Congresswoman Kaptur also toured the Hospitality Management Center on Public Square, also in Cleveland. Read more... 

Hospitality students join Congresswoman Fudge at urban agriculture announcement  


Metropolitan Campus President speaks at urban gardening announcementCuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Metropolitan Campus President Dr. Michael Schoop, Hospitality Management Dean Greg Forte and hospitality students David Thomas and Wayne Skala joined Congresswoman Marcia Fudge at a press conference announcing more than $132,000 in federal financial assistance for Cuyahoga County urban farmers at Regents Community Garden in Cleveland August 27. Read more... 

White House Deputy Director visits Tri-C 


John Gajewski and Jay WilliamsFollowing an engagement at The City Club of Cleveland, Jay Williams, Deputy Director, White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, visited Cuyahoga Community College's Unified Technologies Center August 31 to discuss manufacturing training provided to students and organizations. Read more...


Tri-C in the news 


Unlocking the potential of small business owners: Op Ed - Walter G. Bumphus, Penny Pritzker, and Jerry Sue Thornton
Cleveland Plain Dealer - September 8, 2012


Baker: Job Training in Ohio needs improvement
WestLife - August 22, 2012


Tri-C associate degrees for students who have moved on are a plus: Editorial
Cleveland Plain Dealer - August 7, 2012


Americorps project will help new community college students succeed
Cleveland Plain Dealer - August 2, 2012


Local community colleges, career centers wisely join forces: Editorial
Cleveland Plain Dealer - July 25, 2012


Community college classes at career centers help students succeed
Cleveland Plain Dealer - July 16, 2012


Successful Copley Township businessman embarks on journey to become a doctor to serve urban neighborhoods
Cleveland Plain Dealer - July 14, 2012

Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is Ohio's first community college and remains the state's largest, serving more than 52,000 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 four campus locations, two Corporate College facilities, many off-campus sites, and via television and the Internet.



Office of Government Relations & Community Outreach

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