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June 2013
In This Issue
Dr. Alex Johnson to become fourth president of Cuyahoga Community College
47th Annual Commencement Ceremony - More than 2,300 graduates honored
Tri-C launches massive open online course (MOOC) to target students needing remedial math
Tri-C and AT&T Co-Sponsor Hiring Our Heroes Military Job Fair June 21
Tri-C Announces Dr. Ron Liss as new President of Western Campus in Parma
Eight Tri-C students named to 2013 All-Ohio Academic Team
Tri-C summer camps for children and teens
GM donates 2013 Chevy Spark to Tri-C's automotive service program
Tri-C launches Gateway to College Program to help high school dropouts earn diplomas and college credentials
U.S. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge hosts Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton at Cuyahoga Community College
Tri-C wins Award of Excellence from American Association of Community Colleges
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.

 

The past few months have been exceptionally eventful at
Tri-C.  Our Board of Trustees announced the hiring of the fourth president in the College's 50 year history - Dr. Alex Johnson.  We celebrated the achievements of more than 2,300 graduates at the College's spring commencement ceremony. Also, Tri-C has begun several new initiatives to help students reach their academic and career goals.

 

Learn more about these and many other exciting developments at Cuyahoga Community College in the newsletter below! I hope that you find this information to be useful to your work in the community, and please feel free to contact me if Cuyahoga Community College can be helpful to you.

 

Sincerely,
 Claire signature

Claire Rosacco
Vice President for Government Relations and Community Outreach

 

Dr. Alex Johnson to become fourth president of Cuyahoga Community College

 

Dr. Alex JohnsonDr. Alex Johnson, who led Cuyahoga Community College's Metropolitan Campus from 1993 to 2003, will return to the College in July as its fourth permanent president, the Board of Trustess announced in May.

 

"Since leaving his position as Metropolitan Campus president a decade ago, Dr. Johnson has gained vital experience in two very diverse community college environments," said Jerry L. Kelsheimer, chariman of the Board of Trustees. "He brings a unique perspective that is both internal and external, and we are extremely pleased that Cuyahoga Community College's continued growth will be carried out under his strong leadership."  Read more...

47th Annual Commencement Ceremony - More than 2,300 graduates honored

     

 

Tri-C GraduateTri-C held its 47th annual spring Commencement Ceremony May 16; honoring 2,354 gradates.

 

Honor student Rick Westfall of Fairview Park delivered the student address. When Westfall moved to Greater Cleveland in 2004, he promised himself he would go back to school, "when the time was right." Three years ago, he chose Tri-C because "it was very visible in the community."

 

A fine-dining waiter for years, Westfall decided to switch career gears and enter the healthcare field so he could help people. Read more... 

Tri-C launches massive open online course (MOOC) to target students needing remedial math

     

Student with computer Thanks to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation,Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is working on a national problem: getting high school students ready for college-level math.

 

Tri-C recently became the first community college in the nation to launch a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - free online classes to help high school students pass developmental math, also known as remedial math, before they enter college.

 

MOOCs, which are a recent development in distance learning, have the potential to make high quality learning content freely available over the Internet for large numbers of students. Read more...

Tri-C and AT&T Co-Sponsor Hiring Our Heroes Military Job Fair June 21 

     

Military Brochure PhotoTo help combat unemployment among military veterans and military spouses, Cuyahoga Community College has teamed up with AT&T, the Cuyahoga County Veterans Service Commission and U.S. Chamber of Commerce to assist employers and qualified members of the miliary community seeking employment.

 

The hiring fair will take place Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Advanced Technology Training Center (ATTC), at East 30th Street and Woodland Avenue, on Tri-C's Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland. Read more...  

Tri-C Announces Dr. Ron Liss as new President of Western Campus in Parma 

 

Dr. Ron Liss Dr. Ron Liss will succeed Dr. Patricia Rowell as the president of Cuyahoga Community College's (Tri-C) Western Campus. Dr. Patricia Rowell, who is retiring at the end of June, served as president of the Western Campus for seven years.

 

"I am very pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ron Liss as the next president of Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus," said Dr. Belinda Miles, Executive Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs at Cuyahoga Community College. Read more...

Eight Tri-C students named to 2013 All-Ohio Academic Team  

 

  

Tri-C All Ohio Students Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) students Bakhrom Ahmedov; Danay Johnson; Noel Nazario; Anthony Ruvolo, Sr.; Meri Surdoval-Fetkovich; Kui Wang; Brittany Wenzell; and Marcin Witkowski were honored as members of the 2013 All-Ohio Academic Team in a luncheon ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium April 25.

 

The All-Ohio Academic Team program provides statewide recognition and scholarships to outstanding students at Ohio's 23 community colleges. The All-Ohio Academic Team program is co-sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges, and its Ohio Region. Funding has been made possible through the generous support of donors like Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Read more...

Tri-C summer camps for children and teens 

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Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) hosts a variety of summer  camps designed to attract talented, smart, enthusiastic youth who are eager to learn about a wide variety of things.  Camps are offered in a safe, healthy environment and cover topics ranging from technology, science, culinary arts, photography, dance, and more.

 

Camps begin soon. Learn more here.

GM donates 2013 Chevy Spark to
Tri-C's Automotive Service Program

 

Students work with the Chevy Spark Cuyahoga Community College's Automotive Service Educational Program (ASEP) received a new addition to its training facility, located on the Western Campus in Parma.  A 2013 Chevrolet Spark is available for students, thanks to the commitment of General Motors (GM) to the automotive training program. The Spark is Chevrolet's first mini car for the U.S. and Canadian markets and comes with technically advanced features such as a Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and electric power steering.

 

"We are proud to support training programs that prepare the next generation of GM technicians," said Todd Dawn, ASEP program manager for GM.  Read more...

Tri-C launches Gateway to College Program to help high school dropouts earn diplomas and college credit

 

Graduates in caps and gowns Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) has received a $325,000 start- up grant from Gateway to College National Network to implement the Gateway to College program, a nationally recognized dropout prevention and recovery initiative.
 
Gateway to College is designed for young adults ages 16 to 20 who have dropped out of high school or are significantly behind in credits and unlikely to graduate on time. The program enables them to complete their high school requirements while simultaneously earning college credits.

 

Tri-C's Gateway program is in partnership with Promise Academy, a charter school sponsored by the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD), which already serves nontraditional students in Cuyahoga County. Read more... 

U.S. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge hosts Education Secretary Arne Duncan, and Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton at Tri-C's Corporate College East

 

Gasparro, Schoop, Duncan, Fudge, ThorntonU.S. Congresswoman Marcia Fudge hosted U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton at Cuyahoga Community College's Corporate College East April 19 for a roundtable discussion with local school superintendents. Topics discussed included improving education, raising student achievement, and child nutrition standards.

 

Tri-C Metropolitan Campus President Michael Schoop and Eastern Campus President Paul Gasparro attended on behalf of Tri-C.

 

Tri-C is pleased to serve as a venue for community forums. Elected officials interested in hosting an event at one of Tri-C's campuses should contact Claire Rosacco, Vice President for Government Relations and Community Outreach, by phone at 216-406-8821, or by e-mail at claire.rosacco@tri-c.edu

 

 

 

Tri-C wins Award of Excellence from American Association of Community Colleges

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Tri-C honored for its work in leadership and professional development

  

Cuyahoga Community College was awarded the Emerging Leadership award from the American Association of Community Colleges at its annual convention in April.

 

The AACC said that Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, president of Cuyahoga Community College, "has placed a high priority on a deep organizational culture of leadership and professional development." AACC noted that Tri-C has numerous opportunities for leadership and professional development, including monthly College-wide Cabinet meetings, which bring together more than 90 college leaders, and annual retreats for College leadership and support staff.

 

The College's Mandel Leadership Development Program was cited by the AACC as one of the most prestigious leadership programs at Tri-C. Since the Mandel program began in 2008 with funding from the Mandel Foundation, 134 staff and faculty members have participated in the year-long program. Read more...

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Tri-C in the news 

  

Tri-C in Parma will host international summit on conflict resolution education

Sun News - June 3, 2013

 

Plan by Tri-C to expand police and fire training center approved by Parma Planning Commission

Sun News - May 29, 2013

 

Cuyahoga Community College's new leader's experience is a plus: Editorial

The Plain Dealer - May 27, 2013

 

A Phased Approach to Network Upgrades Saved Tri-C Time and Money

EdTech Magazine - May 7, 2013

 

Math fears face a computer, a college, and a MOOC: Phillip Morris

The Plain Dealer - May 1, 2013

 

Culture Shock event at Tri-C blends nationalities, aims to defeat stereotypes

Sun News - April 27, 2013

 

Clipped hair raising funds for children's cancer research: Jack Marschall

Sun News - April 10, 2013

 





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
claire.rosacco@tri-c.edu 

 

Stephanie Franz, Government and Community Affairs Liaison

700 Carnegie Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 987-3499

stephanie.franz@tri-c.edu

 

www.tri-c.edu