May 2014
In This Issue
Seven Tri-C students named to 2014 All-Ohio Academic Team
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Selects Tri-C Students and Advisor for Achievement Awards
Funding Change - Tri-C is embracing revisions to Ohio's state share of instruction
Dr. Terri Pope named president of Westshore Campus
Tri-C creates 3D simulation app piloted in anatomy & physiology courses
Tri-C Student Wins 'Olympics of Landscaping'
Under the Hood - Today's Auto Tech Students
Tri-C awarded grant to train 'Plus 50" workers for new careers
Tri-C Summer Camps for Children and Teens
JazzFest - June 26-28, 2014
Multiple Tri-C Employees and Students featured in Who's Who in Black Cleveland
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 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.


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Claire Rosacco
Vice President for Government Relations and Community Outreach


Seven Tri-C Students Named to 2014 All-Ohio Academic Team



Tri-C students Janine Hallbom; Therese Mason; Ildiko Yuryev; Gandhi Esack; Jennifer Gage; Kelley Moore; and Michael Wolf were honored as members of the 2014 All-Ohio Academic Team in a luncheon ceremony at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium April 30. 


Since 1997, the All-Ohio Academic Team program has provided statewide recognition and scholarships to outstanding students at Ohio's 23 community colleges. Read more...



Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Selects Tri-C Students and Advisor for Achievement Awards

  Student leaders and an advisor from the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at the Western Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) were honored in April for their work with the international organization.


The honor society selected the student officer team from Tri-C's Chi Omega Chapter to receive a Distinguished Chaper Officer Team Award. The chapter at Western Campus in Parma was chosen based on its exceptional record of leadership, scholarship and service. Read more...

Funding Change - Tri-C is embracing revisions to Ohio's state share of instruction


Photo courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Photo Archive

 Changes in the way Ohio distibutes money to state colleges and universities are posing a challenge for those schools, but Cuyahoga Community College is embracing the challenge.


With the start of the current fiscal year, on July 1, 2013, the state share of instruction (SSI) - money the state gives to schools - began shifting from an enrollment-based allocation to one based on student outcomes.Read more in the Spring 2014 issue of Tri-C Times...


Hiram College, Tri-C Partner to Create Seamless Degree Completion Programs


 Hiram College and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will offer seamless degree completion programs through a partnership on the Tri-C Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. Tri-C students who meet admission requirements for Hiram College can complete bachelor's degrees in accounting and financial management or business management immediately after earning an associate degree and without leaving Tri-C East Campus. Read more...

Dr. Terri Pope named president of Westshore Campus


Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) announces that Dr. Terri Pope has been named president of Westshore Campus in Westlake.


Pope had served as interim president of Westshore Campus since October. She replaced Dr. J. Michael Thomson, who is now president of Tri-C's Eastern Campus in Highland Hills. Read more...

Tri-C Creates 3D Simulation App Piloted in Anatomy & Physiology Courses


Tri-C has created an interactive 3-D simulation app that will allow students to see how stress affects the body. It debuted this spring semester during a pilot program in selected anatomy and physiology courses.


The  simulation offers students the opportunity to view and interact with the chain of reactions initiated by stress in various organs and organ systems throught the body. The app breaks down complex concepts into a visual format. Read more...



Tri-C  Student Wins
'Olympics of Landscaping'


Tri-C student Hayden Angelotta won the 'Olympics of Landscaping' by topping nearly 750 participants at the PLANET Student Career Days, a national collegiate landscape competition held in March.


His performance helped lead Tri-C's team to a fifth-place finish at the event, which attracted 65 of the nation's top horticulture and landscape programs. Tri-C finished just behind the University of Georgia. Read more...



Under the Hood

Today's auto tech students need to be computer savvy in addition to mechanically minded.


Students work with the Chevy SparkThink about an auto technician and you might conjure up an image of a guy wearing oil-stained coveralls as he toils under the hood in a dirty shop filled with dusty manuals. But that image is about as outdated as carburetors and adjusting spark plug points. Today's auto technician is more computer geek than grease monkey - and isn't necessarily a guy.

Read more in the Spring 2014 issue of Tri-C Times...

Tri-C awarded grant to train 'Plus 50' workers for new careers


 Tri-C was recently chosen to join the Plus 50 Encore Completion Program, a national effort to train 10,000 baby boomers for new jobs in health care, education and social services.


The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation secured a grant award for Tri-C to participate in the program, which is sponsored by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). Read more...

Tri-C Summer Camps for Children and Teens


Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) summer camps for children and teenagers are designed to attract talented, smart, enthusiastic youth who are eager to learn about a wide variety of things from cutting-edge technology to culinary creations.

View Tri-C's 2014 Summer Camps Brochure.

JazzFest - June 26-28, 2014


Tri-C JazzFest is celebrating its 35th anniversary wth a big move to June 2014, presenting three jam-packed days of concerts in the theaters of Playhouse Square plus free music outside on Star Plaza. Twelve ticketed shows and a host of free outdoor events will be featured June 26-28, 2014.


Learn more at

Multiple Tri-C Employees and Students featured in Who's Who in Black Cleveland


Correction - This article appeared in the January 2014 issue of this newsletter. Dr. Clara Jean Mosley Hall, Associate Professor, American Sign Language was also featured in "Who's Who in Black Cleveland" and was inadvertantly left out of our article.  We regret this error.


Read the full corrected article here.



Tri-C in the news 


Former President George W. Bush to speak at Cuyahoga Community College scholarship luncheon

The Plain Dealer - April 16, 2014


Global Corporate College, based in Solon, provides worldwide training for companies

The Plain Dealer - April 14, 2014


Trainco Inc. connects truck driving students with jobs at Cuyahoga Community College

The Morning Journal - April 12, 2014


Apprenticeship programs can lead to academic credit under new program

The Plain Dealer - April 10, 2014


POWs honored at Tri-C luncheon

The Plain Dealer - April 9, 2014


Tri-C students collaborate on children's books with South Korean contemporaries

Northeast Ohio Media Group - April 7, 2014


2014 Rock Off band CD now available for free listen and download

The Plain Dealer - April 7, 2014


Tri-C student faces obstacles like Oscar winners, chases dream of becoming flimmaker - March 3, 2014


Tri-C Hospitality program gets a new dean, and a new direction for future culinary students

Northeast Ohio Media Group - March 3, 2014


Corporate College, NOAA launch program to train, certify apartment managers - March 2, 2014


Mary Davis studies for years to become Cleveland's 'GED Grandma' - Feb. 28, 2014


Family military tradition put Duane Evans Jr. on path to Iraq

The Plain Dealer - Feb. 28, 2014


Tri-C to implement program aimed at first year student success - Jan. 30, 2014




Opened in 1963, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is Ohio's first community college and remains the state's largest, serving more than 60,000 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) 987-4804 


Stephanie Franz, Government and Community Affairs Liaison

700 Carnegie Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

(216) 987-3499