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® Cuyahoga Community College Foundation Spring 2012 A Legacy for the Future Naming Celebration for Tommy LiPuma As Chairperson of the Cuyahoga Center for Creative Arts Community College (Tri-C®) Foundation, I am so pleased with the initial support that we have seen from the community for our Invest in People – A Legacy for the Future Campaign. Since announcing the Campaign last Donald T. Misheff, summer, we have Tri-C Foundation experienced great Chairperson support from leaders Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts in our community who believe in the College and the importance of building a legacy for future generations. On April 26, 2012, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation will Through the years they have witnessed celebrate a milestone in the Invest in People – A Legacy for the first-hand the service that Tri-C provides Future Campaign, with the Naming Celebration of the Tommy to the community – a skilled workforce LiPuma Center for Creative Arts on the College’s Metropolitan and affordable educational opportunities for citizens. The College is one of the Campus. The celebration is to honor Mr. Tommy LiPuma, Chairman community’s best business and industry Emeritus of the Verve Music Group and to express appreciation partners, delivering employer-responsive for his $3 million commitment. Mr. LiPuma is one of the music workforce training and education. The College is the cornerstone of support for industry’s most innovative and uniquely creative forces for more thousands of students who are working than four decades. His commitment marks the Foundation’s first to earn a better future for themselves named gift and the largest private gift in its history. and their families. The youngest of five children, Mr. LiPuma grew up listening to pop As Cuyahoga Community College approaches its 50th anniversary, the musicians. He soon discovered a new genre of music on the radio, Tri-C Foundation is working to ensure listening to a rhythm and blues station. He took a keen interest in that generations to come can begin their music, picked-up the saxophone and was playing in local clubs by futures here with the Invest in People – A Legacy for the Future Campaign. Your age 16. Before long, Mr. LiPuma was working as a record promoter, support will help ensure that Tri-C remains then hired in the Los Angeles publishing the place where futures begin for our office of Liberty Records, beginning his families, friends, neighbors, colleagues esteemed career in the music business. and co-workers. Please join your colleagues in the community and pledge Today, Tommy LiPuma is one of the most your support to this important Campaign successful pop and jazz producers of all that is serving the interests of our entire region. On behalf of the Tri-C Foundation, time with 33 gold and platinum records to thank you for your support! his credit, 33 Grammy nominations, and three Grammy Awards. His keen ear for the magic of what makes a hit made him one Donald T. Misheff, Chairperson of the industry’s most respected executives Tri-C Foundation Mr. Tommy LiPuma at A&M, Blue Thumb, Warner Brothers, - continued on page 4 - Investing in the Legacy of the Future for Our Community Nearly 50 years ago, Cuyahoga Community College made national headlines as more than 3,000 students stood in line to register for classes at Ohio’s first community college. This was the largest first-day enrollment in community college history and emphasized the need for accessible, affordable education. Since then, a lot has changed, but much remains the same. Tri-C remains the place where futures begin for our residents. Creating employment opportunities, attracting additional industries and building a qualified workforce have been identified as top economic development challenges facing our region. Tri-C takes pride in its many partnerships with industry, creating new training programs that enhance employee performance and operational success. As the Tri-C Foundation works to secure funding opportunities to support College initiatives, additional resources are necessary to empower the College to proactively Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D. develop new pathways to certificate and degree credentials that align with business President and industry needs. Cuyahoga Community College Cuyahoga Community College is invested in our community. We appreciate the long-term support of so many partners who have stepped forward for the Tri-C Foundation. As we move ahead with our Invest in People – A Legacy for the Future Campaign, we need everyone’s help to build a stronger tomorrow for our region. Please support the Tri-C Foundation’s Campaign and invest in the future of our community. Valerie and Lou Joseph Create a New Legacy for the Future: The Valerie and Lou Joseph Scholarship Fund Valerie and Lou Joseph understand the vital role education plays in individual lives. Mr. Lou Joseph, Tri-C Foundation Director, is president and CEO of The Brewer-Garrett Company, a company which specializes in energy services and mechanical systems. Together, they have made a commitment to establish The Valerie and Lou Joseph Scholarship Fund. The gift is part of the Foundation’s Invest in People – A Legacy for the Future Campaign, and will provide scholarships for Cuyahoga Community College students. Scholarship support is key to advancing the cause of access to post-secondary education and training for everyone. Providing scholarships helps students overcome the financial barriers to achieving their academic and personal goals. With an increasing number of jobs requiring an associate degree Tri-C Foundation Director Lou Joseph and Valerie Joseph or higher, the Joseph’s recognize that scholarship support is a priority for our community. “As a Foundation Director, I understand firsthand how important scholarship support is for students. Valerie and I are so very pleased to establish this scholarship fund to support the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation’s Legacy for the Future Campaign and help Tri-C students begin a new future for themselves and our community,” Lou Joseph said. With The Valerie and Lou Joseph Scholarship Fund, Cuyahoga Community College is able to continue its legacy of high-quality, affordable, higher education. We appreciate the Joseph’s inspiring commitment to Cuyahoga Community College and student success. Fall 2010 2 Spring 2012 Veterans Services Funding Important Focus Area at Tri-C In the current academic year, approximately 2,000 Veterans are enrolled in credit courses at Cuyahoga Community College, with nearly 100 Veterans enrolled in non-credit, workforce training programs, preparing for employment. The College enrolls the fourth largest number of student Veterans in Ohio. Veterans Services continue to be an important area of focus at Tri-C. Recently, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Eric Shinseki lauded Tri-C in a speech before the American Association of Community Colleges National Legislative Summit in Washington, DC. Secretary Shinseki noted the College and its distance-learning lab at the Tri-C Veterans Education Connection Center, in partnership with AT&T, located in the Louis Stokes VA Medical Center, is an Tri-C enrolls the fourth largest number of student Veterans in Ohio. example of how community colleges are at the forefront of providing high-quality and innovative college courses to Veterans and service members returning home. Bettie J. Baker, retired Associate Professor of Political Science and African Studies, has continued her generous support of Tri-C’s Veterans Programs, helping the College to expand its services at the Tri-C Veterans Education Connection Center. Ms. Baker’s support will help expand the footprint to cold war veterans and provide for service upgrades at the Center. Ms. Baker is a World War II Veteran of service in North Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Ms. Baker’s gift is very important to our Veterans of the Cold War,” said Rick DeChant, Executive Director of Veteran Services and Programs. “Her gift will help continue the important training at the Veterans Education Connection Center, first made possible with her support and that of AT&T. We are truly grateful for her ongoing commitment to our Veterans.” “Cuyahoga Community College is a valued training provider and economic engine within our community that prepares a workforce to meet the changing needs within our industry. I look forward to our continued partnership to provide pathways for Veterans to access higher education and prepare them to succeed in today’s economy,” said Susan M. Feuhrer, Medical Center Director, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center. The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation is also pleased to announce that support from RPM International, Inc. will establish a Veterans’ Services Center at the Brunswick University Center and provide outreach and student success services at the Western and Westshore Campuses. RPM is a manufacturer of industrial coatings and sealants for waterproofing and general maintenance, corrosion control and other specialty chemicals based in Medina County. RPM has been a long time supporter of the College and the Tri-C Foundation. With the support of Ms. Bettie J. Baker, AT&T and RPM International, Cuyahoga Community College can continue to provide our Veterans with increased access to higher education and enhanced support services to help them succeed. Tri-C Foundation June Event Named A Best Benefit of 2011 The January 2012 issue of Currents named Motown on the Lake, hosted by Tri-C Foundation Director Judi Embrescia and her husband, Tom Embrescia as one of the Best Benefits of 2011! While Currents covered more than 300 events in 2011, Motown was among 14 main events earning the publication’s “Black-Tie” recognition as “being extraordinary, over-the-top, and executed with excellence.” The event, held on June 18, 2011 raised more than $280,000 for student scholarships at Tri-C. Special thanks to the Embrescias for opening their beautiful home to the Tri-C Foundation and making this great event possible! Spring 2012 3 Largest Nursing Class in History Pinned in December In December, 150 nursing graduates – the largest class in the history of the College- embarked upon a new phase of their life, as they received their nursing pins and prepared to sit for licensure exams and begin their careers. Cuyahoga Community College is a national leader in healthcare training, ranking third in the nation for the number of associate degrees conferred in nursing among two- year colleges. The College’s ranking in the state of Ohio remains number one. The College’s Division of Nursing Education is committed to supporting academic success and increasing the supply of well-trained Members of the largest graduating nursing class in the history of the nurses who are prepared to meet the needs College celebrate their pinning ceremony at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in of our community and healthcare employers. December 2011. With record enrollment in nursing programs, the College is graduating more nurses than ever before, helping to close the gap on the shortage of well- trained, highly skilled healthcare workers. On average, the College achieves a passage rate of 95 percent or higher on the licensure test, well above the national pass rate of 82 percent. Students are required to pass the examination before they are permitted to practice nursing. Tommy LiPuma Center for Creative Arts Continued from page 1 Elektra, and as President of The GRP Recording Company and Verve Music Group. He has produced for legendary artists Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Dr. John, Miles Davis, Al Jarreau, Barbra Streisand and Sir Paul McCartney, to name a few. Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) has been proud to call Mr. LiPuma a friend and supporter for many years. Through the Tri-C Foundation, the College will leverage his musical genius and generosity to build and sustain the rich legacy of its music programs, preserve the legacy of jazz (contemporary music), and grow a supporting music endowment to ensure its longevity. His generosity will establish the Tommy LiPuma Mr. Tommy LiPuma mentors students in Tri-C’s Recording Arts Studio. Endowment Fund for the Center’s essential encouragement to LiPuma Scholars – Tri-C students equipment, music programs and scholarship receiving scholarships from the Tommy LiPuma support. The LiPuma Project will share his musical Endowment Fund. genius to further develop the College’s music programs, while he serves as an advisor and guest Cuyahoga Community College, the Cuyahoga speaker, assists in the discovery and development Community College Foundation and the students of young talent, and facilitates future collaborations we serve are extremely grateful to Mr. Tommy between the College and professional artists LiPuma for his commitment and support and for and technicians. He will provide mentoring and helping us establish a Legacy for the Future. 4 Spring 2012 Scholarships Are An Investment In Tri-C Students “I am attending Tri-C because I know I am capable of so much more in life. I am “I am beyond grateful so thankful for my for the scholarship scholarship, there that I received from are not enough the Tri-C Foundation. words to show my These generous gratitude. Thank you donors have brought for helping me reach me one step closer for my stars.” to enriching myself, TIA LEWIS as well as my Nursing community. My dream of becoming a teacher is turning into a reality.” “Without scholarship JASMINA DJURKA support, I would not Education have the materials I need to succeed as an honor student. Thank you for supporting scholarships for Tri-C “I was quite surprised students!” to find out that I had received a MELLISSA Tri-C Foundation JANOWSKI scholarship. The Veterinary Technology timing was impeccable. Thank you for helping ease the financial burden for me and my family.” BRIAN GARRISON Electroneurodiagnostic Technology “Not only did the scholarship I received assist me with my tuition, but the scholarship also let me know that my achievements in school are recognized and rewarded. Thank you!” CHRISTOPHER POSTON Law Enforcement Spring 2012 5 Guest Leveraging Community Partnerships with Tri-C Since moving to Cleveland just over a year ago, I have been pleased to discover what a great resource Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) is for our community. I experienced firsthand Tri-C’s resources and service to the community through a Tri-C/Horseshoe Casino Cleveland partnership last fall. When Horseshoe Cleveland began planning for the recruitment of job applicants for Ohio’s first casino, we needed a workforce partner and Tri-C stepped up to the plate. Tri-C devoted a significant number of their valuable team members to assist us with screening more than 12,000 applicants. Additionally, the Tri-C team helped us schedule interviews for more than 3,500 candidates which were narrowed down to 600 of Cleveland’s finest Marcus Glover dealer candidates. The Tri-C Hospitality Management Center was also the site Sr. Vice President & of our new hire training program, and we have hired several well-trained and General Manager Horseshoe Casino Cleveland eager students from the College’s Hospitality Management program. Director, Cuyahoga As we prepare for Horseshoe Cleveland’s grand opening, we will continue to Community College Foundation seek more community partnerships that will allow us to leverage Cleveland’s existing assets to further attract and promote tourism both downtown and in Northeast Ohio. Horseshoe Casino Cleveland is proud to call Tri-C one of our first partners in this community. I am especially looking forward to my tenure on the Board of the Tri-C Foundation, as we all work to enhance our community, invest in people, and build A Legacy for the Future in Northeast Ohio. Onward and Upward! Forest City Enterprises Increases Workforce Training Support Forest City Enterprises has been a long-term supporter of Cuyahoga Community College Foundation’s efforts to raise critically needed support for scholarships. With a giving history that spans over two decades, Forest City Enterprises has helped many individuals achieve their educational goals. Forest City Enterprises has generously directed its most recent gift to the Legacy for the Future Campaign toward the College’s Workforce Training Scholarship Endowment Fund. Recognizing the vital role that Cuyahoga Community College plays in Northeast Ohio by reaching out to members of our community and preparing them to succeed in careers that are critical to our region’s economy, Forest City Enterprises’ support for scholarships will help many individuals access high-quality training and complete credentials. Support for the Workforce Training Scholarship Endowment Fund helps address the need to increase the number of well-educated workers who are prepared to succeed in high-growth industries and fields such as advanced manufacturing, environmental/sustainability, engineering, and advanced technology. With large numbers of unemployed and displaced workers seeking training in new careers and students seeking affordable alternatives to four-year colleges, Cuyahoga Community College’s Workforce Training programs are critical for empowering the future of our region. With the support from our partners like Forest City Enterprises, Cuyahoga Community College will continue to build a Legacy for the Future. “Workforce training is critical to our region’s future,” said Tri-C President, Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton. “The support of partners such as Forest City Enterprises allows the College to deliver training that meets the needs of the region’s employers, preparing students for the jobs of tomorrow.” 6 Spring 2012 Faculty Spotlight: Rudy M. Stralka Tri-C Faculty Member Inspires Others to Give Back Assistant Professor Rudy Stralka’s relationship with Cuyahoga Community College began as a student. “It was the best time of my life,” Stralka says. After serving in the Army as a paratrooper, he enrolled in classes at Tri-C, becoming student body president. Once he earned his degree, he transferred to Cleveland State and then completed his degree at Baldwin-Wallace College, eventually earning an Executive MBA. Stralka came full circle when he returned to the College in 2000 as a faculty member in the Business, Technology and Math department at the Western Campus. He compares his role as a teacher to that of a farmer. “A farmer will plant a seed and watch it grow. The same philosophy applies to watching all my students grow…to be able to introduce new concepts, help students find new opportunities and career paths, and then go out in the real world and make a Assistant Professor Rudy Stralka difference – that’s what it’s all about.” Stralka has demonstrated his passion for the College in some unusual and creative ways, organizing fundraisers for the Citizens For Cuyahoga Community College Levy Campaign including a bowling fundraiser and jumping out of an airplane, collecting pledges based on the number of feet he fell from the plane. To support the College’s Invest in People - A Legacy for the Future Campaign, Stralka has included the Tri-C Foundation in his estate plans, designating funds to establish a scholarship. When asked what inspired him to make this gift he said, “my love of Tri-C and my wish to help students have the same opportunities I did, which changed my life.” The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation greatly appreciates the support of Mr. Rudy M. Stralka and all of the faculty and staff who generously give back to support student success at Tri-C. Medical Mutual Establishes Scholarship Fund Medical Mutual of Ohio recently established the Medical Mutual Scholarship Fund to help support our Nursing and Health Careers students. Through their generous commitment, the Medical Mutual Scholarship Fund will help increase access to education for students in nursing, pharmacy technology, health information management, physical therapy, occupational therapy and many other healthcare fields. The leadership gift is part of the Foundation’s Invest in People – A Legacy for the Future Campaign. “Cuyahoga Community College is providing the workforce training for the future of healthcare and is a national leader in Students in Tri-C’s Health Careers and Nursing Lab at providing quality programs and instruction that align with our the New Westshore Campus. critical industry in Northeast Ohio. Medical Mutual of Ohio is proud to support the College and Tri-C Foundation by establishing the Medical Mutual Scholarship Fund as a leadership gift for the Legacy for the Future Campaign,” said Mr. Rick Chiricosta, President and CEO of Medical Mutual of Ohio and Co-Chairman of the Invest in People Campaign. Medical Mutual of Ohio has been a steadfast donor to Cuyahoga Community College Foundation for over two decades. Based in downtown Cleveland, Medical Mutual of Ohio is the oldest and largest health insurance company headquartered in the state. Their support of health careers at the College is a reflection of their commitment to quality healthcare in our region. Spring 2012 7 Jazz@Tri-C Will Bring Year- Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland® Round Jazz to the College April 19 – 29, 2012 Jazz Lives Here is the new tag line for everything Monday, April 16, 7:00 p.m. Sunday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. jazz at Cuyahoga Community College. Terri Paul Samuels 4 & Tri-C Trio + Marcus Strickland Brothers Lounge - $15 Black Box at Tri-C Metro - $10 Pontremoli, Director of Jazz@Tri-C, is overseeing Thursday, April 19, 5 p.m. Monday, April 23, 7:00 p.m. plans to expand the jazz offerings at the College DownBeat Invitational: Second-Line Parade: beyond the annual Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland. The Salty Dog Brass Band Tri-C JazzFest All-Star Alumni The plan is well underway with the addition of and Shaw High School Mighty Band with Sean Jones, Cardinals Marching Band Dominick Farinacci and new educational programming and community Public Square - Free Jerome Jennings partnerships. In the Fall, the Young Visiting Artists Tri-C JazzFest High School Thursday, April 19, 8:00 p.m. All-Stars with Matt Wilson, Program (YVA) premiered under the Artistic Terell Stafford and Robert Hurst Esperanza Spalding Leadership of trumpeter and Tri-C alumnus Radio Music Society Tri-C Metro Mainstage - $10 Dominick Farinacci. The program is bringing Tri-C Metro Auditorium - $30 Tuesday, April 24, 7:00 p.m. emerging national jazz talent to Cleveland for Friday, April 20, 8:00 p.m. Ernie Krivda’s Thunder from the Heartland with Bobby Floyd, residencies in area schools, beginning with Smooth Jazz All-Stars with Brad Goode, Jeff Grubbs, Gerald Albright, Walter Beasley, Cleveland Heights-University Heights Schools. Norman Brown, Maysa, Brian Renell Gonsalves, and Bobby Broom Simpson and Peter White In January the Jazz@Tri-C Leadership Circle was The Hermit Club - $25 State Theatre at formed to support jazz initiatives. Comprised of PlayhouseSquare Wednesday, April 25, 8:00 p.m. jazz enthusiasts and community leaders, the group $45 / $38 / $30 Matt Wilson’s Arts & Crafts Black Box at Tri-C Metro - $25 is charged with leading advocacy, fundraising Saturday, April 21, 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 26, 8:00 p.m. and outreach efforts to support the College’s and 2:00 p.m. The Jack DeJohnette Group Jazz for Kids with Joe Hunter, educational programming. This leadership Chris Burge, George Lee, Paul Tri-C Metro Auditorium - $30 group will help to steer the College in its quest Samuels and Becky Ogden Friday, April 27, 8:00 p.m. Children’s Museum of Cleveland to establish Tri-C as a Center for Excellence in $5 museum members; $10 David Sanborn Trio featuring American Music. Becoming a Center for Excellence general public Joey DeFrancesco and Byron Landham will benefit the community by providing a new level Saturday, April 21, 1:00 p.m. with opening performance by of music programming that will blend academics A Tribute to Nina Simone Trombone Shorty & with performance and opportunities for personal with Kellylee Evans and Ki Allen Orleans Avenue Olivet Institutional Baptist State Theatre at growth and development. The Center will also Church - Free PlayhouseSquare enhance and strengthen the College’s music $45 / $38 / $30 Saturday, April 21, 8:00 p.m. exposure, development, and appreciation activities An Evening with Saturday, April 28, 8:00 p.m. for promising K-12 youth. Aretha Franklin An Evening with Diana Krall State Theatre at State Theatre at PlayhouseSquare PlayhouseSquare $75 / $60 / $50 $85 / $70 / $55 TRI-C Sunday, April 22, 4:00 p.m. Sunday, April 29, 7:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. JAZZFEST Ben Williams & Sound Effect East Cleveland Public Tri-C JazzFest SoundWorks Library - $10 Nighttown - $15 CLEVELAND PlayhouseSquare ticket office: 216-241-6000 and 1-866-546-1353 ® Tri-C Ticket office: 216-987-4444 Jazz Lives here For a complete schedule of all performances: www.tricpresents.com All Artists And progrAmming subject to chAnge. Sponsors: Proud SPonSorS: American Greetings; KeyBank; dominion resources; national Endowment for the Arts; nEA Jazz Masters Live; Cleveland.com; ohio Arts Council; roetzel & Andress, LPA; WEWS newsChannel 5; Anthem Blue Cross & Blue Shield; JAM Foundation; Margaret Wong & Associates Co., LPA; The MG International Group, LLC; Strassman Insurance Services, Inc. 8 Spring 2012 Granddaughter of Founding Board Chair Performs at Tri-C Concert Madeline (Maddie) Pollis, granddaughter of the late Tri-C founding Board Chair, Mr. Robert Lewis and Mrs. Joanne Lewis, performed a solo of the title track to Dominick Farinacci’s latest CD “Dawn of Goodbye” at the Presidents Day Invitational in February. “I wrote “Dawn of Goodbye” as a dedication to my grandfather who passed away when I was 9,” Farinacci said. “I tried to capture through music the innocent and pure kind of love we have toward a family member at such a young age, and how that love deepens as we grow older, even after they have passed on. When we held auditions, Maddie had a lot of soul in her voice, and I felt that she really understood and felt the sentiment of the song.” Madeline (Maddie) Maddie, who also experienced the loss of a grandparent at a young age, is following in the Pollis performance footsteps of her grandfather who was a vaudeville performer until the age of 12. “Robert would have been so delighted by the two young artists performing together in tribute to their beloved grandfathers,” Mrs. Lewis remarked. Tri-C Foundation Establishes Ernst & Young Scholarship Fund Honoring Chairperson Donald T. Misheff In recognition of his dedication and passion for education and students, an endowed scholarship fund has been established in honor of Cuyahoga Community College Foundation Chairperson Donald T. Misheff, on the occasion of his retirement as Northeast Ohio Managing Partner, Ernst & Young, LLP. The fund also recognizes his wife Cindy’s (a retired teacher) commitment to give back to the community. The Ernst & Young Scholarship Fund was established as a collaborative effort between Ernst & Young and the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and has been generously Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President, Cuyahoga Community College; Gloria Moosmann, Vice President, Resource Development and Tri-C Foundation; supported by company employees. Cindy Misheff and Donald T. Misheff, Tri-C Foundation Chairperson “Don is an exemplary leader in our community who has used his time, passion and life experiences to help others visualize and achieve their goals. Through his leadership as Chairperson of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, he has communicated a strong commitment to the importance of access to education and ensuring that individuals should have an opportunity to secure an education,” said Dr. Jerry Sue Thornton, President of Cuyahoga Community College. The Ernst & Young Scholarship Fund will provide a legacy to Chairperson Misheff’s strong belief that a community’s economic strength is supported through access to educational and workforce training opportunities. The scholarships awarded to Tri-C students through this fund will enable Northeast Ohioans to succeed in careers that are critical to our region’s economy. “Chairperson Misheff is providing tireless leadership to the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation and its Directors as we work to broaden our reach in the community and meet the funding priorities of the College. Our team has worked closely with him on the launch of the Invest in People – A Legacy for the Future Campaign. We appreciate his passion and dedication to our region and are pleased to recognize him for his many achievements,” said Ms. Gloria Moosmann, Vice President, Resource Development and Tri-C Foundation. Spring 2012 9 Responding to Workforce Needs There will be over 6,500 welding jobs in Ohio in 2019. Locally, evidence shows there are 171 annual openings in five welding occupations in Cleveland- Elyria-Mentor Metropolitan Statistical Area through 2016. The Cuyahoga Community College 21st Century Metals Joining Technician program will result in the consolidation of two non-credit technical programs to provide a multi-skilled technician capable of joining and testing metal assemblies, subassemblies, and final products. We are pleased to have the support of the Ohio Board of Regents that recently funded a request for Welding: Tri-C Workforce Training for the future equipment for the Metal Joining and Test Lab. We are also pleased to have the strong partnership of to offer a program that will prepare students for Lincoln Electric, who is providing access to essential these in-demand jobs. training equipment to prepare workers for in- Building for the Future... The Metal Joining and demand current and future jobs. “We are acutely Test Lab will be located in the Advanced Technology aware of the need for welders both nationally and Center being built near the Metropolitan Campus. locally. Lincoln Electric is proud to partner with The 50,000 square foot workforce training facility Cuyahoga Community College on this initiative,” will be completed in August 2012. The facility will says Mr. Carl Peters, Lincoln Electric’s Director of also serve as a training site for alternative energy/ Technical Education. Several other partners have sustainable programs, building construction and attested to the need for trained workers and to the construction engineering technology programs, need for this training lab to serve this community. and public safety programs and will also include The training program will prepare a pool of workers a business solutions center. Partnerships with the to gain the American Welding Society credentials Ohio Board of Regents, Lincoln Electric and others and fill new and replacement jobs. Training is for on the Invest in People – A Legacy for the Future positions that have average hourly wages ranging Campaign enable the College to continue providing from $16.66 per hour up to $43.07 per hour. world-class education and training and build a Cuyahoga Community College is pleased to be able legacy for the future. Tri-C Veterinary Technology Grads Score Top Marks For the second consecutive year, Tri-C’s Vet Tech graduates have scored among the nation’s top graduates on the Veterinary Technician National Exam. On average, Tri-C students outscored all candidates from the United States who took the exam. In three of the domains (animal care and nursing, pharmacology and anesthesia and analgesia), at least one Tri-C graduate earned a perfect score. When compared to Canadian schools, which boast higher average scores than those in the U.S., Tri-C graduates’ averages were higher in five of the seven areas tested along with the comprehensive category. “These graduates are continuing the Tri-C tradition of achievement in the veterinary technology field. We are proud to call them our graduates,” said Kathleen M. Corcoran DVM, JD, Program Manager, Veterinary Technology. Students in the Veterinary Technology program at Tri-C receive a comprehensive education at the Western Campus in Parma, home of the Vet Tech program. 10 Spring 2012 TRI-C FOUNDATION The Cuyahoga Community College BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS Donald T. Misheff, Chairperson Foundation welcomes new appointments Richard A. Chiricosta, Vice Chairperson Paul N. Harris, Esq., Vice Chairperson to the Board of Directors Louis G. Joseph, Vice Chairperson Catherine M. Kilbane, Vice Chairperson Katherine T. O’Neill, Secretary James B. Aronoff, a partner in the Thompson Kazi R. Islam, Treasurer Gloria J. Moosmann, Vice President, Development Hine Real Estate group, chairs the firm’s COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS Real Estate Capital Markets practice and David A. Doll Craig Foltin, D.B.A. serves as the Partner-in-Charge at the Kazi R. Islam Katherine T. O’Neill firm’s Cleveland office. He is regularly called Rob Reynolds upon to represent and advise real estate DIRECTORS James B. Aronoff investment trusts and real estate equity K. Michael Benz funds, both transactionally and structurally Jodi H. Bonda Gail A. Bowen to maximize shareholder and investor value. Robert P. Brandon Carole A. Carr James B. Aronoff Mr. Aronoff earned his J.D. degree in 1984 Paul Clark from Case Western Reserve University John M. Cooper Delos M. Cosgrove, M.D. School of Law. Jay Coury Steven J. Demetriou Jay Coury is the Chief Financial Officer Deborah V. Donley Gregg A. Eisenberg, Esq. and Co-Owner of Generations HealthCare Judith A. Embrescia Morton G. Epstein Management, with a primary focus in Heather R. Ettinger the long-term healthcare industry. He Ann Fisher-Yan Adam Fishman graduated with honors from Case Western Wayne Foley Denise Marie Fugo Reserve University School of Law and The Marcus Glover University of Toledo, where he earned a Edward J. Hartzell Daniel Hungerman Bachelor of Business Administration with David A. Jenkins Richard A. Johnson honors. Mr. Coury served on the Board of Dale Kates, D.D.S. Jay Coury Trustees of the Cuyahoga Community College Jerry L. Kelsheimer Patricia D. Kennedy-Scott District from 2002 to 2012, holding various Douglas A. Kern Thomas M. Laird, Jr. leadership positions. Gena C. Lovett James M. Malz Marcus Glover is Senior Vice President Kenneth E. Marblestone Daniel A. Marcus and General Manager of Horseshoe Casino Bernie Moreno Cleveland, where he is responsible for Joseph J. Morford, Esq. Robert J. Morris III ensuring Horseshoe Cleveland is developed Steven J. Oberfeld Tracy A. Oliver to maximize connectivity and economic Gwenay S. Reaze-Coniglio impact in the host city, Cuyahoga County Shelley Roth Daniel Saltzman and throughout the state, while upholding Gregory J. Skoda James A. Strassman Caesars’ world-class management Jerry Sue Thornton, Ph.D. standards. He earned a finance degree from Daniel P. Walsh, Jr. Vanessa L. Whiting, Esq. Marcus Glover Morehouse College and a Master of Business Lorna Wisham Margaret W. Wong, Esq. Administration from Duke University’s Joseph H. Wood Fuqua School of Business. Thomas F. Zenty III EMERITI William M. Hegarty, Jr. Andrew E. Randall Marsha E. Hughes Gerald E. Wolf Rena J. Olshansky Thank You to Outgoing Director TRI-C RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT AND FOUNDATION TEAM Gloria J. Moosmann, Jay Gardner The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation thanks departing Vice President Rini Grover Jason Abbott Michael Landini Director Henry S. Ford, who served since 2009, helping the Yvonne Askew Melanie Majikas Foundation to secure critically needed dollars for student scholarships Laurie Berendsen Natalie Bilokonsky Meghann Marnecheck Kate McDade and program enhancement and development. Michael Cade Jacqueline Owen Nichole Carter Julie Weagraff Sharon Coon Spring 2012 11 Saturday, April 28, 2012 ® Cuyahoga Community College Foundation Non Profit Org. 700 Carnegie Avenue U.S. POSTAGE Cleveland, Ohio 44115-2878 Save PAID CLEVELAND, OH PERMIT #3675 the Date An Evening with Diana Krall Cuyahoga Community College Foundation Pre-concert cocktails and dinner at Sammy’s at PlayhouseSquare, followed by 8:00 p.m. concert with premier seating in the State Theatre and a post-concert reception with a special guest appearance. Benefits the Music Scholarship Fund. To purchase tickets please call 216-987-4868 or visit www.tri-c.edu/foundation www.tri-c.edu/foundation • 216-987-4868 A COOL EVENING FOR SCHOLARSHIPS Shelley Roth and the Pierre’s Ice Cream Team host an evening of wonderful food, cocktails, music and an ice cream extravaganza. A special treat will be a rare behind-the-scenes tour of Pierre’s 35,000 square foot, state-of-the-art ice cream factory! Benefits scholarships for Tri-C students. To reserve your space, please phone the Tri-C Foundation at ® 216-987-4868 or visit www.tri-c.edu/foundation
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