Tri-C Celebrates Fall Commencement
December 18, 2015
Tri-C celebrated the academic achievements of more than 1,500 petitioning graduates during its fourth annual Fall Commencement at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17.
The College conferred 1,507 associate degrees and certificates of completion at the graduation ceremony. That’s an increase of nearly 4 percent from last year’s Fall Commencement.
“The economic vitality of Northeast Ohio depends on a trained and educated workforce,” said Alex Johnson, president of Tri-C. “The graduates of Cuyahoga Community College provide a foundation to build a better tomorrow in our community.”
The College also awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters to Betty Rosskamm to recognize her commitment to Tri-C, its students and the Northeast Ohio community. Rosskamm and her late husband, Martin, grew one small fabric store into Jo-Ann Stores — the nation’s leading fabric and crafts retailer. A generous philanthropist, she and her family established the Betty Rosskamm Nursing Scholarship Fund at Tri-C to make nursing education accessible.
Kenneth Dunn gave the student Commencement speech and earned an Associate of Science degree. Dunn served as a student senator at Tri-C’s Western Campus in Parma, where he spearheaded efforts to make the campus a member agency of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. He intends to become a physician’s assistant.
Tri-C began Fall Commencement in 2012 to accommodate the College’s growing number of graduates and provide an additional opportunity for students to celebrate their academic achievements.
Congratulations to all of our graduates and we wish you luck in your continued success.
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