Tri-C credits help Chante’l Owens graduate from Kent State at 19
May 11, 2017
Chante’l Owens will become one of the youngest graduates of Kent State University on Saturday, when the 19-year-old receives her bachelor’s degree in public health. Her accelerated academic track was made possible, in part, by Cuyahoga Community College.
Owens tested into Cleveland Early College High School at John Hay as a 13-year-old, where students complete their freshman and sophomore studies in a single year, followed by a dual-enrollment program at either Tri-C or Cleveland State University.
She chose to attend Tri-C for two years, preparing to transfer to a four-year university. Her long list of academic accomplishments at a young age drew the attention of a number of schools, both in-state and out-of-state, but her mother – a Kent State grad – encouraged her to attend her alma mater.
Though she switched majors from pre-med to health promotion and education, she is still considering medical school, and plans to continue her education this fall.
Owens’ story was featured on the front page of The Plain Dealer’s Wednesday edition.