Welcome to Alumni Notes! This is your space to stay connected with former classmates and keep them updated on your career, professional achievements and awards. To submit your news, email email@example.com and include your graduation year and area of study. You may also send your update to: Alumni Relations, Tri-C Foundation, 700 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland OH 44115. Notes may be edited for length, content and clarity. Thanks for staying connected with your alma mater!
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Ayanna Abi-Kyles, Class of 2015 currently works as a post-adoption program coordinator at Adoption Network Cleveland, where she organizes peer-to-peer relationship building opportunities for adoptive parents and youth.
Katherine Arenz, Class of 1996 earned her bachelor of science degree with a major in recombinant gene technology and a minor in chemistry and then proceeded to medical school. She is currently employed as an emergency medicine physician.
Eunice Cabrera, Class of 2015 worked at Tri-C while earning her associate degree, beginning in a work-study position. In 2012 she began working in the Adult Basic and Literacy Education (ABLE) Program as a program assistant. Since graduating last December, she is enrolled in Cleveland State University’s College of Urban Affairs, majoring in organizational leadership.
Deborah Drane, Class of 2003 went on to earn a bachelor's in business management from Ursuline, a Master of Education in adult learning and development from Cleveland State University and a Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling in 2015. She is now a licensed professional counselor and serves as as a counselor on Tri-C's Metropolitan Campus.
Valencia Collins, Class of 2013 is a women’s health RN at Cleveland Clinic. Additionally, she is currently enrolled at Indiana Wesleyan University to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) in the fall of 2017.
Suzie McCune, Class of 2015 is working at University Hospitals – Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospitals as an RN.
Richard Pulice, Class of 1994 was recently honored as the Ohio Hospital Association's Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year. The award is presented annually to an Ohio caregiver who personifies a leader, gives back to the community, reflects the mission and values of his or her organization and routinely goes beyond the call of duty. Rick serves America’s veterans as a physician assistant specializing in gastroenterology for the Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center and for the Ohio Air National Guard. In presenting the award, the association noted that he routinely goes above and beyond to help the veterans he serves at the VA Center by providing cutting-edge, less invasive gastroenterology services, educating and inspiring the next generation of physician assistants, as well as going the extra mile to ensure his co-workers are safe and cared for with the same degree of empathy he gives to his patients. Through his service in the Ohio Air National Guard, Richard takes his medical skills abroad to assist with global health concerns. Congratulations!
Krystal Workman, Class of 2014 Krystal has a bachelor’s degree in biology and an ACE fitness trainer certificate.
Public Service Technologies
Margaret Downs, Class of 2011 was honored as the recipient of the 2016 Cuyahoga Community College Community Champion award for small businesses. The award was presented at the College's Advisory Committee Appreciation Breakfast in July, recognizing her commitment to student success and community impact. She serves as a member of the College's Captioning & Court Reporting Advisory Committee and is CEO, Premier Visual Voice. Congratulations!