Cuyahoga Community College Foundation
In the spirit of the season, the Tri-C Foundation gives thanks to the many generous organizations and individuals who support Cuyahoga Community College and our students. #GivingTuesday serves as the official start of the giving season on Tuesday, Nov. 28 and we are celebrating this worldwide movement by inviting you to participate and support student success. Contributions for scholarship support help to alleviate the financial burden of higher education for our students. Or, consider making a contribution to support the Tri-C Centers of Excellence. All online gifts received from individuals on #GivingTuesday will be matched up to a total of $10,000.
Eastern Campus dedication recognizes generous support to the Tri-C Nursing program
The Tri-C Foundation dedicated the Betty Rosskamm Lobby in the Health Careers and Technology building at the Eastern Campus on Oct. 30. Mrs. Rosskamm has been a steadfast supporter of nursing education at the College, and the Betty Rosskamm Scholarship Fund, established in 2012, ensures that worthy students can complete their education and use it for the good of their communities and their families. Mrs. Rosskamm was recognized with an Honorary Degree from the college in 2015. During the ceremony, Dr Alex Johnson noted "we are humbled and proud to recognize your contributions and legacy in this building through the dedication of the Betty Rosskamm lobby." She was joined by family and friends for a special luncheon and tour following the dedication.
2017 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon
Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer put the stars within reach for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) students by helping the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation raise $1.2 million for student scholarships. The critically needed funds — the result of the Foundation’s 2017 Presidential Scholarship Luncheon on October 4, 2017 — will help Tri-C students pursue higher education and achieve their academic goals. The dollars generated at the luncheon create scholarships that turn students into graduates and dreams into success stories.
KeyBank served as presenting sponsor of the luncheon, which attracted a crowd of more than 1,000. The spotlight focused on Barnes & Noble during the luncheon after the company announced a $1.25 million gift to the Foundation for student scholarships. The donation expanded a scholarship fund established nearly a decade ago.
Spencer portrayed NASA legend Dorothy Vaughan in Hidden Figures, a film that showed how a group of African-American women shattered gender, race and professional barriers with their brilliance and desire to dream big. The film proved particularly meaningful at Tri-C, where the College’s Minority University Research Education Project Aerospace Academy seeks to open career doors in STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math — for underserved groups, including women.
Scholarships made possible through the luncheon could launch the career of the next Dorothy Vaughan from Tri-C classrooms, said Megan O’Bryan, president of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. “Northeast Ohio possesses incredible talent,” O’Bryan said. “Providing scholarships and access to a quality education at Tri-C allows that talent to grow and be nurtured. There is no limit to what our students can accomplish if given the chance to succeed.”
Since its inception in 1992, the Foundation’s Presidential Scholarship Luncheon has raised more than $18 million to benefit Tri-C students. The Foundation awarded $2.9 million in scholarships to nearly 2,200 students last year.