Tri-C Celebrates Academic Success of Minority Scholars
May 15, 2017
John Horton, 216-987-4281 firstname.lastname@example.org
Nearly $50,000 in scholarships awarded during Frances M. Franklin Luncheon
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) celebrated the academic achievements of dozens of minority students during a May 13 scholarship luncheon at Corporate College® East.
The College awarded nearly $50,000 in scholarships during the 27th annual Frances M. Franklin Scholarship and Protégé Luncheon, an event sponsored by Tri-C’s Black American Council.
Tri-C scholarship recipients, by category, included:
Excellence Award (4.0-3.5 GPA): Ibrahim Ahmed, Kimberly Armbruster, Kevaughn Blake, Kenath Copeland, Aissatou Diop, Blessing Emereonye, Reba O. Grace, Consuala Haynes, Faith James, Cire Jones, Pamela Kirks,Yai-Jahnee Lawler, Lovie Leeper, Sidney Perkins, Adekunle Popoola, Oluwatosin Popoola, Tyrone Rand, Christian Ratcliffe, Kebin Sam-Yellowe, Sharonda R. Smith, Burlin Thompson and Shawna Tighe.
Merit Award: (3.49-3.00 GPA): De’Shaun Adair, Kishma Adams, Karim Aouadi, Antasia Armour, Cherelda Bell, Christopher Bryant, Dawone Burns, Cassandra Campbell, Cynthia Cannon, Tiajuana Christian, Moneeke Davis, Natasha Davis, Teara Foster-Young, Charvonne Grant, Zalina Harp, Kourtney Harris, Jade Haughton, Heidi H. Hubbard, Shanita Jenkins, Brandi Johnson, Shauntel Johnson, Jayla Knight, Derrick Lee, Juwan Lee, Diamond Lewis, Chance Miller, Moses Ngunjiri, Raphael Ogunleye, Seydou Ouedraogo, LaVonda Patterson, Jamil Rahman, Erica Savage, Daijah Smith, Lore Smith, Shaniqua Swain, Glen Taylor, Malik Tutt, Kai Wade, Chelsea Williams, Shayvona Williams, Rashad Wilson and Monica Workman.
Outstanding Mentees: Dawone Burns, LaMont Graham, Heidi Hubbard, Adekunle Popoola, Sharonda Smith and Tawanna Tyson.
The Black American Council also presented its College Service Award to Rita McKinley in recognition of her longtime support. McKinley retired from Tri-C earlier this year after 39 years of dedicated service, most recently as director of student life at Eastern Campus.
The luncheon honors Frances Mason Franklin, an English professor at the College from 1969 to 1983 who mentored countless students and faculty. Proceeds support the Frances M. Franklin Scholarship Fund of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation.
The event is the main fundraiser for the Black American Council, which grew from a group founded in 1969 to support and encourage minority students at Tri-C.
For information on how to support the scholarship fund to help students complete their studies, call the Foundation at 216-987-4868. Additional scholarships will be awarded to deserving students in the fall.