Tri-C Celebrates Academic Success of Minority Students
April 15, 2016
John Horton, 216-987-4281 email@example.com
Cuyahoga County Judge Michael John Ryan to speak at May 7 luncheon
Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court Judge Michael John Ryan will be the keynote speaker at a scholarship luncheon benefitting students at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
The annual Frances M. Franklin Scholarship and Protégé Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at Tri-C’s Corporate College® East in Warrensville Heights.
Ryan will discuss how a commitment to education can change lives. He will share his story of personal triumph, which includes a journey from Cleveland’s housing projects to a seat on the court bench.
The event, which is sponsored by Tri-C’s Black American Council, will also celebrate academic success by students. Nearly $50,000 in scholarships will be awarded.
The luncheon – now in its 26th year – 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.
Tickets to the luncheon start at $50 and can be purchased online or by calling the Foundation at 216-987-4868. The reservation deadline is Monday, April 25.