Akili Maanda: All-Ohio Community College Academic Team
Cleveland resident one of 11 students honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Akili Maanda of Cleveland was one of 11 students from Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) named to the All-Ohio Community College Academic Team, which comprises top students at the state’s two-year schools.
The All-Ohio Academic Team recognizes student excellence in academics, leadership and community service. Sixty-nine students from across the state were selected for this year’s team on the basis of their outstanding records.
Tri-C had more students named All-Ohio than any other school.
Maanda, who received third-team honors, expects to graduate from Tri-C in May with an Associate of Science degree. He plans to transfer to Cleveland State University in the fall to study computer science and pursue a career working with computer software.
He is involved with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Tri-C’s Metropolitan Campus in Cleveland and balances a full-time job with classes.
Maanda joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:
- Eastern Campus: Kevin Jones of Streetsboro (first team) and Megan Nakasen of Euclid (third team)
- Metropolitan Campus: Shlea Williams of Lakewood (third team)
- Western Campus: Helen Feudo of Parma (third team), Mariana Feitosa De Melo of Fairlawn (third team), John Pesarchick of Hinckley (third team) and Linda White of Middleburg Heights (third team)
- Westshore Campus: Norhan Abdelmaged of Westlake (third team), Elsa McKnight of Lakewood (first team) and Adolphe Musanga of Brook Park (first team)
First-team honorees will receive $1,000 scholarships, while second-team members get $500 scholarships and third-team members $250. A recognition program for team members will take place in Columbus on April 25 during Community College Month.
The All-Ohio Academic Team program is supported by the Ohio Association of Community Colleges, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and Honda of America Mfg. Inc.
April 05, 2019
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