Ohio Transfer Council Honors Tri-C’s Kimberly Liddell
Transfer specialist at Metro Campus receives award for work with diverse populations
The title on Kimberly Liddell’s business card — transfer specialist — barely scrapes the surface of her work at the Metropolitan Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®).
That could explain why the Ohio Transfer Council (OTC) awarded Liddell its Tom Vandermeulen Award, which recognizes contributions leading to enhanced relations among people of diverse backgrounds.
Liddell received the award during the OTC’s 2019 annual meeting earlier this month at Ohio Wesleyan University.
Details of Liddell’s dedicated service to Tri-C and its students filled a two-page award nomination letter written by Melissa Swafford, manager of the Transfer Center at Metro Campus.
“Her commitment and dedication to supporting the diverse student populations of Tri-C Metro and her community is evident on a daily basis,” Swafford wrote.
As a transfer specialist, Liddell helps Tri-C students moving on to four-year schools to pursue bachelor’s degrees. Much of her time is spent with first-generation college students finding their way through the halls of academia.
Over the past year, Liddell has been part of the effort to strengthen Tri-C’s connections with historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The College and the United Negro College Fund recently announced a partnership to help students learn more about HBCUs.
Liddell also serves as a mentor for Tri-C’s Reach Scholar program, which supports students who have aged out of foster care, and the Black American Council. In addition, she is co-advisor of the Metro Circle K International student group and has taught First Year Experience classes.
She is active in the community, too, and has spent more than a decade volunteering with the Junior League of Cleveland in a variety of leadership roles.
Liddell, of Lakewood, has been part of the team at Tri-C since 2009.
June 18, 2019
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