Petru Poenaru: All-Ohio Community College Academic Team
Lakewood resident among students honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Petru Poenaru of Lakewood was one of 10 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-six 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.
Poenaru, who received third-team honors, is studying nursing at Tri-C and expects to earn his associate degree by December. He plans to transfer to Cleveland State University in 2019 to continue his education.
He hopes to use his education to launch a network of nursing homes to provide health care to the elderly in the United States and in his native country of Romania.
At Tri-C, Poenaru has been involved with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Westshore Campus in Westlake. He also volunteers his time at the Langston Hughes Community Health and Education Center in Cleveland.
He joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:
- Eastern Campus: Dylan Doyle of Shaker Heights (third team), Rebecca Groth of University Heights (second team) and Ray Watson of Mentor (first team and New Century Workforce Scholar)
- Metropolitan Campus: Kimberly Armbruster of Cleveland (first team) and Stephen Twum Barimah of Cleveland (second team)
- Western Campus: Alice Legg of Fairview Park (first team) and Amanda Lowe of North Royalton (third team)
- Westshore Campus: Jada Frye of North Ridgeville (third team) and Ameera Muntaser of Olmsted Township (third 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 be held in Columbus on April 26 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 12, 2018
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