Tri-C Famous: Catherine Rokicky
#TriCFamous is a bimonthly feature that introduces readers to the people who make the College work while providing a sneak peek into their lives off campus.
Catherine Rokicky has taught history at Tri-C’s Western Campus since 1992. Now a full-time tenured professor, she teaches courses in national, state and city history in addition to Latin American, Native American, African American and women’s history courses. When she’s not in the classroom, she loves to spend time exploring local parks. Learn more about Catherine in this edition of Tri-C Famous.
1. What’s your favorite weekend activity?
Hiking in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park. I’ve hiked every trail there! I also hike in the Cleveland and Summit County Metroparks.
2. Tell us about one of your hobbies.
I love to travel with my family — something I’ve really missed during the pandemic. I’ve been to 39 states, 28 national parks and eight countries. I’ve hiked parts of the Appalachian and Pacific Crest trails. My favorite trail is the Navajo Trail in Utah’s Bryce National Park. Other favorite places include the Chaco Canyon in New Mexico; Banff, Canada; Innsbruck, Austria; and Chichén Itzá, Mexico.
3. If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? What would you do?
I would either travel to Peru to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or hop in a VW bus and travel to the national parks I haven’t yet seen.
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April 27, 2021
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