Tri-C Famous: Cheryl Kovach
#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.
Cheryl Kovach started her Tri-C career in 1999 as a staff assistant in the Academic Affairs department. In 2004, after a brief stint in resource development, she became a coordinator in the College’s curriculum office. Today, as director of Curriculum Development, she oversees the curriculum review and approval process and works with faculty to develop new courses and programs. Learn more about Cheryl — and the people and animals who keep her busy outside of work — in this week’s Tri-C Famous!
1. What’s something most people don’t know about you?
I really enjoy hiking, kayaking and canoeing. My husband and I recently went to Niagara Falls for a belated 20th anniversary celebration. The picture above is from one of the hikes we took along the rapids and whirlpool of the Lower Niagara River. I’ve been to the falls a number of times, but this was my first time hiking the trails below. We also walked around Goat Island and enjoyed views of the Upper Niagara. Hiking below the falls is a bit challenging, but it’s nice because you’re away from the crowds.
2. What are you most proud of?
My three kids. Samantha (20) is a second-year biomedical engineering major at The University of Akron. She completed requirements for an Associate of Science at Tri-C this summer and will graduate in December. Katrina (17) is a high school senior who competes on the academic decathlon and JV soccer teams and plays several instruments. She’s involved in the sports medicine program, but she’s still deciding on a career to pursue. Nicholas (14) is a freshman. He runs cross-country, plays saxophone and is an active member of our local Boy Scout troop, with a goal of earning the rank of Eagle Scout.
3. Tell us about your pets.
We adopted our lab-pug mix, Meera, through Tri-C’s Vet Tech program. She was rescued by the Portage County dog warden when she was about 18 months old. She was very shy when she came to us, but she became active and happy once she understood she had a forever family who loved her. Our previous dog, Penny, was also adopted from the program. My daughter has a pet rabbit named Chester, who is very curious. He loves to hop around her room, and he can even jump up on her bed!
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September 12, 2022
By Beth Cieslik, 216-987-4538 or email@example.com