Tri-C Famous: Kate Vodicka
#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.
Kate Vodicka’s Tri-C story started in high school as a summer jazz camp participant. Her talents as a bass guitarist were even recognized at Tri-C JazzFest Cleveland. Now she’s the assistant dean of counseling, psychological and student accessibility services at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus. Her passion is helping people find their purpose and a sense of belonging. Learn more about Kate in this week’s Tri-C Famous.
1. What’s your favorite weekend activity?
Spending time outside with my family — my husband and two daughters, and our dog, Penelope. We love to explore the incredible parks in Northeast Ohio.
2. Describe your personality in five words.
Caring, kind, empathic, patient, loyal.
3. What is your motto or philosophy on life?
Many people think life is linear, like hopping on a train and traveling from one destination to another. But it’s actually more like being the captain of a sailboat: It’s about charting a course and adjusting as you go. In my case, I went to college on a music scholarship, planning a career in that area. When I realized music wasn’t a sustaining path, I started studying education. After teaching kindergarten for four years, I obtained a master’s in counseling. I never would have imagined 15 years ago that I’d be doing what I do today, but I wouldn’t change it for anything.
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May 25, 2021
Beth Cieslik, 216-987-4538 or email@example.com