Tri-C’s Jamillah Murdock Named to All-Ohio Academic Team
University Heights resident one of nine honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Jamillah Murdock of University Heights was one of nine 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-eight 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.
Murdock, who received third-team honors, expects to graduate from Tri-C in December with an Associate of Arts degree. After graduation, she plans to transfer to Cleveland State University to pursue a degree in information systems.
Her passion is teaching, and she plans on teaching adults basic to advanced computer skills. “I want to help close the digital divide,” she said.
She is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter at Metropolitan Campus and participates in the College’s Honors Program. Her success at Tri-C comes more than two decades after she took her first college class while living in California.
Murdock joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:
- Eastern Campus: Oktay Adatepe of Woodmere (third team) and Yudai Yamamoto of Woodmere (third team)
- Metropolitan Campus: Andrea Searcy of Cleveland (third team) and Samantha Stauffer of North Olmsted (third team)
- Western Campus: Macon Hoover of Brunswick (third team) and Shahzeb Malik of Strongsville (first team)
- Westshore Campus: Joseph Dzingeleski of Lakewood (first team) and Matthew Phillips of North Ridgeville (third team)
First-team honorees will receive $1,000 scholarships, while second-team members get $500 scholarships and third-team members $250. Team members are recognized by the state in April as part of 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 03, 2020
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