Tri-C’s Oktay Adatepe Named to All-Ohio Academic Team
Woodmere resident one of nine students honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Oktay Adatepe of Woodmere 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.
Adatepe, who received third-team honors, expects to earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in sport and exercise studies from Tri-C this spring. After graduation, he plans to transfer to a four-year school to pursue a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.
Aside from his academic honors, Adatepe launched a sport and recreation club at Eastern Campus and serves as president of the group. He is also a Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Scholar.
In addition, he helped bring The Voting Experience exhibit to Tri-C campuses last fall to register voters and encourage participation in the political process. He became involved with the effort after being named a Democracy Fellow with the Fair Election Center’s Campus Vote Project.
Adatepe joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:
- Eastern Campus: Yudai Yamamoto of Woodmere (third team)
- Metropolitan Campus: Jamillah Murdock of University Heights (third team), 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 01, 2020
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