Tri-C’s Sara Alnaasan Named to All-Ohio Academic Team
North Olmsted resident one of 12 honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Sara Alnaasan of North Olmsted was one of a dozen 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. Seventy-three 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.
Alnaasan, who received first-team honors, is studying nursing at Tri-C and expects to graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree this spring. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from the College last year.
She plans to transfer to Cleveland State University in the fall to continue her health career studies through the RN-to-BSN pathway program between Tri-C and CSU.
Alnaasan was a Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Scholar at Tri-C and part of the College’s Honors Program. She also served as a biology tutor, interned with the Women in Transition program and was involved with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Westshore Campus.
Alnaasan joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:
- Eastern Campus: Charese Harrison of Maple Heights (first team), Nicole Kaib of North Royalton (third team) and Isabel Ruiz-Flint of Solon (first team)
- Metropolitan Campus: Jameelah Johnson of Cleveland (third team) and Stellah Ottichilo of Cleveland (third team)
- Western Campus: Geri Bakushi of Lakewood (first team), Tavia Pearson of Cleveland (third team) and Janice Willier of New Orleans, Louisiana (third team)
- Westshore Campus: Kylie Cianciolo of Fairview Park (first team), Lindsay Gunn of Bay Village (third team) and Catherine Parchem of Westlake (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 19, 2021
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