Tri-C’s Shahzeb Malik Named to All-Ohio Academic Team
Strongsville resident one of nine students honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Shahzeb Malik of Strongsville 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.
Malik, who received first-team honors, is set to graduate from Tri-C in May with both an Associate of Arts degree and an Associate of Science degree. Next fall, he plans to attend Baldwin Wallace University — tentatively to study business administration and economics.
The senior from Strongsville High School currently attends Tri-C through the state’s College Credit Plus program, a dual enrollment system that allows teens to earn college credits while meeting high school graduation requirements.
In March, Malik was named a 2020 Coca-Cola Academic Team Silver Scholar, joining a select group of students from across the nation. He is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and student government at Western Campus.
In addition, he runs a small media company called Unbranded Media and enjoys film and tennis.
Malik 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: 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)
- 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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