Tri-C’s Tavia Pearson Named to All-Ohio Academic Team
Cleveland resident one of 12 honored from Cuyahoga Community College
Tavia Pearson of Cleveland 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.
Pearson, who received third-team honors, expects to earn an associate degree from Tri-C this summer. She plans to transfer to University of Akron’s Lakewood College this fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in social work and a career helping others fight substance abuse issues.
She is involved with Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Tri-C’s Western Campus in Parma. In addition, she works at Cleveland Clinic in patient support services. In her free time, she likes to play basketball and read.
Pearson 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) and Janice Willier of New Orleans, Louisiana (third team)
- Westshore CampusSara Alnaasan of North Olmsted (first team), 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 28, 2021
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