A New Era in Humanities Education Begins at Tri-C
Dedication scheduled for the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center
HIGHLAND HILLS — Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will usher in a new era in humanities education with the dedication of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center on Tuesday, Sept. 29.
The ceremony launches a center created to offer a unique liberal arts learning environment with programming designed to cultivate civically responsible citizens who will lead Northeast Ohio toward a stronger future.
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation and the Mandel Supporting Foundations awarded $10 million to the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation earlier this year to establish the center.
“The generous gift that has created the Mandel Humanities Center underscores the importance of the liberal arts and community engagement,” said Alex Johnson, president of Tri-C. “A new generation of Tri-C students will continue its education and enter our workforce with this strong foundation, and our entire community will benefit.”
The gift — the largest in the history of the College — established a permanent endowment to support the center and its initiatives, including a scholars academy for high-performing students.
It also created a chair for a dean of humanities to lead the center. Tri-C recently hired Lauren Onkey for the position to shape the center into a national model for engagement in the humanities.
The dedication ceremony will celebrate the legacy of Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel and express appreciation for their generous support of the College.
The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center will be located on Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills in the former Liberal Arts and Performing Arts building. The space is currently undergoing renovations.
September 24, 2015
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