Higher Education

Emilee Skutt of Westlake receives Tri-C Honors Program Fellowship

Emilee Skutt of Westlake has been selected for a Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Honors Program Fellowship, which offers high-achieving students scholarships to cover tuition, fees and books as they work toward an associate degree.

Skutt signed a commitment letter with the College during an Aug. 2 ceremony at Tri-C’s Jerry Sue Thornton Center in Cleveland. The scholarship – funded by the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation – is valued at up to $4,250 per academic year.

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Volume 9, Issue 16, Posted 10:16 AM, 08.15.2017

A new name at Tri-C Westshore Campus

The renaming of a Westshore Campus building will recognize Medical Mutual of Ohio for its longstanding support of Cuyahoga Community College, its students and programs.

Tri-C will dedicate the Medical Mutual Health Careers and Sciences Building at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 3. The building serves as the academic hub of the Westshore Campus.

“The new name reflects the enduring impact Medical Mutual has made on educational and workforce training programs at the College, particularly in the field of health care,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said.

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 9:33 AM, 08.01.2017

Tri-C opens registration for Women in Transition program

The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College will launch its fall session at Corporate College West on Aug. 21.

The free program empowers women in their pursuit of education, training and a career. Participants build confidence and skills through classes on personal development, career exploration and financial and computer literacy.

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Volume 9, Issue 15, Posted 9:32 AM, 08.01.2017

Tri-C Foundation honors Westlake's Louis Joseph for distinguished service

The Cuyahoga Community College Foundation board of directors awarded its 2017 Heath Oliver Distinguished Director Award to Louis G. Joseph in recognition of his exemplary service to the college and its students for more than a decade.

Joseph, president and CEO of The Brewer-Garrett Company, joined the Foundation board in 2001 and dedicated himself to making higher education accessible to residents of Northeast Ohio.

The Westlake resident and his wife established a scholarship fund with the Foundation in 2012 to help degree-seeking students meet their academic goals at Tri-C. The Valerie & Lou Joseph Endowed Scholarship Fund supports students in the College’s Honors Program Fellowship.

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Volume 9, Issue 13, Posted 9:34 AM, 07.05.2017

Power move: Local residents graduate from utility training program at Tri-C

Ryan Ladegaard of Bay Village and Jeremy Simon of Westlake have been hired by FirstEnergy Corp. after graduating from the company’s utility worker training program at Cuyahoga Community College.

Ladegaard and Simon were among 22 graduates in the first class since FirstEnergy reinstituted the Power Systems Institute (PSI) training program at Tri-C in 2014.

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Volume 9, Issue 13, Posted 9:33 AM, 07.05.2017

Westlake, Bay residents teach 'culturally competent' business courses

Westlake residents Phil Belzunce and Lalei Gutierrez and Bay Village resident Steve Slane will teach courses of vital interest to our community as part of a new initiative at Cleveland State University's West Center in Westlake. Professionals in the 21st century need a combination of smarts, emotional intelligence and cultural competence to address the often complex issues they face while also meeting the needs of an increasingly diverse workforce and clientele. 

The interactive courses will address topics such as what to do about unconscious bias in the workplace to honoring religions and spiritual needs in the workplace. These courses are part of a new series of continuing education and professional development classes focused on enriching northeast Ohio professionals’ capacity to engage appropriately and more healthfully around differences in all permutations.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 9:14 AM, 04.04.2017

Tri-C Corporate College West to screen documentary on Middle Eastern immigrants

"A Thousand and One Journeys: The Arab Americans," a documentary on the contributions of Middle Eastern immigrants to the United States, will be screened from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, at the Corporate College West facility of Cuyahoga Community College.

Filmmaker Abe Kasbo will attend the showing and participate in a question-and-answer session with the audience. The movie, released in 2015, tells the stories of immigrants from the Middle East, North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula who left their homeland in pursuit of the American Dream.

“Arab Americans have proudly ventured beyond their ethnicity, language and religion to make noteworthy contribution to both the immigrant experience and ultimately the American experience,” Kasbo said. “They served this nation with significant contributions throughout the spectrum of society – as politicians and public servants, entertainers, physicians, business leaders and educators. It is this extraordinary and uniquely American story of people and places that must be told.”

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 10:20 AM, 03.21.2017

Meet the Romanovs in Westlake this spring

The Case Western Reserve University Off-Campus Studies program will study Nicholas and Alexandra with leader-teacher Betty Zak on Thursdays, March 23 to May 11, 10:00-11:30 a.m., at Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road.

Nicholas and Alexandra have been called saints, innocent victims, harbingers of revolution among many other names. What really happened? Was it a love that extended beyond each other? Was it a love that ended an empire? Discover their passion, their strengths and their weaknesses in a new light. We begin with the traditional reading of Robert Massie's "Nicholas and Alexandra" followed by summaries of newly Russian released documents involving Rasputin, Alex and Nicky and Alexandra's lady-in-waiting. We'll then extrapolate possibilities through our second book, "The Kitchen Boy: A Novel of the Last Tsar," by Robert Alexander.

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 10:16 AM, 03.21.2017

Tri-C examines cultural understanding through artistic expression

The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College will explore how art can be used to share culture and promote unity during the next session of its "Learning for Life" lecture series.

The free program begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, in room 112 of Westshore Campus. The program will be led by Hector Castellanos Lara, a community leader, artist and organizer. Lara works with diverse populations to show how art transcends borders through individual expression.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 9:27 AM, 03.07.2017

Tri-C Westshore hosts College Credit Plus information night

Learn how teens can earn college credit at no cost while in high school or middle school during a College Credit Plus Information Night from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, at the Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College.

The College Credit Plus program allows qualified students to take a single course or enroll full time at Tri-C while working toward their high school diploma. Successfully completed coursework counts as both college and high school credit. The state-funded program covers tuition and books at little to no cost for families, providing students a head start on degree attainment while reducing future college debt.

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 9:33 AM, 03.07.2017

Tri-C Westshore explores Hispanic customs

The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College will explore the vibrant Hispanic culture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 15, as part of its Learning for Life lecture series.

The free program will examine Hispanic customs through dance, music, language and culinary traditions while addressing how cultural misconceptions can affect relationships and communities. The session will be led by Alia Almashni, who works with Northeast Ohio businesses and organizations to teach cultural understanding. Almashni grew up in Puerto Rico and has taught Spanish at Tri-C since 2010.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 9:55 AM, 02.07.2017

Visit Tri-Cís Westshore Campus on Presidents Day

The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College will host campus visits from 10-11 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. on Presidents Day, which is Monday, Feb. 20.

Both free sessions include an enrollment presentation and campus tour, providing prospective students an opportunity to learn about the many degree and certificate programs at Tri-C.

Westshore Campus is located at 31001 Clemens Road in Westlake. For more information or to register, go to www.tri-c.edu/visit.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 9:55 AM, 02.07.2017

Booker Prize winners in Westlake this winter

Case Western Reserve University's Off-Campus Studies program is offering a course on “English Booker Prize Winners” with leader-teacher Joseph Jacoby on Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Jan. 19-March 9, 2017 at Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road.

The Man Booker Prize has been awarded each year since 1969 to the best original full-length novel, written in the English language, by a citizen of the Commonwealth of Nations or the Republic of Ireland. In 2014, it was opened for the first time to any work published in the United Kingdom and in the English language. The winner of the Man Booker Prize is generally assured of international renown and success; therefore, the prize is of great significance for the book trade.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 10:12 AM, 01.10.2017

Tri-Cís Women in Transition program open for registration

The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College will launch a new session at Corporate College West on Jan. 17.

The free program uses education and training to empower women at a life crossroads. Participants build confidence and self-esteem through classes on personal development, career exploration and financial and computer literacy.

The course is designed to assist women in transitional periods of their lives, such as a career change or return to the workforce. The eight-week, non-credit program is free and open to the public.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 10:16 AM, 01.10.2017

Westlake culinary student a finalist in ice cream challenge

Culinary student Angel Betancourt found inspiration in his Puerto Rican heritage while creating an entry for the Pierre’s Ice Cream Challenge at Cuyahoga Community College.

Betancourt was one of five finalists in the dessert competition with a cool treat featuring Pierre’s Mango Sorbet and Passion Fruit Sorbet, toasted coconut and twice-fried plantains covered in dark chocolate.

“Food represents something,” said Betancourt, 64, of Westlake. “It’s part of who we are.”

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Volume 8, Issue 21, Posted 10:08 AM, 11.01.2016

Tri-C Westshore hosts Oct. 15 open house

Cuyahoga Community College will host an open house on Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, at its Westshore Campus, located at 31001 Clemens Road in Westlake.

The open house provides prospective students an opportunity to discuss academic programs with faculty and counselors; learn more about enrollment, financial aid and scholarships; explore student services; and tour the facilities.

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Volume 8, Issue 19, Posted 9:03 AM, 10.04.2016

Westlake book group to study the power of myth

Case Western University’s Off-Campus Studies program is presenting "The Power of Myth" in Westlake this fall. Joseph Campbell's classic cross-cultural study of a hero's journey has inspired millions and opened up new areas of research and exploration. Originally published in 1949, "The Hero with a Thousand Faces" hit the New York Times best-seller list in 1988 when it became the subject of "The Power of Myth," a PBS television special.

The first popular work to combine the spiritual and psychological insights of modern psychoanalysis with the archetypes of world mythology, the book creates a roadmap for navigating the frustrating path of contemporary life. Examining heroic myths in the light of modern psychology, it considers not only the patterns and stages of mythology but also its relevance to our lives today – and to the life of any person seeking a fully realized existence.

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Volume 8, Issue 17, Posted 11:12 AM, 09.07.2016

Tri-C gives honors fellowships to students from Bay Village

Nicholas Kubinski and Katelyn Laskowski of Bay Village have been selected for Cuyahoga Community College Honors Program Fellowships, which offer high-achieving students scholarships to cover tuition, fees and books as they work toward an associate degree.

Each signed a commitment letter with the College during an Aug. 4 ceremony at Tri-C’s Jerry Sue Thornton Center in Cleveland. The scholarship – funded by the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation – is valued at up to $4,250 per academic year.

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Volume 8, Issue 16, Posted 9:48 AM, 08.16.2016

Tri-C offers fall session of Women in Transition program

The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College will launch its fall session at Corporate College West on Aug. 22.

The free program uses education and training to empower women at a life crossroads. Participants build confidence and self-esteem through classes on personal development, career exploration and financial and computer literacy.

The course is designed to assist women in transitional periods of their lives, such as a career change or return to the workforce. The eight-week, non-credit program is free and open to the public.

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Volume 8, Issue 16, Posted 9:49 AM, 08.16.2016

Learn about Tri-Cís ESL program at open house in Westlake

Cuyahoga Community College will host an open house for its English as a Second Language (ESL) program from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 27, at Corporate College West.

The ESL program serves students whose first language is not English. Participants include students on temporary visas, immigrants from all over the world and native-born U.S. citizens whose first language is not English. Tri-C runs the largest college-credit ESL program in Ohio, with classes available weekdays and evenings.

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Volume 8, Issue 14, Posted 9:50 AM, 07.19.2016

College Club West awards scholarships

College Club West recently awarded $2,500 scholarships to six extraordinary young women: Silvia Laboy (who will attend Baldwin Wallace University), Ramona Jasmine Smith (BWU), Markisha Monique Robinson (Cleveland State University), Julie Brown (Kent State University), Sharie Nicole Bailey (CSU), and Katherine Ann Pollard (CSU).

The club awards scholarships every year to women 25 years or older residing in Cuyahoga, Lorain, and Medina counties who are presently enrolled in a degree-granting college program. CCW has been awarding these scholarships since 1972. The awards are based on educational goals, financial need and academic record.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 9:36 AM, 06.21.2016

Tri-Cís first class of honors program graduates includes students from Westlake, Bay Village

Twenty-one months after signing academic commitment letters with Cuyahoga Community College, Mariam Ghanem of Westlake and Connor Hazeldine of Bay Village delivered on their penned promise.

Ghanem and Hazeldine will be among 11 members of Tri-C’s first Honors Program Fellowship class crossing the stage at the spring commencement on May 19. The group enrolled at Tri-C in August 2014 with scholarships designated for high-achieving high school graduates and covering tuition, fees and books.

Students accepted into the program pledged to earn a degree from the College within two years. Mission accomplished.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 9:48 AM, 05.17.2016

Tri-C names Westlake's Shirley Stineman as executive director of workforce communication

Cuyahoga Community College has announced that Shirley Stineman of Westlake has been named executive director of workforce communication and community engagement.

Stineman brings more than 15 years of marketing and community affairs experience to Tri-C, where she will promote programs within the College’s Workforce, Community and Economic Development Division (WCED).

She will work to increase the visibility of WCED and its Centers of Excellence, which provide job training for the industries that power Northeast Ohio’s economy while giving residents the skills needed to maximize their earning potential.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 9:49 AM, 04.19.2016

April events at Tri-C Westshore and Corporate College

Cuyahoga Community College is offering many programs in Westlake this April. All events are free and occur at either the Tri-C Westshore Campus (31001 Clemens Road) or at Tri-C Corporate College West (25425 Center Ridge Road). Please be sure to check the location in each description.

Tuesday, April 5 (4-6:30 p.m.) RN-to-BSN Transfer Fair – Tri-C nursing students and local RNs can learn about transferring to a four-year college to complete a BSN degree. Representatives from many BSN programs will attend to answer questions. Visit tri-c.edu/events for more information or to register. Tri-C Westshore Campus.

Thursday, April 7 (12:30-1:30 p.m) This is Your Brain on Donuts: How the Food We Eat Rewires Our Brain – Part of the Learning for Life Brown Bag Lunch Series, this program will explore the sensory and metabolic characteristics of a food that make it more likely to act like a drug in the brain. Receive practical information on how to avoid the pitfalls of food addiction to maintain healthy eating habits. Visit tri-c.edu/learningforlife for more information. Tri-C Westshore Campus, Room 112.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 10:05 AM, 04.05.2016

Tri-C begins speaker series in Westlake on women in science and technology

“Women in Science and Technology” will be the focus of a new speaker series debuting in April at Cuyahoga Community College in Westlake.

The series includes four free Thursday night programs at Tri-C’s Corporate College West, located at 25425 Center Ridge Road. The programs will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 305.

At each presentation, speakers from the College and community will share information and perspectives on women working in the fields of science and technology. Each program will conclude with a question-and-answer session.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 10:10 AM, 04.05.2016

Tri-C program examines ways to build wealth

The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College will examine investment strategies as part of its free “Learning for Life” lecture series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 23.

The program, “How to Invest Wisely,” features Paul Fleming, director of research and investment solutions with Mirador Family Wealth Advisors. He will discuss how to build an investment strategy, multiply your wealth and take safer financial risks.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:01 AM, 03.15.2016

A study of Mexico comes to Westlake this spring

The Case Off-Campus Studies program is offering “Viva Mexico” with teacher Joseph Jacoby on Thursdays, March 24-May 12, 10-11:30 a.m., at Westlake United Methodist Church, 27650 Center Ridge Road.

With Mexico and immigration so much in the news, this topic couldn’t be more current. As Latinos impact our economy, change our culture, and affect our political destiny, it is time for Americans to recognize the importance of Mexico to the United States. Mexican history is among the most colorful and dramatic of that of any world nation. We will read a clear, concise historical account of this fascinating country, and then examine "The Old Gringo," a subtle, moving novel by Carlos Fuentes, widely regarded as Mexico’s greatest writer.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 9:34 AM, 03.01.2016

Westlake resident selected for Tri-C humanities center's inaugural class

Christopher Kovacic of Westlake is in the first class of future leaders attending the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center at Cuyahoga Community College. Kovacic is among the 24 students selected for the inaugural class at the Mandel Humanities Center, which opened this semester at Tri-C’s Eastern Campus in Highland Hills.

The College launched the center 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 goal is for the center to become a national model for addressing community concerns through the lens of the liberal arts.

“The students selected for the inaugural class of Mandel Scholars are passionate, engaged learners,” said Lauren Onkey, chair and dean of the Humanities Center. “They represent the diversity of our community and the breadth of programs across all Tri-C campuses.”

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 9:36 AM, 03.01.2016

New session of Tri-Cís Women in Transition program open for registration

The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College will launch a new session March 21 at Corporate College West in Westlake.

The free program uses education and training to empower women at a life crossroads. Participants build confidence and self-esteem through classes on personal development, career exploration and financial and computer literacy. The course is designed to assist women in transitional periods of their lives, such as a career change or return to the workforce. The eight-week, non-credit program is free and open to the public.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 9:34 AM, 03.01.2016

Catherine the Great: tyrant or leader for all ages?

Russia's Peter and Catherine were both called Great. What was it that made them "great"? This latest Case Western Reserve University continuing education course offered right here in Bay Village will try to provide an answer.

The eight-week class begins Monday, March 14, 10 a.m., with a reflection on Peter's Russian background and then delve into the life of the famous Catherine who was to change Russia's history. Was she a murderer, a tyrant or perhaps an enlightened leader? Did she follow in Peter's footsteps or create a new brand of world leadership, perhaps a leader for all time? Did she "play like a man but win like a woman"? Ponder all this and finally discuss whether or not Russia is returning to the era of tsars.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 9:57 AM, 02.16.2016

February events at Tri-C Westshore Campus

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Westshore Campus has many events happening in February. All events are free, and occur at either the Tri-C Westshore Campus, 31001 Clemens Road, or at Tri-C Corporate College West, 25425 Center Ridge Road. Please be sure to check location in each description.

Saturday, Feb. 6 (9 a.m.-noon) Your Future Continues: Transfer Options at Tri-C – The event will provide students and parents with information about how credits earned at Tri-C will transfer to four-year colleges/universities along with information about Cuyahoga Community College’s Honors Program and scholarships, and more. Hear from a Tri-C alumna who transferred to Cornell. Free, registration recommended. Visit www.tri-c.edu/events for more information and to register. Tri-C Westshore Campus.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:48 AM, 02.02.2016

Tri-C Westshore hosts visitation day on Feb. 15

The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) will host a Visitation Day on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 15, with sessions running from 10-11:30 a.m. and 2-3:30 p.m.

The open house provides prospective students with an opportunity to discuss academic programs with faculty and counselors; learn more about enrollment, financial aid and scholarships; explore student services; and tour the facilities.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 9:56 AM, 02.02.2016

Tri-C Westshore event explains transfer options for students

Students and parents are invited  to visit the Cuyahoga Community College Westshore Campus on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 9 a.m. to noon for “Your Future Continues, Transfer Options for Tri-C Students.” 

The event will provide students and parents with information about how credits earned at Tri-C will transfer to four-year colleges/universities along with information about Cuyahoga Community College’s Honors Program and scholarships. Tri-C has over 80 scholarships for fall 2016 which will cover full tuition costs for new students.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 9:59 AM, 01.19.2016

Tuition grants for women 25 years and older

College Club West is offering tuition grants for the 2016-2017 academic year. A minimum of $2,000 will be awarded to qualified women applicants. A woman must be at least 25 years old, currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program, and reside in the counties of Cuyahoga, Lorain or Medina. Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, scholarship, career goals and community service..

Visit our website at collegeclubwest.org for details and application forms. Applications are due by March 15, 2016. (Completed applications must be postmarked by March 12, 2016.)

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 10:01 AM, 01.19.2016

Tri-Cís Women in Transition Program begins spring session

The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College will launch a new session at Corporate College West in Westlake on Jan. 19.

The free program uses education and training to empower women at a life crossroads. Participants build confidence and self-esteem through classes on personal development, career exploration and financial and computer literacy.

The course is designed to assist women in transitional periods of their lives, such as a career change or return to the workforce. The eight-week, non-credit program is free and open to the public.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 10:02 AM, 01.05.2016

Westlake's Alex Pavlo earns degree from Tri-C after detour in Tennessee

A year in Tennessee brought Alex Pavlo home to find academic success at Cuyahoga Community College.

The Westlake resident will receive an associate degree in business marketing at Tri-C’s Fall Commencement. She will be among 1,500 graduating students in line for degrees and certificates.

“Tri-C has affected my life in such a positive way,” said Pavlo, 20. “Looking back from when I first enrolled, I have matured as a student and as an adult. I have a better grasp of who I want to be and what I want to do.”

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Volume 7, Issue 24, Posted 9:43 AM, 12.15.2015

Tri-Cís Women in Transition program begins new session Oct. 26

The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College will launch a new session at Corporate College West on Oct. 26.

The free program uses education and training to empower women at a life crossroads. Participants build confidence and self-esteem through classes on personal development, career exploration and financial and computer literacy.

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Volume 7, Issue 19, Posted 8:50 AM, 10.06.2015

Tri-C Westshore offers free lecture series on how to live a better life

The Westshore Campus of Cuyahoga Community College will explore topics such as health and wellness, personal finance, and arts and culture during its “Learning for Life” lecture series this academic year.

The free educational series offers evening lectures and brown bag lunch discussions at Westshore Campus and Corporate College West in Westlake. Tri-C faculty members and local experts will lead the sessions.

“The ‘Learning for Life’ lecture series enhances the College’s mission of providing high quality and accessible educational opportunities – not just for our students, but also to members of our community,” said Robert Searson, dean of academic affairs at Westshore Campus.

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Volume 7, Issue 18, Posted 9:06 AM, 09.15.2015

Taking a philosophical view in Westlake

Case Western Reserve University’s Off-Campus Studies program is offering a course on "The Search for Meaning in a Secular Age" this fall. In an earlier age, Dante's "Divine Comedy" provided mankind with a transcendent sense of the universe. Alternatively, in our modern times, Melville's "Moby Dick" wrested that profound sense of the universal from man.

The class will discuss the book, "All Things Shining: Reading the Western Classics to Find Meaning in a Secular Age," by Hubert Dreyfus and Sean Dorrance Kelly. In this broad survey of some of the world's greatest thinkers and writers, the authors argue that the malaise of contemporary society, beset with violence and selfish preoccupation, is the result of man having forgotten the aspirational aspect of life.

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Volume 7, Issue 17, Posted 8:50 AM, 09.01.2015

Book group takes closer look at China

This fall, a book discussion course in Bay Village will take a look at China: From Concubines to Communism. Sound interesting? Come join us and see for yourself.

In the course, our leader/teacher, Enid Kurtz, will guide us through our readings and discussions. There will be eight classes, every Monday beginning on Sept. 21, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, featuring two books. The first is "Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China" by Yung Chang, published in 1991. This book has the intimacy of a memoir and the panoramic sweep of eyewitness history as it follows three generations of women whose lives and fortunes mirror tumultuous 20th century China. Our second book, "Nixon and Mao: The Week that Changed the World," by renowned historian Margaret MacMillan, is a nonfiction book covering the famous meeting between these two world leaders.

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Volume 7, Issue 17, Posted 8:53 AM, 09.01.2015