Tri-C Student From Parma Named To All-Ohio Academic Team

William Funk of Parma was one of seven 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. Fifty-onestudents 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.

Funk graduated from Tri-C in December with an Associate of Arts degree before taking a semester off to care for his grandmother. He intends to transfer to a four-year university in the fall to pursue a bachelor’s degree in linguistics.

He wants to teach language and language acquisition after he completes his higher education.

The first-team All-Ohio Academic Team honoree kept involved at Tri-C’s Western Campus, assisting with the Japanese Culture Club, English as a Second Language program and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society chapter.

He was also part of the inaugural class at the College’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Humanities Center.

Away from campus, he has volunteered with the City of Parma and Cleveland Metroparksto clean local parks. He also given time to the American Legion and Soka Gakkai International-USA.

Funk joined the following Tri-C students — designated by campus — as All-Ohio:

  • Eastern Campus: Angelique Patton of Euclid (second team) andKouame Kouakou of Warrensville Heights(third team)
  • Metropolitan Campus: Heidi Hubbard of South Euclid (third team) and Adekunle Popoola of Cleveland (third team)
  • Western Campus: Bruce Hyde of Parma (first team)
  • Westshore Campus: Bethany Thomas of Lakewood (third team)

First-team honorees will receive $1,000 scholarships, while second-team members get $500 scholarships and third-team members $250. A recognition program for team members will be held in Columbus on April 20 during 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.

John Horton

Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 2:41 PM, 05.02.2017