Alumni Awards & Honors
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Congratulations to Katelyn Waddle (LUTC 2009) for being named the West Shore Sun Student of the Week for her accomplisments at George Mason University.
Congratulations to the CLC Alumni honored by the YWCA with the Women of Achievement awards: Virginia Benjamin (LC 2007), Kim Bixenstine (LC 2009), Lauren Rich Fine (LC 2007), Constance Harper (LC 2004) and Lisa Oliver (CBB 2004, LC 2009).
Additional congratluations to the CLC Alumni honored by the YWCA with the Women of Professional Excellence awards: Tory Bender (Boot Camp 2012), Carrie Rosenfelt (CBB 2013), Margaret Callesen (CLI 2009), Elizabeth Jaszczak (CLI 2012), Heather Stakich (CLI 2011), and Angela Wilcoxson (CLI 2009).
Congratulations to the CLC Alumni included in the 2013 Class of Honorees for Crain's Women of Note: Rebecca Bagley (LC 2011), Rep. Marcia Fudge (LC 1995), Sharon Sobol Jordan (LC 2003), Joy Roller (LC 2009), and Denise San Antonio Zeman (LC 2007).
Congratulations to Dr. Maria Pujana (LC 2005) and Sam Miller (LC 2005) on their inductions into the Cleveland International Hall of Fame.
Congrats to Darren Frankel (iCleveland 2012), who was accepted to the USRowing 2013 Men’s Under 23 National Team Selection Camp.
Congratulations to Anila Nicklos (CBB 2009) for being named "Woman of the Year" by The Albanian American Women's Organization. She will receive this award on March 10th, 2013 in New York.
Congratulations to all of the 2013 NEO Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers honored this year, including these CLC alums: John Hagerty (CBB 2012), John Hausman (CBB 2013), Dominique LaRochelle (CBB 2013), Timothy McCue (CBB 2011), Kelly McGlumphy (CBB 2010), Lori Scott (CLI 2013), Brent Shelley (CBB 2012), and the CLC's Rachel Ciomcia (CBB 2010).
Congratulations to Michael E. Bennett (LC 2009), who was elected President of The Press Club of Cleveland.
Congratulations to Ron Johnson (CBB 2006) for being elected as the Board Chair for the Black Professionals Association Charitable Foundation Board.
Check out the CLC alumni highlighted as Cleveland Magazine's Most Interesting People 2013, Andrew Samtoy (CBB 2012) and Radhika Reddy (LC 2009) here.
Several CLC alums are among the 13 nominations for Scene's "Person of the Year." Eric Gordon (LC 2013), Andrew Samtoy (CBB 2012), Terry Stewart (LC 2000) and Nina Turner (LC 2011). Jacob VanSickle, also nominated, is a CBB 2013 LAP Champion.
Congratulations to the CLC Alumni named as 2013 American Marshall Memorial Fellows: Kauser Razvi (CBB 2010), Tanisha Rush (CBB 2009), and Eric Wobser (CEF 2006, LC 2013).
Mayor Frank Jackson has named members of the Transformation Alliance Panel that will help set standards for charter schools in the city. Congratulations to the following CLC Alumni named to the panel: Peter Raskind (LC 2003), Jeffery Patterson (LC 2010), Alan Rosskamm (LC 1983), Richard Frank (LC 2006), Monyka Price (LC 2010), Bill Kitson (LC 2013), David Quolke (LC 2011), Eric Gordon (LC 2013), Victor Ruiz (LC 2012), and Sharon Sobol Jordan (LC 2003). To learn more, click here.
Congratulations to Jillian Neimeister (CBB 2012) and her business partner for winning the Bad Girl Ventures winter grant for their Birdtown Crossfit gym. Read more about their business and BGV here.
Congratulations to Greg Harris (LC 2012) who was recently appointed to succeed Terry Stewart as CEO of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum to start on Jan. 1st, 2013. Read more here.
Congratulations to Charmaine Brown (CBB 2009) who was named the Diversity Executive of the Year through the Commercial Property Executive. Read more here.
Congratulations to Margaret Wong (LC 1984) who will be awarded the Edwin F. Jaeckle Award from her alma mater, The State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. This award is the highest honor the Law School and its Law Alumni Association can bestow.
The law firm of Tucker Ellis is proud to announce that partner Rita Maimbourg (LC 2011) has become a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, one of the premier legal associations in America.
Congratulations to Annemarie Grassi (CBB 2008) for earning her Ph.D. in philosophy at Cleveland State University. Read about her success and how she included her students from Open Doors Academy in the experience HERE.
David Sobochan (CBB 2010), a principal in leading CPA firm Cohen & Company, has been honored as a recipient of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP) 2012 Developing Leaders Award.
Congratulations to the CLC Alumni who are 2012 HR Awards Winners, presented by ERC and SHRM. The recipients have demonstrated excellence in the field of human resource management. Their achievements and unique skills show they are dedicated to improving themselves and their organizations. This year's honorees include Monica Brown (CLI 2009), Jeff Hudson (CBB 2005), Christa Lenko (CBB 2009, CLI 2010).
Congratulations to the CLC Alumni included in this year's Crain's Forty Under 40 Class: Colette Jones (CBB 2011); Chad Davies (CLI 2010); Stephanie Dorsey (CBB 2008, CLI 2011); James P. Dougherty (LC 2011); Jed Hunter (CLI 2010); Jennifer Stull (CLI 2012). Crain's Forty Under 40 honors up-and-comers for their professional success and civic contributions.
Cleveland State University honored Bill Centa (LC 2010) and Tom Hopkins (CLC Board) as part of the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Awards.
Joe Calabrese (LC 2003) received the Senator George V. Voinovich Public Works Employee of the Year award.
Congratulations to National Merit finalists and Look Up To Cleveland 2012 alumni Rannie Dong, Meghan Judge, Caroline Speice, Megan Doherty, Gurbani Kaur, and Claire Crosby. Way to go.
The National Diversity Council, which brings together the private, public and non-profit sectors to discuss the dimensions and benefits of a multicultural environment will honor Ron Johnson (CBB 2006) with the Council’s Multicultural Leadership Award at its Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference in late October. Ron will participate in a panel on multicultural leadership as part of the two-day event, at which General Colin Powell will deliver the keynote speech.
William Holdipp, Jr. (CBB 2004) of CAAO is the recipient of the 2012 National Black Data Processing Associates Epsilon Award for community service and will be going to their National Conference in Baltimore in August to accept the award.
Cyril Creque-Sarbinowski (Summer Leadership Academy 2011) scored the highest ACT scores in the entire Cleveland School system.. Read more about his achievements HERE.
2012 Crain’s Archer Awards for Achievement in Human Resources honored Northeast Ohio’s talented Human Resources professionals who consistently “hit the mark” by building their company with a strategic combination of the best people, talent, development and culture. We congratulate:
Tom Hopkins (CLC Board), Lifetime Achievement Award
Charmaine Brown (CBB 2009, CLI 2010), honored
Robert Hatta (CBB 2009), honored
See full list of honorees HERE.
Gerald Ford (CBB 2010) has been elected as President of the Urban League of Greater Young Professionals.
The YWCA Women of Achievement Award is celebrates women who honors women who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities, as well as exceptional commitment to their careers and communities. 2012 recipients include Diane Downing (LC 1987), Debra Adams Simmons (LC 2009), Lisa Rose (LC 2009) and Sharon Sobol Jordan (LC 2003). Barbara Danforth (LC 1998) received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Read more about the award HERE.
Congratulations to the CLC alumni named the 2012 Northeast Ohio Top 25 Under 35 Movers and Shakers, presented by Inside Business and the Cleveland Professional 20/30 Club: Ashley Basile Oeken (CBB 2012), Ben Bykowski (CBB 2010), Charity D'Amato (CBB 2009), Fran DiDonato (CBB 2008), Matt Fieldman (CBB 2012), Kyle Kutuchief (CLI 2011), John Lynch (CLI 2011), Erika McLaughlin (CBB 2010), Meredith Scerba (CBB 2009), Scott Snider (CBB 2013), Joe Sweeney (CBB 2013), Jeff Verespej (CBB 2013), Alesha Washington (CLI 2009).