Tri-Cís Megan Nakasen Named to All-Ohio Academic Team

Megan Nakasen of Euclid was one of 11 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. Sixty-ninestudents 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.

Nakasen, who received third-team honors, is studying accounting at Tri-C and expects to earn her associate degree by fall 2019. She plans to continue her education at a four-year school after graduation, possibly studying forensic accounting. Her goal is to earn her CPA.

She has worked toward her degree through online classes to balance academics with running her business, Gifts of Gaia, which sells crystals, herbs and homemade products that embrace a holistic approach to health and wellness.

Her grades at Tri-C earned her an invitation to join the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society at Eastern Campus in Highland Hills.

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

  • Eastern Campus: Kevin Jones of Streetsboro (first team)
  • Metropolitan Campus: Akili Maanda of Cleveland (third team) and Shlea Williams of Lakewood (third team)
  • Western Campus: Helen Feudo of Parma (third team), Mariana Feitosa De Melo of Fairlawn (third team), John Pesarchick of Hinckley (third team) and Linda White of Middleburg Heights (third team)
  • Westshore Campus: Norhan Abdelmaged of Westlake (third team),Elsa McKnight of Lakewood (first team) and Adolphe Musanga of Brook Park (first 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 take place in Columbus on April 25 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 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019