By Angela Wolfe
The Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel foundation awarded $10 million gift to the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation. On March 12, the College Board of Trustees approved the renaming of the Liberal Arts and Performing Arts Building on the Eastern Campus to, the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel Humanities Center. The crux of the foundation focuses providing leadership education programs at selected institutions and universities.
At Tri-C, the focal point will be leadership development and experiential learning. According to the press release, “A renovation will take place to create a technology-rich environment that includes areas for individual computer use, collaborative computer-based learning, and teleconferencing, along with dedicated classroom space and areas for collaborative study, quiet study and individual learning.”
The funds will also be used to establish the Scholars Academy. “It will provide our high-performing students with a vehicle to expand their educational and transfer options, participate in service learning in the community and prepare for positions in the workforce.”, said Tri-C President, Dr. Alex Johnson. At least 200 students will be selected annually to receive scholarships to participate in the program.
Dr. Johnson expressed his gratitude in saying, “We are extremely grateful for the generous support of the Jack, Joseph, and Morton Mandel foundation and the Mandel supporting foundations. We are pleased to partner with them to invest in the future of our region by supporting excellence in student dedicated to bettering our world.”