Tri-C’s Megan O’Bryan Honored for Community Leadership

Case Western Reserve University Graduate Receives Centennial Alumni Award from School

Tri-CMegan O’Bryan of Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) and the Tri-C Foundation has been honored for professional achievement and ongoing leadership in social work.

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland recently selected O’Bryan as one of its 100 Centennial Alumni Award winners.

The school recognized 100 outstanding alumni as part of a centennial celebration commemorating its founding as America’s first university-affiliated professional school of social work. A ceremony for the honorees took place Saturday, Oct. 15.

O’Bryan graduated from the Mandel School in 1995 with a master’s degree in management of nonprofit organizations. She said her experience at Case Western shaped her career helping others.

“I call upon and use the education I received on a daily basis,” O’Bryan said. “Graduating from that program gave me the tools to lead nonprofit organizations and create social change in our community. Today, I am excited to apply my Mandel Center education to strengthen Cuyahoga Community College and help more students succed and achieve their dreams.”

The Rocky River resident currently serves as the College’s vice president of development and the Tri-C Foundation. She joined the College after serving as the founding executive director of the Cleveland Transformation Alliance, a nonprofit tasked with reinventing public education in the city.

Tri-C Logo_RGBO’Bryan previously served as president and CEO of the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, which she guided for a decade of significant growth and impact. She also held executive roles with the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence and Young Audiences of Greater Cleveland.

Her work throughout the community also has led to leadership positions on boards and committees with numerous Northeast Ohio organizations.

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