A New Name at Tri-C Westshore Campus

Celebrating the dedication of the Medical Mutual Health Careers and Sciences Building at Tri-C Westshore last week were (l-r) Terri Pope, Ph.D, President, Westshore campus, Victor Ruiz, Chair, Tri-C Board of Trustees, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough, Rick Chiricosta, Chairman, President & CEO Medical Mutual, student JoAnn Hill, Jim Aronoff, Vice Chairperson, Tri-C Foundation and Alex Johnson, Ph. D., President, Cuyahoga Com-munity College.

The renaming of a Westshore Campus building at Cuyahoga Community College’s Westlake campus recognizes Medical Mutual of Ohio for its longstanding support of Tri-C, its students and programs.

The College dedicated the Medical Mutual Health Careers and Sciences Building on Thursday, Aug. 3. The building serves as the academic hub of Westshore Campus.

“The new name reflects the enduring impact Medical Mutual has made on educational and workforce training programs at the College, particularly in the field of health care,” Tri-C President Alex Johnson said.

The health insurer’s partnership with the College dates back more than two decades and includes the establishment of the Medical Mutual Nursing and Health Careers Endowed Scholarship Fund in 2012.

“Tri-C is a vital part of the revival of Cleveland,” said Rick Chiricosta, chairman, president and CEO of Medical Mutual. “Its impact on the futures of so many in our community — by providing an affordable and accessible college education — is enormous. And being able to support the next generation of nursing and health care professionals is particularly important to me.”

Chiricosta is the immediate past chairperson of the Cuyahoga Community College Foundation Board of Directors.

The Westshore Campus opened in 2011 with a focus on nursing and health sciences. The College ranks among the national leaders in awarding nursing and health career degrees, meeting the need for skilled workers in an industry vital to the region’s economy.

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