Thursday, August 9, 2012
Alumni from Solon, Avon Lake, Cleveland Heights named to board
Thursday, August 9, 2012
The Kent State University Alumni Association Inc. announces the following new members for its National Alumni Board of Directors: John Garofalo, of Sagamore Hills, Ohio, continues his role as president of Kent State University’s Alumni Association National Board of Directors. Garofalo is vice president of community investment for the Akron Community Foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Science in community health education in 1987 and a Master of Education in health education in 1993 from Kent State. Maria Schneider, of Copley, Ohio, continues her role as president-elect. Schneider is managing consultant at Premier Segment, Institutional Relationships at TIAA-CREF in Westlake, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The Shaker resident and director of Horizon Montessori School in Cleveland Heights talks about what inspired her to become an educator and why she loves the Heights.
Name & Occupation: Diane Roberto, director, Horizon Montessori School Do you also live in Cleveland Heights? What do you like most about this community? I live in Shaker Heights. I love the "Cleveland Heights culture" — the creative, historical, energetic nature of the region, and the deep commitment of its residents to maintaining and developing the area's best qualities. What community and civic organizations are you involved in? I'm on the board of Vocational Guidance Services, and I am a fan and supporter of the Cleveland Orchestra, Museum of Art and the Botanical Garden. What drew you become an educator? How long have you worked in the montessori method and what do you find most interesting about the work you do? In my junior year of …
Friday, June 15, 2012
She owns Quintana's Barber & Dream Spa with her husband, Alex, but here are a few things you may not know about her.
Name & Occupation: Dawn Quintana, small business owner. How long have you lived and worked in Cleveland Heights? November will be three years that I’ve been living in Cleveland Heights so about two-and-a-half years. We’ve had the business in Cleveland Heights for 11 years. What do you like most about this community? The support for having a business. I mean everyone, the clients are so embracing, and the city has been so gracious to work with us, and the nonprofits, they’ve really helped to embrace our business and support us. They really want you to succeed. Our customers are great about that, too. And especially the city planning department has been really helpful. They helped us to envision our sign and the storefront renovation — they…
Friday, June 8, 2012
The recent grad started Project Build, a group of Cleveland Heights High School students who volunteer to help organizations with hands-on projects.
Name, age, year at Cleveland Heights High School: Ariel Travis, 18, graduated in June What school activities you are involved in? I started Project Build. We’re a large volunteer army of students (from Heights High). We volunteer with community organizations to do hands-on projects that benefit the community. We’ve worked with Habitat for Humanity helping to build houses. We worked with Community Greenhouse Partners to help build greenhouses ... to support the local food movement. We’ve worked on the Coventry playground and helped paint, repair and clean up the playground over there. We’ve got over 250 people subscribed to information updates and we’ve had over 150 volunteers who are Heights High students. Over the summer we’re going to …
Friday, June 1, 2012
Superintendent Douglas Heuer honored the senior for her anti-bullying work during his State of the Schools speech in January.
Name, year, age, school at Heights High: Leondra Taylor, senior, 17, Mosaic School activities you are involved in: Student council, class council and tennis. What's the most important extracurricular activity you participate in and why? I participate in class and student council (president of both) because I like to organize events and help at community events. It keeps me active and allows me to have great communication skills and opens doors for great networking. What's your favorite academic class and why? My favorite academic class would definitely be math. I enjoy math because it challenges you at a whole other level. What do you like most about Heights High? What makes it special? I like the diversity of Cleveland Heights High. I …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Cleveland Heights Councilwoman is participating in the Cleveland Marathon Sunday.
Name and Occupation: Mary Dunbar, Member, Cleveland Heights City Council How long have you lived in Cleveland Heights? Since 1970. What do you like most about this community? The many, wonderful, interesting and caring people, and the many architecturally interesting and lovely homes. (Can I have two "mosts"?) What community and civic organizations are you currently involved in? I am a member of many community organizations, but the one that I invest a lot of time in is the Heights Bicycle Coalition. I am president of the bike coalition, but we have an excellent, active group working to make bicycling even more popular and appealing than it already is in the Heights. We have a lot of bicyclists here already, and more and more are getting …