Rocky River Tri-C Student Named to All-Ohio Academic Team

Congratulations, Nigmeh Abusbeih-Salti!

Nigmeh Abusbeih-Salti of Rocky River was one of seven 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. Fifty-three students 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. “The All-Ohio results are indicative of Tri-C’s focus on academic excellence and the caliber of students that walk through our doors,” said Craig Foltin, the College’s interim executive vice president of academic and learning success. 

Abusbeih-Salti, who received third-team honors, is pursuing her Associate of Arts degree at Tri-C.  After graduation, she plans to transfer to Cleveland State University to pursue a career as a school psychologist. She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and serves as a volunteer tutor in math, English, science, Arabic and Quran. 

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

  • Eastern Campus: La’Vette Edgerson of Cleveland (third team) and Charmane Osborne of Shaker Heights (third team)

  • Metropolitan Campus: Faith Fatokun of Elyria (first team)

  • Western Campus: Marc Carranza of Strongsville (third team) and Hannah Kiraly of Lakewood (first team)

  • Westshore Campus: Aswin Bikkani of Westlake (third team)

First-team winners will receive $1,000 scholarships, while third-team students get $250 scholarships. A recognition program for team members will be held in Columbus on April 23 during Community College Month. 

John Horton

John Horton is Media Relations Manager at Cuyahoga Community College.

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