Radiance: Realizing the Promise – A Cleveland State Tradition
On May 9th, Arkinetics was honored to attend Cleveland State University’s signature event celebrating student scholarships. CSU has been putting on this event for the last four years on the eve of spring commencement. It’s an impressive reception at the CSU student center, celebrating higher education and acknowledging its sponsors at every level. Arkinetics had the opportunity to sponsor and attend last year and were so moved we couldn’t help but sponsor again this year.
This year, we got to hear from Shannon Yarbrough, a Radiance Scholar who graduated with a master’s degree in occupational therapy over the weekend. She hopes to work with children in the Cleveland Schools. Other VIPs in attendance were Eric Gordon, recipient of the prestigious President’s Medal for his commitment and dedication to the University, and the Glasscock family for their generous donation to fund tuition for first generation students, including room and board. The ballroom where the event took place was renamed The Glasscock Family Foundation Ballroom to honor Lee and Larry Glasscock, both CSU alumni.
The event reached its goal and raised a significant amount, $1 million to fund student scholarships! For the past 4 years, the Radiance Scholarship program has awarded funds to over 550 scholars, 51% are first-generation students.
For more information and to download a scholarship form, check out CSU’s website: Cleveland State University.May 15, 2014