Partner Colleges and Universities

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Ashland University

Joined UP in 1996

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Hannah Freeman's Story

North Ridgeville’s Hannah Freeman achieved her dream of teaching in her home district right out of college.

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Bowling Green State University Program

Joined UP in 2003

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Jimmy Hozalski's Story

LCCC's University Partnership put Jimmy Hozalski on a path to a medical career he thought was out of reach.

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Bowling Green State University - Firelands College

Joined UP in 2000

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David Copsey's Story

David Copsey was midway through the BGSU respiratory care program when the COVID-19 pandemic hit. But it only strengthened his passion for helping patients.

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Cleveland State University

Joined UP in 1996

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Anika Coleman's Story

Army veteran Anika Coleman earned her degree and then enrolled in the University Partnership to be a positive role model for her son.

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Hiram College

Joined UP in 2011

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Jamie Morrow's Story

The Advocacy and Resource Center helped Jamie Morrow break through barriers and achieve her academic goals.

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Kent State University

Joined UP in 1996

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Chris Pyanowski's Story

Chris Pyanowski left the Marines with a plan to become an attorney. LCCC helped him achieve his goal.

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Lake Erie College

Joined UP in 2016

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Ryan Aroney's Story

Ryan Aroney built a foundation of success at LCCC, leading to his role as the newly appointed president and CEO of United Way of Greater Lorain County.

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Miami University

Joined UP in 2018

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Ohio University

Joined UP in 2017

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Jimmy Lopez's Story

Lorain native and father-of-five Jimmy Lopez found his calling through LCCC’s nursing program.

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The Ohio State University

Joined UP in 2012

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The University of Akron

Joined UP in 1996

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Ruth Oldja's Story

Ruth Oldja challenged herself to step out of her comfort zone and onto LCCC’s campus to pursue a career in computer programming.

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University of Cincinnati

Joined UP in 2012

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The University of Toledo

Joined UP in 2000

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Emilio Borges's Story

LCCC gave North Ridgeville’s Emilio Borges the tools he needed to succeed as a NASA contractor.

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Western Governors University Ohio

Joined UP in 2016

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Youngstown State University

Joined UP in 1996

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Wright Family's Story

Practicing what they preached to their children, Roger and Kimberly Wright went back to school to earn degrees.