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A personal tragedy, the lessons it taught and the scholarship that will help make all the difference

Posted December 20, 2022 in Articles

Sarah Olenik thought she knew every facet of social work. She has a master’s in it from Cleveland State with a license in chemical dependency counseling. In 2016, she and her husband David founded A New Day Treatment Center, providing addiction and mental health treatment. So, she’s walked clients through a gauntlet of challenges, an almost exhaustive list of issues. But in 2021, David died. Unexpectedly. Thrusting her into that foreign, nebulous space of grief. He’d been her partner for 32 years. Together, they built an incredibly successful business, one with three locations. They had children and had recently welcomed their first grandchild. David... read more

Longtime philanthropic partner of Cleveland State names new college

Posted October 07, 2022 in Articles

Mort Levin, his wife Judy and his entire family have made another transformational philanthropic donation to Cleveland State University which will name its newly formed college “The Levin College of Public Affairs and Education.” The... read more

A historic gift to the psychology department from the man who wrote THE book on psychopharmacology

Posted July 26, 2022 in Articles

When he began teaching in the Department of Psychology at Cleveland State University (CSU) in 1973, Professor Emeritus David M. Grilly did not set out to write a book, let alone one that would transform... read more

Radiance celebrates over $3 million raised for student success initiatives

Posted May 12, 2022 in Articles

On May 11, after three years, Radiance, Cleveland State University’s premier fundraising event, returned to the campus ballroom to celebrate over $3 million raised in support for student scholarships, programs, services and more. During the... read more

CSU establishes Bowen Fellowship for Doctoral Studies in Urban Affairs with $1M gift

Posted May 06, 2022 in Articles

On Friday, May 6, Cleveland State University accepted a $1 million gift in honor of retiring CSU professor William M. ‘Bill’ Bowen, Ph.D. The gift from Scott Mueller, CEO of Dealer Tire, will establish the William... read more

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