Capital University
Cleveland Center
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
Cleveland Center Celebrates
25 Years of Life-Changing
Educational Excellence
By Henry Ford



Honoring Mothers
and Fathers

Women of The Word

Chester's Fine Cuisine
Grand Opening

The Few, The Proud,
The Marines
Steven Crudup

Johnnie Cochran

Andrea Maxie

Capital University
Celebrating 25 Years

Supporting Our Youth
Chavon Brown &
Deborah Edwards

WEA Red Carpet
Achievement Awards

Denzel Washington

Andy Ronney's
Tips for
Telemarketing Victims



Cleveland Mayor Jane Campbell cuts
the ribbon, while flanked by (left to
right) Dr. Schneider, Mr. Ferchill,
Chairman & CEO of The Ferchill
Group, President Fredrickson, and
Rev. Paul Williams
I was recently honored to be invited to the
Capital University Cleveland Center’s April 19th
Ribbon Cutting ceremony and luncheon.  The
ceremony was long enough to get across
powerful messages about Capital’s past,
present and future, but short enough to not
bore anyone.  Before and after the official
portion of the program, the administration,
faculty and guests shared experiences and
listened to music from the Capital Brass
Quintet.  Being a Capital graduate, it was good
to see the familiar faces of faculty and
administration that remained from “the good old
days (1990-1994).”  

The speakers shared brief but inspirational
messages and insights, including proclamations
from city, state and congressional
representatives.  After the ribbon-cutting
ceremony, most took advantage of a very classy
and tasty luncheon.  Capital University made a
huge and positive difference in my life, despite
the fact that I was forty-nine years of age when I
enrolled in their Adult Degree program.

If you are at a point in your life where you are
considering attending a four year university, I
urge you to consider their program.  The
information below is extracted from one of their

“Capital University has been transforming lives
in greater Cleveland by serving the need of
adult learners for 25 years.  Currently known as
Capital University’s Cleveland Center for
Lifelong Learning, the center originally was
founded in 1979 as University Without walls with
the guiding principle that adults seeking to
complete a bachelor’s degree needed a
program that could be balanced with career,
family and community responsibilities.”

“Flexible scheduling, credit for life experience,
small group instruction and outstanding faculty
remain the hallmark of Capital’s bachelor’s
degree completion program, which has
benefited thousands of adults since its

“In November 2004, the center found a new
home in Cleveland’s historic Warehouse District
and occupies the first and second floors of an
eight floor building on West Ninth Street - One
of Cleveland’s first skyscrapers.  Administrative
offices occupy the 1st floor.  On the second
floor, 9000 square feet of space is divided into
six classrooms and one fully equipped computer
classroom.  The center also has a student
lounge and conference space.”

Capital’s Cleveland Center is located at 1468
West 9th Street (Just North of Superior Avenue)
in the Western Reserve Building.  For more
information about the Capital University
Cleveland Center, please call (216) 781-0228.
Cleveland Mayor
Jane Campbell
Cleveland Center President
Theodore L. Fredrickson
Dr. Mary Ann Schneider
Executive Director
Cleveland Center
Mr. Andre Thornton
Cleveland Center Graduate
Community Leader &
Former Star Player of
the Cleveland Indians

VISIONS Newsletter - May-Jun, 2005 - Published Bi-Monthly