News - Finalists Announced for The Expys 2019

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Brenda Davis Smith
Associate Vice President for Programs, NOCHE
(216) 302-3242
bdavissmith@noche.org

Finalists Announced for NOCHE's 9th Annual Best Internship Awards

 

CLEVELAND – The Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education (NOCHE) and Contempo DESIGN + COMMUNICATIONS are excited to announce the 2019 finalists for The Expys, NOCHE’s flagship awards program honoring the best interns, supervisors, and internship programs in Northeast Ohio. Nominations were accepted from August 1, 2018 through January 11, 2019 in six categories: Best Intern, Best Supervisor/Mentor, Best Small Company Internship, Best Large Company Internship, Best College Advisor, and Coolest Internship. To learn more about The Expys, visit www.noche.org/308

The Expys 9th annual awards luncheon kicks off with sign-in and networking at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Windows on the River, 2000 Sycamore Street, Cleveland, OH 44113. Sponsor packages are still available, and individual tickets are $45. Sponsorships and tickets may be reserved online at www.noche.org/Register2019. Advance registration is recommended since tickets will sell out prior to the event.

The 2019 panel of independent judges worked hard to review all of the nominations and make their selections for finalists in each category. The judges for 2019 are Sean Hislop (Manager of Human Resources - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), Sonya Ahola (Marketing Manager – The Ahola Corporation), Alyssa Angeletti (Talent Coordinator, Vizion Solutions), and Chris Kiec (President – Adventures in Automation). “It is a big task to review The Expys nominations and choose finalists from among so many deserving nominees,” NOCHE Associate Vice President Brenda Davis Smith said. “We at NOCHE greatly appreciate the judges donating their time to this critical function of The Expys.

FINALISTS FOR BEST INTERN

  • Alex Barnard (Kent State University, MTD Products)
  • Noah Davenport (Cleveland State University, COTSWORKS. LLC)
  • Alexander Dahdouh (John Carroll University, The Lubrizol Corporation)
  • John Eppich (Cleveland State University, North Coast Media)
  • Adam Keyse (The University of Dayton, Union Home Mortgage)
  • Awura Ama Olarbi (Kent State University, Medical Mutual)
  • Jeremy Pritchard (Lakeland Community College, Dolbey Systems, Inc.)
  • Yash-Deep Singh Kahai (Baldwin Wallace University, Akron Children’s Hospital)
  • LePreece Thomas (Lorain County Community College, Manithia Technologies, Inc. – NASA Glenn Research Center)
  • Amanda Thompson (Cleveland State University, Essex Digital Platform)

FINALISTS FOR BEST LARGE COMPANY INTERNSHIP

  • The Lincoln Electric Company
  • National Interstate Insurance
  • TMW Systems
  • Union Home Mortgage

FINALISTS FOR BEST SUPERVISOR/MENTOR

  • Leona Johnson  (The Sherwin Williams Company)
  • Lexi Korczynski (North Coast Media)
  • Brandon Ramsey (Medical Mutual)
  • Sarah Salisbury (MTD Products)

FINALISTS FOR BEST COLLEGE ADVISOR

  • Denise Bostdorff (The College of Wooster)
  • Carolyn Carvalho (Eknt State University - Ashtabula)
  • Charlene Jones (Cleveland State University)
  • Johnny Vanderford (Lorain County Community College)

FINALISTS FOR COOLEST INTERNSHIP

  • CBIZ, Inc.
  • Dwellworks, LLC
  • The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • MRI Software

FINALISTS FOR BEST SMALL COMPANY INTERNSHIP

  • COTSWORKS, LLC
  • Innovative Global Vision, Inc.
  • North Coast Media
  • Sixth City Marketing

Winners will be revealed to a live audience at The Expys awards luncheon on April 10.

PARTNER WITH US ON THE EXPYS 2019 
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE NOW!

 

  • VIP Table Package
  • Pro Package
  • All-Star Package
  • Champion’s Package
  • Co-Presenter's Package

Click or copy and paste www.noche.org/Sponsor2019 for details and benefits of each sponsor level.

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About the Northeast Ohio Council on Higher Education: NOCHE is a unique collective of higher education and industry leaders who collaborate on solutions that ensure the talent supply for Northeast Ohio is tailored to advance the regional economy. (www.noche.org)

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