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Levin Fall 2023 Valedictorian and Outstanding Seniors

Valedictorian

Taylor Lewis KerslakeTaylor Lewis-Kerslake 
Major: Journalism
Minor: Digital Content Production

Congratulations to Taylor Lewis-Kerslake for her selection as the Fall 2023 Valedictorian of the Levin College of Public Affairs and Education. Taylor is a Journalism major and Digital Content Production minor in the School of Communication, where she serves as the Editor-In-Chief of The Cleveland Stater. In this role, she manages a team of writers and editors, while also co-hosting the podcast Why I Love the Land: SportsLearn more about Taylor. »

Outstanding Seniors

AlexandraDentAlexandra Dent
Major: Criminology and Psychology
Minor: Women's and Gender Studies

"I grew up in Twinsburg, Ohio, with my mom, dad, and twin brother; all of whom supported me during my time at Cleveland State University. During my undergraduate studies, I have been awarded the opportunity to grow as a student and as an individual. Through the generosity of Cleveland State University, I have been able to work with different organizations and faculty members in order to prepare myself for future educational and career opportunities. After completing my undergraduate schooling, I intend to pursue graduate studies in psychology and later go on to work for the United States Criminal Justice System as a forensic psychologist."

Camille Hinton

Camille Hinton
Major: Communications Studies

"Hello, I'm Camille Hinton, and creativity has been my companion since childhood. My journey led me to discover a passion for graphic design, content creation, and marketing while contributing to my church's advertising efforts. At CSU, my time as a communications major wasn't just about grades; it was about striving for excellence in every facet of my academic journey. I firmly believe that the little habits we incorporate into our daily lives hold the power to shape our overall success. Looking ahead, my goal is to channel this creativity and dedication into a career in marketing and communications. I'm excited to bring my skills to the professional arena, where every project is an opportunity to make a meaningful impact."

Adeline SchweersAdeline Schweers
Double Major: Social Work and Criminology 

"I have spent the last two semesters with the Jordan Community Resource Center as an intern clinician. The client population includes women who have dual diagnoses of mental illness and substance abuse. This experience gave me the opportunity to provide these women with transformative and supportive services in their recovery. I intend to use this knowledge, along with the education gained from Cleveland State University’s Levin College of Public Affairs and Education and the College of Health, to work as a perinatal social worker. In this field, I aspire to use my two degrees when working with the population of pregnant women dealing with substance abuse issues. My goal is to lower the rates of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Ohio."

Ethan WigginsEthan Wiggins
Major: Urban Studies; Regional Planning
Minors: Environmental Studies and Sustainable Urban Development

"Hi! My name is Ethan and I will graduate with a bachelor's degree in Urban Studies; Regional Planning. I came to Cleveland State as a transfer from Tri-C in 2022, hoping to pursue a career in urban planning. Cleveland State has helped open doors academically and professionally. Through Cleveland State, I was able to pursue an internship with the City of Cleveland’s Planning Commission which has led me to my current role as the Neighborhood Development Coordinator at Northwest Neighborhoods CDC. After graduating I plan to continue my education pursuing a Masters in Urban Planning and Development at Cleveland State. Professionally, I plan to continue working in urban planning, helping promote equitable communities for all."

CelesteZirm

Celeste Zirm
Major: Organizational Leadership
Minor: Dance

"As a 2020 high school graduate, my time at Cleveland State started off quite unique. Living in Fenn Tower with no roommate, no in person events, and social distancing requirements certainly was not the college experience I expected. However, I was motivated by our beautiful and unique urban campus, and the amazing experiences and programs offered here.  I will miss CSU, watching fireworks light up over Progressive Field, and the sparkly chandelier and marquee lights before Playhouse Square events from my dorm room window. After graduation, I will be moving to Orlando, Fl to begin the Disney College Program. I look forward to starting my career with Walt Disney World, and I am grateful to finally begin making my childhood career dream a reality, not to mention I’ll still be able to see fireworks there, too."