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Sandra English Named OCEA Educator of the Year

June 28, 2018

Sandra English, OCEA Educator AwardThe Ohio Cooperative Education Association (OCEA) has awarded Sandra English the 2018 OCEA Educator Member of the Year Award for her commitment to the professional development of students through effective internships and co-op partnerships.

Earlier this year, English was also the recipient of the 2018 Alvah K. Borman Award for excellence in cooperative engineering education, a national award from the American Society for Engineering Education.

“I am truly humbled by these honors that I have received this year,” English says. “I enjoy assisting students to explore their interests through meaningful internship and co-op experiences.”

“Our success in preparing students for real-world careers includes a rigorous academic program, where our internship and co-op program are integral parts. Under Sandra’s leadership, we have received national attention for our efforts.  I congratulate and thank Sandra for her outstanding accomplishments,” said Dr. Anette M. Karlsson, Dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering.

As the senior manager for the Center for Engineering Experimental Learning, Sandra English manages the Washkewicz College of Engineering’s co-op program and helps students obtain exciting internships.

English became manager of the engineering cooperative education program at CSU in 2012. Prior to that, she was assistant director of law admission and multicultural recruitment at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. She holds a BA from Ursuline College as well as a J.D. from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and M.P.A. from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs.  

About the Washkewicz College of Engineering

Since 1923, the Washkewicz College of Engineering, formerly Fenn College, has provided a tradition of high-quality education in engineering and engineering technology.  In the heart of downtown Cleveland, the College is home to 2,500 students and is consistently ranked as one of the top engineering colleges in the state and nation. The mission of the College is to provide a world-class, engaged engineering education, and to graduate ready-to-go engineers who are prepared to solve real-world engineering problems.  Since its start, almost 100 years ago, co-ops have been a central part of the curriculum.