What are they doing now?

Keep that information about our Heights graduates coming! I would love to hear from more Cleveland Heights and University Heights families about what their graduates are doing now. Email me at lita@valancy.com. Here’s just a sampling of what some of our graduates have been up to.

Class of 1976

Clifford A. Zucker earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in accounting and finance, magna cum lade, from Boston University’s School of Business, 1980. In 2002 he became a partner with J.H. Cohn’s Business Investigation Services Group in New Jersey, and represents financially troubled companies, unsecured or secured creditors during workout, turnaround and bankruptcy situations. He specializes in working with companies in the retail, transportation, warehousing, distribution and healthcare industries. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, as well as the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, American Bankruptcy Institute, and the Turnaround Management Association. Cliff and his wife, Lori, live in Westfield, NJ.

Class of 1999

Shannon Barden owns and operates a tree service business in the Heights called Nature's Beauty Tree Service.

Class of 2001

Brendan Knoblauch
completed five years in the Marine Corps as an electronics technician with service in Okinawa, Japan; California; North Carolina and Iraq. Brendan is a Dean's List double major in economics and philosophy, and is in his senior year at John Carroll University.

Abi Barden is in her second year as a school psychologist at Maple Heights High School.

Class of 2003

Prince Williams is the new Ohio State University representative working with counselors, students and parents in the Cleveland area. While at Heights High School, he was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in the track, cross country, wrestling, and football teams. Prince is an alumnus of the Fisher College of Business, and was president of his fraternity and a varsity athlete at the Ohio State University.

Leah DeGolia received her teaching certificate for elementary education from DePaul University in Chicago last year. This summer she served as associate project director for the Amigos de las Americas Program in Nicaragua, helping to supervise 55 volunteers living with families and engaging in community projects. Leah was first recruited to volunteer with Amigos when she was 16 after hearing a presentation at Heights High from students who had previously participated. She was a supervisor for Amigos in Honduras in the summer of 2005 and has been gratified to learn that former Heights High students she helped recruit are also continuing to participate in Amigos.

Class of 2005

Elliot Barden is a senior at Miami University in Oxford, OH majoring in
sports studies with a minor in business.

Lita Gonzalez, a long time community volunteer, lives in Cleveland Heights with her husband Mark. Both her daughters are Heights High graduates.

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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 3:27 PM, 08.26.2008