Class of 2015 Deckard Family Fellows
Randy Bowling is originally from Bedford, Ohio and began his civic involvement at a young age, graduating as Senior Class President at Bedford High in 2012. In the Fall 2012, Randy began studying Political Science and Urban Studies. He has had several roles within CSU’s Student Government Association. He has served as the Senator for the College of Urban Affairs and Assistant Vice President of Governmental Relations, where he planned multiple trips to Columbus and one trip to Washington to voice student concerns over internship and federal funding for higher education. Randy has also served on important CSU committees such as the CSU Master Plan and search committee for the Vice President of Enrollment Services.
Randy interned in 2014 at Campus District Inc., a community development corporation for the east side of downtown Cleveland, where he worked on various projects including the public bathroom initiative, Cleveland’s East 22nd redevelopment and Campus District eNews.
Currently, he works at CSU’s Division of Capital Planning where he assists both the prevailing wage officer as well as the fiscal manager.
Nicholas Ciraldo is from the town of Peninsula, Ohio. He began playing the piano when he was three years old and has been playing since. He always finds time to play because it helps relieve stress. Nicholas also picked up soccer when he was 5 years old. Soccer was the reason he attended Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (CVCA) because of its phenomenal soccer program and terrific academic reputation. When Nicholas was fourteen years old, he was recruited to play for the Columbus Crew’s Academy and at 15 he left CVCA and finished his schooling online in order to take advantage of this opportunity.
At CSU, Nicholas is working on his degree in Political Science with a minor in Economics.
Marcus Coleman is a senior at Cleveland State University majoring in mechanical engineering. His curiosity of always wanting to know how everyday items work led him into this field. He is involved in the National Society of Black Engineers, CSU's LINK Program, and the MAC Scholar Men's Achievement Committee. Marcus has been working at Parker Hannifin for over a year as an engineering co-op intern.
When he graduates, from his bachelor program, he plans on pursing a MBA. His hobbies consist of playing basketball and working out, playing video games and watching anime.
Emily is originally from Columbus, Ohio where she served two years in AmeriCorps working at the Ohio Association of Food Banks with the homeless, refugee, and low income communities using the Ohio Benefit Bank. After relocating, she became a Community Outreach Worker for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, connecting the East Cleveland and North Collingwood communities to work support programs and food pantries.
In 2014, she transferred to the Maxine Levin College of Urban Affairs, into the Nonprofit Administration 4+1 program. While in school she works as a Student Assistant for the Anthropology department, as well as the Mareyjoyce Green Women’s Center, where she is has organized multiple voter registration drives. She volunteers for Preterm Women’s Health Clinic and is involved in various political campaigns.
Upon graduation she plans on continuing to serve her community by studying Labor or Civil Rights law.