Two CSU Distinguished Alumni have Near West Side ties

(Plain Press, July 2007) Two of eight graduates honored with Distinguished Alumni Awards by Cleveland State University this year, Anthony Coyne and Lisa Suarez-Caraballo, have ties to the Near West Side.

Anthony Coyne

Anthony Coyne, nominated for the award by the College of Urban Affairs, is an Ohio City resident. Coyne received his Masters Degree from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs in 1984. Coyne is also a graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (1987).
Coyne is a partner and vice president in the law firm of Mansour, Gavin, Gerlack & Manos where he specializes in municipal planning and zoning law. Coyne is also chair of the Cleveland Planning Commission, where he has served since being appointed in 1991.

Lisa Suarez-Caraballo

Lisa Suarez-Caraballo, nominated by the College of Education, is a bilingual mathematics teacher at Luis Munoz Marin School. Suarez-Caraballo received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the College of Science in 1992 and a Masters Degree from the College of Education and Human Services in 2002. Suarez-Caraballo, a National Board-Certified Teacher since 2000, is the recipient of the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and the Best Buy Teacher Award.

Suarez-Caraballo was chosen to participate in TeacherSolutions, a national panel studying teacher compensation. She also serves on the Science and Mathematics Education Policy Advisory Council for the Board of Regents.


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