Cincinnati State to celebrate ‘Founders Days’ Sept. 18 – 22

August 26, 2014

Robert White
Media Relations/Communications Coordinator
(513) 569-4775 (office)
(859) 468-6640 (cell)

Cincinnati State to celebrate ‘Founders Days’ Sept. 18 – 22

The institution known today as Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will celebrate its birth 
in 1969 with a series of “Founders Day” events in September geared toward alumni, the community, 
businesses and the goal of raising money for student scholarships.

The five-day Founders Days program will launch on Thursday, Sept. 18 with the dedication of a bronze 
marker describing the early history of the college, which traces its roots to the Cincinnati Cooperative 
School of Technology within the Cincinnati Public Schools system. 

The college was officially chartered by the Ohio Board of Regents in 1969 as an independent, degree-
granting institution that emphasized technical education and a strong focus on cooperative education, and 
won full accreditation by the North Central Association of Schools and Colleges in 1976. Today’s 
Cincinnati State retains those elements, and has added a full-fledged community college component to 
meet the needs of students bound for baccalaureate degrees as well as employer demands for associate 
degree graduates with liberal arts and technical competencies. 

In addition to the marker dedication and a luncheon afterward on Sept. 18, the Founders Days celebration 
will include:
 A President’s Gala on Friday, Sept. 19 from 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at the Summit Restaurant, 
which is part of Cincinnati State’s Midwest Culinary Institute. (This is a fundraising event, by 
 An Open House and Community Barbeque on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 
Clifton campus. (This is open to the public and features tours, live music and Eli’s BBQ.)
 A luncheon for lifetime members of the Cincinnati State Alumni Association from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. 
Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Summit Restaurant. 
 The annual Scholarship Golf Classic at Western Hills Country Club on Monday, Sept. 22, which 
features a luncheon beginning at 11:30 a.m., a scramble start at 1 p.m. and a dinner afterward. 
Proceeds will go toward scholarships for Cincinnati State students.

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days or contact the Cincinnati State Office of Development at (513) 569-1494 or

Cincinnati State ( offers more than 130 associate degree and certificate 
programs in business technologies, health and public safety, engineering technologies, humanities and 
sciences and information technologies. Cincinnati State has one of the most comprehensive co-op 
programs among two-year colleges in the U.S.