Award Recognizes Evenchik for Helping High School Students Succeed

Arthur Evenchik, Steve Haynesworth (faculty) and two students in the Emerging Scholars program

ESP coordinator Arthur Evenchik (left) with ESP director Stephen Haynesworth (GRS ’87); and two students from the program: Jaad Quraan, a senior majoring in biology; and Nichola Bomani (CWR ’19), a CCSM alumna who graduated with degrees in biochemistry and Spanish and is now enrolled at the CWRU School of Medicine. Photo by Mike Sands.

On March 5, Arthur Evenchik, assistant to the dean for special projects and coordinator of the Emerging Scholars Program, received the Dr. Ralph Horwitz Award from the Cleveland School of Science and Medicine (CSSM).

An innovative high school within the Cleveland Metropolitan School District, CSSM offers a college-preparatory education for motivated, high-achieving students interested in entering science or health-related professions. It was founded in 2006 in collaboration with nine partner institutions, including Case Western Reserve University.

The Horwitz Award recognizes exceptional service to the CSSM community. Evenchik was selected for his dedication to coaching, mentoring and tutoring students so that they can succeed in college and careers.

Evenchik’s work at CSSM is part of a larger initiative, the Robbins Bridge Program, which is funded by the Joan C. Edwards Charitable Foundation. Through this program, the CWRU School of Medicine offers CSSM students a variety of educational and research-oriented opportunities, including a writing workshop in which medical students help graduating seniors with their college admissions essays.