Chris Ritchey’s Collage- Colleges – Scholarships LCCC and CIA

March 28, 2011 at 11:11 pm 6 comments


As I have written previously here and here I owe so much to Chris’ choice of colleges. They have given me so many insights and wonderful memories of his journey into a creative confident young man.

Chris had a great time at LCCC- he discovered himself and his talent there- I am grateful to LCCC for giving him the opportunity to “Be” Chris.

Nikki and I decided that a fitting “living reminder” (because Chris was not about death and gloom but life) to say thank you with a Leadership Award in his name. He too had received a leadership award from LCCC.

Chris worked hard and found his creative niche both on the LCCC soccer field and in his classwork- both of which culminated with his BFA presentation for Cleveland Institute of Art.

ED NOTE: Once again, just this past week, as I was sorting through this house I found a “disc” with the words power point- I opened it up and there was Chris’s power point presentation to CIA as to why his inspiration was Soccer for his BFA final.

LCCC HPER staff were very supportive of Chris both as a student and during his illness. I asked if they would like a collage of Chris BFA work , since it was at LCCC he started on the road to his BFA and since his “project” was all about “soccer” I thought it may be fitting.

(Chris Ritchey – CIA – BFA project resting on the bleachers he built for the presentation)
I received notice the collage is being displayed in the HPER building PE 104 display case.To that end I asked Mark Teleha if he would he please take a photo of the display for me. He went above and beyond even to taking individual pictures of each part of the collage but it was the last picture that he sent that made the most impact.

In the collage is a picture Chris had to do for CIA assignment –

As I looked at the photo sent by Mark

I realized that you can see the reflection of the photographer ( in this case Mark) as he and his camera are captured from the outside whilst capturing my son in his lens who had captured his own likeness ( as a photographer) from the inside looking out the reverse – a moment frozen in time through the lens of camera….. a connection….. infinity

Nikki and I had the opportunity to help decide the student at LCCC who would receive this year’s scholarship The Leadership Award ( Christopher D. Ritchey)There were some wonderful applicants for this year’s $500 LCCC Leadership Award ( Christopher Ritchey) the choosing was extremely difficult and I am pleased to say we have a really deserving individual for the award.

I am also pleased to tell readers that thanks to the support of family, friends and readers we will once again be able to give an award for $1,500 to a four-year communications and design student in the name of Christopher Ritchey for Cleveland Institute of Art.

Note: those wishing to support Lorain County Community College Leadership Award in Christopher’s name please contact:

Debra L. Richter
Alumni and Scholarship Coordinator
Lorain County Community College Foundation
1005 N. Abbe Road
Elyria, OH 44035
440.366.7758 – Office
440.366.4078 – Fax

Those wishing to support the Cleveland Institute of Art Scholarship please contact:

Attn Amy Bartter,
Cleveland Institute of Art,
11141 East Boulevard,
Cleveland, OH 44106

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