CCNEO Programs

CCNEO produces and participates in a number of programs for prospective students, current students, and alumni.   See below for some of our CCNEO activities!



NEO@CU is the officially registered on-campus student organization of CCNEO.  Open to all current students, and recently accepted high school seniors, NEO@CU keeps Northeast Ohio Cornellians connected to home and each other while on the hill.  In Fall of 2016 there are currently 143 Northeast Ohio students on campus and part of the NEO@CU community. 

Keep an eye on NEO@CU for social, networking, and professional events, and to relay CCNEO messages to campus.  Activities include:

Semester Kickoff Social
Thanksgiving Bus coordination
Newly formed “Student Welcome Committee”


CCNEO Scholarship

Each year CCNEO is proud to provide financial assistance to area students enrolled at Cornell.  Following guidelines set by the university, CCNEO maintains a fund designated for scholarships to top area students who meet university eligibility guidelines.  .  

In 2015 nine students were awarded a total of $12,000 from the fund.  SInce 2012, $40,000 has been awarded to 33 students.  

Look for an invitation to apply in the fall semester, typically in October.  The university will provide a list of eligible students who will be invited by CCNEO to apply.  Typically a short essay is requested.

Donations to this fund may be made by contacting  Scholarship Chair Chris Hunt.  

Connect with CCNEO Scholarship chair Chris Hunt for more information.


Summer on the cuyahoga

"Summer on the Cuyahoga (SOTC) is a unique summer internship program open to students who are rising juniors, rising seniors and recent graduates and attend one of our eight partner schools: Case Western Reserve, Colgate, Cornell, Denison, Ohio Wesleyan, Smith, University of Chicago and Yale. The program brings together 50-70 students for an intensive summer immersion program designed to help interns explore the professional, civic and social offerings of the Cleveland area. SOTC offers students challenging internships, community introductions, alumni connections, and group housing for the summer."

In 2015, 216 Cornell students submitted 606 applications for internship positions in Cleveland.  The top 15 students were matched with opportunities at companies like Flashstarts, Rosetta, BioEnterprise, and the Cleveland Metroparks.

Students: Check the website to learn more, applications are typically accepted in the fall semester.  

Alumni:  Get involved by volunteering to host a student throughout the summer, offer a position at your company, or donate to support the program.  

Contact CCNEO SOTC liaison Lauren Lavo for more information.  



The Cornell Alumni Admissions Ambassador Network [CAAAN] is the opportunity for alumni and current students to serve as Cornell ambassadors to prospective students and their families.  During the admissions process, each applicant is offered the opportunity to meet with Cornell alumni to learn more about Cornell, campus life, and the benefits of being an alumni.  Student meeting occur throughout the application process culminating in an Accepted Student Reception in April, and Summer Send Off picnic in August.  

This program is wholly run by Cornell Admissions with support of volunteer ambassadors in the area.  If you would like to learn more and sign up visit