Parker Hannifin Scholars Program
Growing up in Elyria, Marsalis was fortunate to be surrounded by a strong familial support system. It was family who encouraged him to live up to his fullest potential and attend college, a path that led him to Cleveland State. Upon completion of his business degree in spring of 2017, Marsalis hopes to help youth in need of academic encouragement discover their passion for education. Cleveland State’s sense of community is important to him; being a scholarship recipient means Marsalis is able to be involved on campus, working with student government as a representative for the College of Business and volunteering with Viking Expeditions on student-led service opportunities.