Welcome from the President of the Association of the University of Akron Retirees

Dear Retiree:


            As The Association of The University of Akron Retirees (AUAR) enters its 18th year, we have so many things of which to be proud. First and foremost we are proud of our members, who support AUAR in so many ways by

  • serving on the board and committees,
  • being presenters at our luncheons,
  • participating in our many events,
  • sharing ideas for future speakers and activities,
  • helping students via donating to our endowed scholarship and volunteering to be subjects in student research projects and mentors to undergraduates and
  • paying membership dues, which many continue to do even though they have moved away or can no longer attend our functions.

Know that each of you is very much appreciated.

            We are proud that our Association is recognized and supported by the University. The help we receive from Human Resources and the Alumni Office is invaluable. Both Dining Services and Audio-Visual Services work hard to make our monthly luncheon/speaker series flow smoothly. Printing Services helps us produce a very professional newsletter.

We are proud to be able to represent U of A retirees in Columbus at Ohio Council of Higher Education Retirees OCHER) meetings. Keeping abreast of state issues and advocating for retirees is a major purpose of AUAR.

            We are proud that our endowed scholarship continues to grow. Thanks to the generous support of our members, it is now valued at over $94,000. Since establishing the scholarship in 2008, in celebration of AUAR’s 10th anniversary, we have awarded one or two scholarships each year. For the 2016-17 academic year, our Scholarship Committee has selected two recipients. Each will received a $1,500 scholarship.

            We are proud of the wide array of social activities we sponsor. If you review our 2016-17 schedule of events, you will see everything from monthly luncheons with informative speakers and fun programs to special events including our Soup & Chili Supper in the fall and Lobster & Suds in the spring. Most of our events are attended by 50-70 retirees, and guests are always welcome.

            AUAR membership is at 300+ and includes retirees from all facets of the University, i.e., faculty staff and administrators. If you are a past or recent retiree and have not yet joined, please consider giving AUAR a try. The dues for 2016-17 is only $12, and we offer a free membership during your first year of retirement. A membership form is available on this website. Do join us today. We know you will be glad you did!



Diane Vukovich, Ph.D.

President 2016-17