MAY 2016 ISSUE
The exceptionally large graduating class points to the success of several University initiatives designed to help more students complete their degrees.
Payscale.com recently released its ranking of Best Value Colleges. The ranking looks at cost of attendance and earning potential and then determines which universities and colleges offer the best return in dollars.
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In a move that continues its legacy of generous support for higher education in Wayne County, the Smucker family has announced it will increase to $1 million The Paul H. Smucker Memorial Scholarship, which benefits students at The University of Akron Wayne College.
President Scott L. Scarborough, Ph.D., announced that the Reverend Dr. Carl P. Wallace, a distinguished pastor and community leader with deep experience in diversity matters, has been appointed interim Chief Diversity Officer for the University, pending Board of Trustees approval. A national search is being conducted to permanently fill the position.
Garrett Dowd, who graduated from UA in 2015 with a B.S. in mechanical engineering, received a Fulbright award to study at the prestigious University College London in England.
"It is hard to overstate how difficult it is to earn a Fulbright award to the United Kingdom," says Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler, professor of political science and the Fulbright Program Advisor on campus.
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A strong final-day performance – which came down to the triple jump – helped the men clinch the 2016 MAC Outdoor Track and Field championship.
The women's squad came up just short in its bid repeat as league champions, earning a runner-up finish.
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