Alumni in the News

Alumna, actress Yvette Nicole Brown is living her dream
Brown takes us on a journey 'From UA to LA' during Rethinking Race.
Study says University of Akron students accumulate lowest debt upon graduation
The Institute on College Access and Success says of Ohio’s public research universities, in 2012 UA graduates earning bachelor’s degrees owed about $23,300, well below the state average of $29,000 and national one of $29,400.
Brad Dickerson '87 is no stranger to hard work as Under Armour's chief financial officer
Professional success credited to the strong work ethic developed at UA
Loyal alumna, decorated Army officer Lori Sigrist retires

Sigrist '90 celebrates an exemplary 23-year military career

Actress and alumna Yvette Nicole Brown '94 visited campus

Brown, who plays Shirley on the NBC comedy Community and a former member of ZTV and WZIP, made a stop at UA to speak with current students about giving back, helping others, driving one's own future and pursuing dreams.

The Generosity of Alumni and Friends

Judge Harold White ’52 ruled in favor of supporting UA
Grateful alumnus establishes scholarship to honor retired UA professor
Local students to showcase skills at UA-hosted Science Olympiad
Matching gift programs make giving ‘twice as nice’
UA Foundation receives $260,000 in IRA rollovers; robust giving benefits University – and donors

Other Headlines

2015 School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni announced
Congratulations to four alumni who have achieved excellence in their profession/vocation, bringing recognition and honor to the School and the University, and the unselfish rendering of service over a period of years to their community.
Ice Fest 2015 takes chill out of air
On Jan. 20, President Scott Scarborough, attended his first Ice Fest — an annual event on campus.
Engineering receives $1.25 million for scholarships, career center

Engineering receives $1.25 million for scholarships, career center

Remembering the man who created Zippy
Richard L. Hansford started UA's Honors Program, and he led the effort to make the University's mascot a kangaroo.
Soccer pro honed skills in class and on the pitch at UA
Meet Kofi Sarkodie. He was a part of the 2010 soccer team that won UA's first national team title. While he plays for the Houston Dynamo, he's working to finish his biology degree. And he's grateful for his Akron Experience.

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