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02/10/2014
Alumna, actress Yvette Nicole Brown is living her dream
Brown takes us on a journey 'From UA to LA' during Rethinking Race.
12/11/2013
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.
11/12/2013
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
06/06/2013
Loyal alumna, decorated Army officer Lori Sigrist retires

Sigrist '90 celebrates an exemplary 23-year military career

04/24/2013
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

04/22/2014
UA alumni among experts offering advice to finance professionals
04/15/2014
Ohio Lt. Gov. and UA alumna Mary Taylor talks tax reform, meets with students
04/01/2014
Sherwin-Williams CEO headlines Goodyear-sponsored forum at UA, addresses students
03/23/2014
Family of William C. Sheavly ’50 honors his life with gift to UA
03/18/2014
UA’s Fisher Institute welcomes Premier Corporate Partners

Other Headlines

11/27/2013
UA’s newest degree recipient has a century of milestones to celebrate
Irving J. Olson — entrepreneur, businessman, philanthropist and nearly lifelong photographer, celebrated his 100th birthday with family, friends and an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from The University of Akron.
11/04/2013
Jim Tressel reading daughter's poetry at UA showcase in Merriman Valley
Free and open to the public, the event will showcase the creative writing program of UA's Department of English, along with the works of several faculty authors.
10/31/2013
Disney Imagineer says richness of time at UA made career possible
Meet Mike Honeck. He explored a wide range of interests during his years at UA, which launched him on his path to be a Walt Disney Imagineer. And he's grateful for his Akron Experience.
10/30/2013
UA Law School draws Reuters legal editor to Nov. 8 lecture
Veteran Supreme Court reporter Joan Biskupic, who wrote for USA Today and The Washington Post, will speak as part of the Journalism and the Law lecture series.
10/21/2013
Alumna Laura Thompson appointed Goodyear CFO
An Akron native who earned two degrees at UA, Laura Thompson assumes her new role Dec. 1.



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