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

Private funds drive growth of financial planning program
Engineering receives $1.25 million for scholarships, career center
Ken Taylor invests in UA business students, is named Honorary Alumnus
Lubrizol Foundation funds renovation of chemistry laboratory
Sean Hennessy '80 earns CFO honor

Other Headlines

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.
UA helps give back hearing to children
Gifts from alumni and friends are propelling ZipsHear, the UA-led program that delivers onsite – or remote – therapies to children with profound hearing loss.
UA Alumni Association to honor distinguished alumni and friends
Individuals are being honored for professional and civic contributions.
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.
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.

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