Alumni in the News

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

03/02/2015
Local students to showcase skills at UA-hosted Science Olympiad
02/12/2015
Matching gift programs make giving ‘twice as nice’
01/27/2015
UA Foundation receives $260,000 in IRA rollovers; robust giving benefits University – and donors
01/22/2015
Private funds drive growth of financial planning program
01/21/2015
Engineering receives $1.25 million for scholarships, career center

Other Headlines

01/21/2015
Ice Fest 2015 takes chill out of air
On Jan. 20, President Scott Scarborough, attended his first Ice Fest — an annual event on campus.
01/07/2015
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.
12/19/2014
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.
11/24/2014
Alumna makes a difference in the life of a UA student
Stewart became a Roo Crew mentor to help influence students. With no children of her own, she says she truly enjoys being around college students and wants to be a supportive adult figure for them.
09/10/2014
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.



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