News for faculty and staff

Employees earn degrees in August

Congratulations to the 25 University employees who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of the Summer Class of 2014.

  • Gloria Argenti Hobor, senior lecturer, Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies, Ph.D. in Elementary Education.
  • Kimberly S. Bartoe, athletics' events assistant, Office of Athletics, M.A.ED. in Literacy.
  • Joseph Boateng, senior lecturer, Department of Associate Studies, Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs.
  • Ann-Marie Brown, assistant professor of nursing, Ph.D. in Nursing.
  • Jeremy Scott Brueck, visiting assistant professor, Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies, Ph.D. in Elementary Education.
  • Aaron M. Burnette, police officer II, University of Akron Police, Associate of Technical Study.
  • Jennifer R. Campbell, visiting college lecturer in math, Department of Mathematics, M.S. in Mathematics.
  • Kendra L. Colby, volunteer assistant coach, Office of Athletics, B.A. in Sociology - Criminology and Law Enforcement.
  • Daniel C. Crish, assistant lecturer, Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education, M.S.ED. in Physical Education - Sport Science/Coaching.
  • Mahesh Dawadi, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Chemistry, M.S. in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Chemistry.
  • Alexander Thomas D'Rain, team coordinator of dining services - part-time, University Dining Services, M.A. in Urban Studies.
  • Amanda Faye Gardner, secretary, Office of Inclusion & Equity/Chief Diversity, B.A. in Psychology.
  • Gabriel B. Gott, Assistant Lecturer in Department of English, M.A. in English.
  • Alan L. Grad, captain, University of Akron Police, Associate of Technical Study.
  • Olivia Suzanne Hershey, research technician, Department of Biology, B.S. in Biology.
  • Chih-Hao Hsu, postdoctoral research associate, Institute, Polymer Science, Ph.D. Polymer Science.
  • Amber M. Hunt, position management analyst, senior, Office of Resource Analysis and Budgeting, Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs.
  • Hamed M. Kayello, postdoctoral fellow, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.
  • Christopher C. Keppler, special lecturer, School of Communication, M.A. in Communication.
  • Denise L. Milkovich, student services specialist, Student Services Center, B.S. in Organizational Supervision.
  • Daniel D. Pleasant, building services worker, Office of Residence Life and Housing, B.S. in Accounting.
  • David H. Tefteller, visiting assistant professor, Department of Counseling, Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision - Marriage and Family Therapy.
  • Joshua M. Twiddy, assistant lecturer, Department of Sport Science and Wellness Education, M.S.ED. in Physical Education - Sport Science/Coaching.
  • Sonya E. Wagner, department office support specialist, Student Services Administration-Wayne College, B.S. in Organizational Supervision.
  • Sheldon B. Wrice, associate dean, interdisciplinary studies and diversity, Arts and Sciences Dean's Office, Master of Public Administration.

Let campus professionals know
of a student encountering difficulties

Our new “Help a Zip” program is up and running!  Anyone on campus, including students, may now alert a team of professionals about a student who is having difficulties.

Visit the Help a Zip referral page at www.uakron.edu/referral.
Examples of issues that can be reported include:

  • missed assignments,
  • poor grades on exams, assignments and projects,
  • poor attendance,
  • personal problems
  • financial issues and more.

There are also resources on the site to assist you in working with students on your own. Look for more retention and student-success resources to be added to the site in the coming months.

Help a Zip


How would you respond to a tornado warning?

Tornado season in here. We want to restate what happens when a tornado warning is issued for the city.

The outdoor warning sirens will be activated, as will the fire-alarm-panel speaker systems inside many buildings. A text message will be sent to all subscribers of our free, emergency text-messaging service. An e-mail will be sent as well, and we'll post the warning to our Twitter feed.

All classes and activities should cease immediately, and all people should seek shelter away from windows and in a designated tornado shelter.

Tornado shelters have been identified and marked in all buildings. If you are unclear about the shelter in your building, contact Mark Beers, coordinator of emergency management, at ext. 2633 or beers1@uakron.edu.

Once the storm has passed, the same communications channels will be used to relay the all-clear, and normal operations may proceed.

 If you have any questions about tornado preparedness, contact Beers.

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