News for faculty and staff

Employees earn degrees in May 

Congratulations to the nearly 30 University employees who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of the Spring Class of 2014.

  •  Sara R. Auclair, office assistant, Board of Trustees, B.A. in History.
  •  Kimberly N. Bertmeyer, food service worker, University Dining Services, B.S. in Computer Science.
  •  Stephanie M. Bilinovich, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Chemistry, Ph.D. in Chemistry.
  •  Robert W. Bird Jr., inventory accountant-Computer Store, Hardware and Operating Systems Services, M.S. in Management.
  • Bianca Morgan Burwell, Student Union operations assistant, Student Life, B.A. in Art Education.
  • Brian James Butler, residence life assistant, Residence Life and Housing Office, B.B.A. in Marketing - Sales Management Program.
  • Jarrett James Chorba, organizational research specialist-COR, Department of Psychology, M.A. in Psychology - Industrial/Organizational.
  • Jenny Marie Coulter, Student Union operations assistant, Student Life, M.A. in Education - School Counseling.
  • Elizabeth McKenzie Davis, residence life assistant, Residence Life and Housing Office, B.S. in Dietetics - Didactic Program.
  • Je'Nae Dozier, tutor counselor AAP, Academic Achievement Programs, B.A. in Psychology.
  • Danny J. Durst, theatre technician, School of Dance, Theatre and Arts Administration, M.A. in Theatre Arts - Arts Administration.
  • Paul W. Earp, computer support assistant, Summit College Dean's Office, A.A. in Arts.
  • Megan Edwards, residence life assistant, Residence Life & Housing Office, B.A. in Speech - Language Pathology and Audiology.
  • Wesley K. Fritz, Student Union operations assistant, Student Life, B.A. in Business and Organizational Communication - Organizational Communication.
  • Matthew Gildersleeve, assistant to strength and conditioning coach – football, Office of Athletics, M.S.E. in Physical Education - Sport Science/Coaching.
  • Sahil Gupta, postdoctoral research associate, Institute of Polymer Engineering, Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering.
  • Timothy J. Hendrix, adjunct-Early College High School Program, Summit College Dean's Office, M.A.E. in Secondary Education.
  • Brian Everette Long, residence life assistant, Residence Life and Housing Office, M.A.E. in Educational Administration - Higher Education Administration.
  • Matthew Thomas Lumpp, residence life assistant, Residence Life and Housing Office, B.A. in Psychology.
  • Jamie L. McKinley, police officer II, University Police Department, A.A.S. in Criminal Justice Technology.
  • Andrew James Medved, assistant athletics trainer, Office of Athletics, M.S.E. in Physical Education - Exercise Physiology/Adult Fitness.
  • Jackie M. Pressman, special lecturer, School of Nursing, MSN in Child/Adolescent Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.
  • Theresa A. Rabbitts, student services counselor, Wayne College Dean's Office, A.A.S. in Paraprofessional Education - Early Childhood.
  • Nicklas Richards, Student Union operations assistant, Student Life, B.S. in Geography - Geographic Information Sciences.
  • Jared K. Rose, volunteer assistant coach, Office of Athletics, M.S.E. in Physical Education - Sport Science/Coaching.
  • Nathan Starek, Student Union operations assistant, Student Life, B.A. in Psychology.
  • Shannon M. Whalen, systems analyst programmer, Application Systems Services, M.S. in Engineering.

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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