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Welcome, Alumni and Friends!

The University of Akron is grateful for the generous support of alumni, friends, corporations and foundations it receives to achieve its goals. The support enables the University to fund scholarships, fellowships, professorships, campus renovations, new facilities and much more.

The department mission is to strengthen and advance the relationships between the University and its alumni, friends and students. It is through these connections that the University and its constituencies are enriched and supported.

Support of the University's mission, whether in the form of a gift or by continued involvement with UA, yields an unparalleled return on investment for our many benefactors. Often, through these lasting relationships, alumni and friends of the University deepen and enrich their ties to UA and to the students the institution serves.

We invite you to explore the many opportunities that UA has to offer to our alumni and friends!


Featured Stories

UA alumni among experts offering advice to finance professionals

More than 200 attend free event to gain insights on up-and-coming issues in financial reporting, security, and assurance. Read more.

Ohio Lt. Gov. and UA alumna Mary Taylor talks tax reform, visits with students

The two-time University of Akron graduate spends the day on campus. Read more.

Sherwin-Williams CEO headlines Goodyear-sponsored forum at UA, addresses students

Christopher M. Connor passes along his advice on being an outstanding leader. Hint: Think ZIPS! Read more.

Family of William C. Sheavly ’50 honors his life with gift to UA

Donation is designated as the first gift toward UA’s newly established BRIDGE Scholarships. Read more.

UA's Fisher Institute welcomes Premier Corporate Partners

Partnerships benefit both corporations and students, as the Institute develops the next generation of sales professionals. Read more.

Story Archives

 Read how others support UA and learn how you can do the same.


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