Terry Gould, a UA alumnus who earned a B.S. in Technical Education will speak at the 9:00 a.m. ceremony to honor veterans on Monday, November 11. Gould served in the U.S. Navy from 1968 to 1971. His book, "How Can You Mend This Purple Heart," is a fictionalized account of his own experiences in a military hospital, where he spent 15 months recuperating with severely wounded Marines.
He will speak again at 7:30 p.m. at the Stage Door in E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall, delivering a presentation titled "How Can You Mend This Purple Heart: A Veteran's Journey of Healing & Redemption."
At a White House ceremony, University of Akron College of Education alumnus G. Kwame Scruggs ’91 ’92, founder and executive director of the Northeast Ohio based non-profit organization, Alchemy Inc., was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama with the National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award. Alchemy was chosen from a pool of more than 350 nominations and 50 finalists and was 1 of 12 other programs to receive an award.
Scruggs earned his B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Technical Education with an emphasis in guidance and counseling.
Alchemy runs in-school and after-school classes and workshops at seven public schools in Akron, Cleveland, and Youngstown for urban adolescent boys between the ages of 12 and 19. The classes meet weekly for up to 22 weeks. The program uses mentors, storytelling, mythology and African drumming to help those youth function successfully as members of family, school and community. (Posted: Fall 2012)
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