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#ZipsALLin for Cavs
UA supported the Cavs during their run for a championship by sponsoring T-shirts during Game 6 of the NBA Finals.
About 20,000 wine and gold shirts were distributed to fans at the game, each with "The University of Akron, Ohio's Polytechnic University" emblazened on the back. The sponsorship deal included social media components and an in-game presence, with the University's name and descriptor appearing on the digital displays in the arena.
The American dream inspires campaign featuring prominent alumni
President Scott Scarborough’s Investiture speech The Power and Promise of Public Higher Education provided the inspiration for a series of ads unveiled during the 2015 Super Bowl as part of a promotional campaign called Achieve!
The Achieve! campaign features Zips who have distinguished themselves in diverse fields and have — through their own successes — inspired others:
- Sandy Pianalto, who emigrated with her family from Italy and with hard work and a degree in economics from UA became one of the most influential women in America as president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland.
- Dr. Mario Garzia, who came from Argentina to UA, majored in mathematics and eventually became one of the most influential executives at Microsoft, creating a career pathway for other brilliant data scientists. He will direct UA's new Center for Data Science and Information Technology.
- Karen Ziemba, who came from Michigan to UA to pursue a dance degree and who discovered talents that led her to become one of Broadway’s brightest stars and a Tony-award winning triple threat actress, singer and dancer.
- Judge Randolph Baxter, who is a descendant of slaves and dreamed of righting the wrongs of segregation, sought a degree at UA’s School of Law, won a Bronze Star for Valor in Vietnam and ultimately became a federal judge.
► Visit the Achieve website to see all four video spots.