TO: Faculty and staff
FROM: Provost Mike Sherman and VP Jim Tressel
DATE: Friday, Sept. 21, 2012
RE: UA on Display: Thank you for a stellar event

Dear Colleagues,

The Akron Experience begins before a student enrolls here. It begins at recruitment events, such as the one we held Saturday, called "UA on Display." 

Because of the effort by so many faculty and staff to ensure a stellar event, The Akron Experience began very favorably for the 2,000 high school students who attended.

We extend our gratitude to the more than 100 faculty and staff, 47 student leaders/organizations, and more than 70 alumni who were on hand Saturday.

They represented 17 departments, eight colleges/schools and five academic sites. Each created interactive displays and activities for the prospective students and their parents.

The students were introduced to faculty and alumni from their fields of interest, allowing the students to learn more about the discipline and to get first-hand advice from those who have made the journey.

UA on Display

Taken together, UA on Display truly conveyed the energy and innovation that is the hallmark of our campus. In short, it revealed what the The Akron Experience is all about.

Sincerely,
Mike Sherman
Senior Vice President and Provost/COO

Jim Tressel
Vice President for Strategic Engagement