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President Luis Proenza and Provost W. Michael (Mike) Sherman


RooNited United Way campaign success


November 20, 2013

We are pleased . . . 

. . . to announce that our RooNited United Way/Red Cross Campaign was very successful, having exceeded our $200,000 goal by $14,971. We raised a total of $214,971 for the benefit of our community. Congratulations and thank you to all University of Akron faculty, staff, and retirees who participated in this year's RooNited United Way campaign. An especially heartwarming aspect of this achievement is that a portion of our campus giving was directed back to The University of Akron and student retention and success scholarships. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of our students!

RooNited's success truly was a campus-wide achievement. Special thanks are extended to the enthusiastic and creative RooNited Steering Committee members, who represented colleges and academic support units across campus; the vice presidents and deans who supported the RooNited campaign through announcements, celebrations and incentives; and the numerous colleges, departments, institutes, offices and academic support units that provided raffle prizes and campaign incentives. A special thank you to UA's Dining Services for its successful Zippy's Great Chili Cook Off, where $5,000 was donated to this year's campaign through ticket sales.

It is particularly gratifying that all colleges and VP units participated in this year's campaign, and several achieved participation rates in excess of 50 percent. We look forward to providing a specially designed Zippy trophy to the colleges and academic support units with the highest participation.

College Winners:
First place - Honors College at 53.8% small division
Second Place - College of Business Administration at 27.4% medium division
Third Place - College of Health Professions at 25.2% large division

Academic Support Winners:
First Place - Office of General Counsel at 91.7%, small division
Second Place - Office of VP, Information Technology at 57.8%, medium division
Third Place - Office of VP, Finance & Administration at 35.1%, large division

For a full listing of college and unit participation, prizes, pictures and video from this year's United Way RooNited campaign, please visit the campaign's site.

Congratulations and thank you…We Are RooNited….We Are Akron!