About ZipAssist

ZipAssist serves as a central information hub, intentionally designed to share available resources, and provide support and assistance to help students be successful at The University of Akron. 

About ZipAssist

Meet your ZipAssist Partners:

Tyese Kiper
Major: Middle Level Education
UA involvement: Black Students United, Writing tutor, Project GRAD mentor, Student Success Scholar, and Poetry

Makayla Manns
Major: Speech Pathology
UA involvement: CHAARG-Akron Chapter and NSSLHA-National Student Speech Language Hearing Association

Stephanie Weber
Major: Sales Management
UA involvement: Department of Residence Life and Housing -Emerging Leadership Program, Alpha Delta Pi Sorority, Dance Marathon, Circle of Sisterhood Philanthropy Committee, Zips for Akron Hope, Serve Akron 

Nikki Diehl
Major: Biomedical Engineering: Biomaterials and tissue engineering with a minor in chemistry.
UA involvement: Biomedical Engineering Society, Society of Women Engineers

Kiya Ladner
Major: Political Science/Criminal Justice, minor in Law Enforcement
UA involvement: FAPU-Fashion and Professionals United and BSU-Black Students United

Bre Nix
Major: Criminology Justice/Political Science, minor in Law Enforcement
UA involvement: National Honor Society of Leadership and Success

Rachel Iaboni
Major: Marketing

DeAirre Haines
Major: Computer Science and Statistics

Beccca Mefford
Major: Integrated Marketing Communications with a double major in Financial Planning                       UA involvement: Pi Sigma Epsilon (PSE), President of DreamAKRON, American Marketing Association, Financial Planning Association, International Business Association

Austin Cooper
Major: Computer Information Systems: Networking


Simmons Hall lobby (map)
Akron, OH 44325-6208
Info Desk: 330-972-7272
Fax: 330-972-5977

ZipAssist Staff

Alison Doehring - aer15@uakron.edu

Adam Hemminger-amh142@uakron.edu

Theresa Downs- tdowns@uakron.edu

Ellen Stackestack@uakron.edu


Fall/spring semesters

Monday & Thursday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Tuesday & Wednesday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Summer semester

Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*Except during university holidays and breaks, when the office closes at 5 p.m.