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March 2015

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Join us in recognizing nearly 30 alumni and friends over six events throughout April and May. These individuals have achieved excellence in their profession to the extent that it brings recognition and honor to the University while they unselfishly give back to their community.

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Scott Eastbourn '10 had no idea his dream job would be in the Mojave Desert when he came to The University of Akron to major in mechanical engineering. But that’s where he is — working for Virgin Galactic on projects that could change space travel as we know it.

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Junior pole vaulter Shawn Barber (Kingwood, Texas) has been announced as a semifinalist for the prestigious 85th Annual AAU James E. Sullivan Award. Vote once a day online now through Sunday, March 15.

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With the approval of the Board of Trustees, these very accomplished individuals are going to help our University make significant progress in areas important to our future success. Learn more about their careers and roles at UA.

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David Giffels '88, '95 is the author of The Hard Way on Purpose (Scribner, 2014), a collection of linked essays about the quirky, hard-bitten cultural landscape of America’s Rust Belt. He'll be signing his book and speaking Thursday, March 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. in the Student Union on UA's main campus. This event is free; an RSVP is requested.

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