JULY 2016 ISSUE
The University of Akron (UA) has been identified as having one of the nation’s best values in Master of Taxation (MTax) degree programs in a recent ranking by the website Online Accounting Degrees.
"It is the first time an external party has ranked this program in the Top 10 nationally, confirming what employers and alumni have been saying about the program for years," says Dr. Thomas G. Calderon, chair of the George W. Daverio School of Accountancy in UA’s College of Business Administration.
More on the ranking
Over Memorial Day weekend, millions of IndyCar racing fans watched in awe as rookie driver Alexander Rossi crossed the finish line to pull off an improbable upset in the 100th running of the Indy 500. And no one was cheering him on louder than four UA engineering graduates on the Firestone Racing team.
Under the new "EXporting EX[L]" program, the University will provide training to educators and bring 3D printers, laser cutters and other 'maker' tools to the Akron Public Schools and local libraries starting this 2016-17 academic year.
President Obama singled out The University of Akron program and several others from around the nation as part of an ongoing effort to empower students and adults to create, innovate, tinker and make their ideas and solutions into reality, which is at the heart of the "Maker Movement."
U.S. Department of Defense and University of Akron officials will join representatives from business and industry in "The Fight Against Corrosion" and mark the expansion of facilities and capabilities at the National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance (NCERCAMP).
On the heels of one of the most successful athletic campaigns in program history, the Zips competed in seven men's sports and captured the award for the second time (2014) in program history on the strength of winning conference titles in men's basketball, soccer, along with both indoor and outdoor track and field, and garnering the program's first-ever bowl game victory in football.
Are you looking to advance your career? As a liaison between The University of Akron and Northeast Ohio corporations, UA Solutions offers courses in Leadership, Six Sigma, Lean, Project Management and SHRM. If you’re looking to further your education, UA Solutions also can help you prepare for the GMAT, GRE, or LSAT exam, ensuring you test successfully and confidently.
The best part? All UA alumni receive a 15 percent discount on noncredit courses! A full list of courses can be found on the UA Solutions website, and classroom instruction is available at six UA sites in five Ohio counties, with many courses available online.
Classes start soon, and class sizes are limited. To enroll, call UA Solutions today at 330-972-7577.
Also seeAkron home Alumni news
The University of Akron Alumni Association
Would you like to share some news?
Send us a note through Post your Pride and we'll include it for the next edition!
Print Magazine archives