News for faculty and staff
Employees earn degrees in December
Congratulations to the more than 20 University employees who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees as part of the Fall Class of 2013. They are:
- Abdulwahab Saeed Aljuhani, postdoctoral research associate, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering.
- Amelia E. Curry, lead cashier, Student Accounts/Bursar, MST in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals.
- Enoch E. Damson, Chair, Department of Business Technology, M.S. in Geography/Geographic Information Sciences.
- Christine A. Dispina, business analyst, Human Resources, MAE in Educational Foundations - Instructional Technology.
- Rebecca E. Geer, student account specialist, Student Accounts/Bursar, A.A.B. in Business Management Technology.
- Lissia K. Gerber, assistant director of human resources information systems, MSE in Educational Administration - Higher Education Administration.
- James Michael Holland, visiting lecturer, Department of Political Science, Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Public Affairs.
- Amy B. Hollingsworth, coordinator, Biology Laboratory, Ph.D. in Secondary Education - Biology.
- Samantha J. Hower, lead team coordinator, University Dining Services, B.S. in Middle Level Education - Language Arts/Science.
- Deborah J. Jones, customer support specialist, Hardware & Operation Systems Services, B.S. in Organizational Supervision.
- Benjamin M. Leo, assistant lecturer, Department of Economics, M.A. in Economics.
- Brian J. Peters, assistant women's tennis coach, Office of Athletics, BSE in Sport Studies - Sport Management.
- Amanda L. Ritchie, college lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, MSE in Multi-Age Foreign Language – Spanish.
- Raymond W. Sarvis, assistant lecturer, Department of English, M.A. in English.
- Robert Dean Shultz, administrative systems trainer, Hardware & Operation Systems Services, MST in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals.
- Cheryl A. Slusarczyk, administrative assistant, Department of Polymer Engineering, MST in Teaching and Training Technical Professionals.
- Jessica M. Warstler, classification and research analyst, Human Resources, MAE in Educational Foundations - Instructional Technology.
- Daniel E. Webb Jr., strength and conditioning coach - football, Office of Athletics, MSE in Physical Education - Sport Science/Coaching.
- Mary B. Williams, professor of office administration, Department of Business Technology, M.A. in Urban Studies.
- Kan Yue, postdoctoral research associate, Polymer Science Institute, Ph.D. in Polymer Science.
Report details strengthened bonds
between UA and its community
The 2012-13 Report to the Community
The annual Report to the Community, distributed at Dr. Luis Proenza's recent State of the University Address, is titled “UniverCity” to reflect UA's deep engagement with the community at so many levels.
This involvement includes the numerous collaborative economic development partnerships the University has helped forge over the years, new research initiatives, and programs designed to increase access to higher education and encourage STEM careers.
► Experience for yourself a dynamic and interactive representation of our University's transformation and its achievements over the past 15 years through this year's community report.
Let campus professionals know
of a student encountering difficulties
Our new “Help a Zip” program is up and running! Anyone on campus, including students, may now alert a team of professionals about a student who is having difficulties.
Visit the Help a Zip referral page at www.uakron.edu/referral.
Examples of issues that can be reported include:
- missed assignments,
- poor grades on exams, assignments and projects,
- poor attendance,
- personal problems
- financial issues and more!
There are also resources on the site to assist you in working with students on your own. Look for more retention and student-success resources to be added to the site in the coming months.
Help a Zip
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