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Department of Development
The University of Akron
Akron, OH 44325-2603
A Tradition of Excellence
The Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences was founded in 1870 by Akron industrialist John Buchtel, and nurtured into a world-class university by generations of hard working Northeast Ohio residents.
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Supporting the College
The generosity of donors allows the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to educate students and transform the region. Gifts allow the college to actively pursue its mission to educate the next generation of leaders by providing scholarships, supporting endowments and supporting faculty research.
University of Akron alumni and brothers Steve and Jerry Panzner donated over 100 acres of wetland, known as the Panzner Wetland Wildlife Reserve (PWWR) in Copley Township to UA. This "living laboratory" is a place where UA students in integrated bioscience, biology, chemistry and other disciplines can study.
Read more about the Panzner brother's contribution and other donors committed to the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences.