Honorary Certificate in Applied Politics

The Bliss Institute awards the Honorary Certificate in Applied Politics to one Democrat and one Republican who have demonstrated outstanding service to the democratic process.  The award recipients are chosen by past honorees.

Congratulations!
2021 Honorary  Certificate Recipients

Teri Geiger

and

Dannette Palmore*

The recipients will be honored at a reception
in Columbus on September 21, 2021.
Reception Invitation

*Award is posthumous and will be accepted by daughter Erika.


Certificate in Applied Politics

The Bliss Institute and the Department of Political Science offer a Certificate in Applied Politics (CAP) to graduate and undergraduate students focusing on practical politics and experiential learning. It is designed for students interested in election campaigns, digital strategy and messaging, fundraising, managing organizations, and other political activities. All applied politics classes are delivered synchronously or asynchronously online making residency in Northeast Ohio optional. 

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CONTACT US

Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics
The University of Akron
Olin Hall 325 (see campus map)
Akron, OH 44325-1914

Office: 330-972-5182
Fax: 330-972-5479
Email: bliss@uakron.edu

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Past Recipients:

2001
Derrick Clay
Robert Paduchik

2003
Jim Ruvolo
James Tilling                    

2005
Jerry Austin
Mark Weaver                  

2007
Neil Clark (Deceased)
Paul Tipps (Deceased)

2009
Jo Ann Davidson
Harry Meshel (Deceased)

2011
Michael Curtin
William Hershey             

2013
Aaron Pickrell
Thomas Whatman         

2015
Greg Haas
Doug Preisse                   

2017
Tom Beres
Howard Wilkinson         

2019
Lynnie Powell
Jane Timken