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Department of Development


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Gabby Johnson

‘The Lynette M. Cavalier Scholarship has helped me to cover costs for textbooks and required material, and it has eased my workload as I do not have to pick up extra jobs while being a student.’

— Gabrielle Johnson, mechanical engineering major

UA Students

UA social justice fund receives anonymous $1 million estate gift commitment

Anonymous donors have generously made an estate gift commitment of $1 million to support the Office of Multicultural Development Social Justice Fund, housed in The University of Akron Office of Multicultural Development.

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Wilma and Ford Dickerhoff

Dickerhoff estate generosity supports UA priorities

The Dickerhoff Endowed Family Fund was established this year at The University of Akron through gifts from the Dickerhoff estates.

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Joseph ’71 and Linda Gingo

Donor Spotlight: Joseph and Linda Gingo

Joseph and Linda Gingo establish historic gift to School of Law

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of first-time, first-generation students take out loans to finance education.
(five-year avg.)


of our undergrads are first-generation college students.


of our students remain in Northeast Ohio after graduation.

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