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We Rise Together - The Campaign for The University of Akron
We Rise Together - The Campaign for The University of Akron

Department of Development


Your gift will support students, help us attract top faculty and enable us to build a more vibrant future for all.

Jason Render

‘SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT has lifted a weight off of my shoulders. Because of you, I'm able to focus fully on my coursework and my career. It has changed my life. Thank you!’

— Jason Render, a fourth-generation Zip

John ’88 and Sarah ’89 Adams

Adams family scholarship in financial planning

John '88 and Sarah '89 Adams establish The Mr. John R. and Dr. Sarah A. Adams Family Scholarship in Financial Planning.

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UA engineering students in The Parker Hannifin Motion and Control Lab

Parker Hannifin supports engineering lab

Established in 1994, The Parker Motion and Control Laboratories (PMCL) continues to enhance classroom learning for UA engineering students.

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Employees at Akron Coffee Roasters holding bags of Zips 4 Haiti coffee

J.M. Smucker Company supports CBA Leadership Institute

The J. M. Smucker Company supports the Institute for Leadership Advancement in the College of Business Administration.

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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.