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Support the College of Engineering at The University of Akron

Support the College

RAISING PRIVATE SUPPORT for student scholarships, faculty research and program development is a priority for the College of Engineering.

In recent years, we have captured national attention because of our increasing enrollment, research achievements and ability to produce creative and productive engineers.

We are also proud to have exceptional faculty who bring their expertise into our classrooms and research labs every day.

Support the college

Why give?

Private support from alumni, friends, and corporations is necessary for the continued growth and success of both the University and the College of Engineering.

How your gift helps

Private support from alumni, friends, and corporations helps provide:

  • Scholarships for first year students to make our engineering college competitive with other top university engineering college offers.
  • Supplies and travel for our award winning student design teams.
  • An expanded co-op program under Stephanie Schindewolf’s leadership.

Make a gift

Hire a college intern or grad

We have an impressive group of well-prepared undergraduates looking for challenging cooperative education opportunities.

We are eager to help your organization meet its need for bright, creative and driven engineers and researchers.

For assistance, contact Stephanie Schindewolf at 330-972-7849 or


Richard (Dick) and Joanne Grigg

Mr. Richard (Dick) and Joanne GriggMr. Richard (Dick) Grigg and his wife Mrs. Joanne Grigg consider themselves blessed to have the opportunity to support causes that have a direct impact on individuals, which is precisely what their commitment of $125,000 to the College of Engineering will do.

The Griggs’ contribution will help the college continue producing job-ready engineers in greater and greater numbers to meet the demand for excellence that exists in the market today. Full story

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Anton Scholars

The 2014-15 Anton Scholars met with Drs. Julie Zhao and Donald Visco over lunch to discuss their progress as engineering students and for advice and support for the remainder of their first semester on campus. Read more.

Anton Scholars

Above, the 2014-15 Anton Scholars: Front, from left: Willi’a Hardy, Tara Kimbel, Andrea Felicelli, Ebenezer DeOliveira
Back, from left:  Marcus Crump, Juan Camacho, Michael Jadue and Brendon Howiler. Not pictured: Zachary Rosado and Kevin Williams.

College of Engineering, Department of Development

Ellen Perduyn

Ms. Ellen Perduyn
Executive Director,
Development and Corporate Relations

Mrs. Megan Hopper
Director, Development

William Mr. William "Willy" Kollman
Director, Alumni Relations