Donor Profiles

College of Engineering donor Art Anton

Art Anton, President and CEO of Swagelok Company

Mr. Art Anton and Mrs. Carol Anton established The Arthur F. and Carol M. Anton Scholarship Fund for the purpose of attracting highly-qualified students from ethnically underrepresented groups to The University of Akron to study engineering. A student awarded with an Anton Scholarship will be provided with approximately $6,000 during their first year at The University of Akron. At least four scholarships will be awarded annually.

Robert Handelman, CEO of Chemstress Construction Company

Robert Handelman, chief executive of Chemstress.

Like so many University of Akron graduates, Robert Handelman was the first in his family to go to college. His education has been a gift that keeps on giving — to him, his family, his employees and to UA.

Today, he is CEO of Chemstress Construction Co., a full-service industrial design build firm, as well as CEO of Chemstress Consultant Co., a full-service engineering and architectural design build organization that services many of the world’s top industries. Both companies are headquartered in Akron. Full story