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Slocum Scholarship

Dennis Gartman, '72 (BA, English), made a gift to the Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences to establish the Dr. Sally K. Slocum Endowed Scholarship to honor his beloved former professor.

What your gift means to the Department of English:

Through contributions from alumni, friends, corporations and foundations, the Department of English is better able to provide the education and training necessary to prepare outstanding undergraduate and graduate students to meet the demands of the world.

Why Give?

The need for continuing private support of public higher education has never been greater.  The rising cost of college requires that departments have access to funds for scholarships, capital projects, endowments and special needs.  In fact, many employers may match charitable contributions to higher education institutions.  Companies that have such matching programs enable their employees and retirees to double or triple their personal contribution.

Annual Giving Program

The University of Akron Annual Giving Program is the perfect way for alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff to demonstrate their commitment to the department of their choice through annual financial support.  Every gift, no matter how small or large, impacts the department in a positive way.  Your giving can be directed to various departmental/university causes as desired.

Thank You

The University of Akron Department of English strives to provide a quality education to our undergraduate and graduate students.  We thank you for your support and appreciate your continuing efforts to strengthen our program offerings.

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Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Akron. 

Thanks to our alumni and other partners we have been able to provide over $30,000 each year in scholarships and prizes to our undergraduate and graduate students. Donations have also contributed to annual events such as the Shakespeare Festival.

Please consider giving online to support our department.

Department of English Alumni

If you are an alumnus and would like to update your current information please contact Kate Christie (