Richard and Connie Heldenfels Endowed Scholarship in Liberal Arts


Richard and Connie Heldenfels

Richard and Connie Heldenfels

University supporters Richard and Connie Heldenfels recently bolstered their Richard and Connie Heldenfels Endowed Scholarship in the Liberal Arts. The endowment was established in 2020 in recognition of UA’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary.

The scholarship helps University of Akron students planning on or already pursuing liberal arts degrees who need financial assistance. Richard and Connie have long had personal and professional connections to the University. Before her retirement, Connie served in the Department of Residence Life and Student Housing and in the Registrar’s Office, working with students and administrators in several roles.

A retired journalist, Richard received a master’s degree in English from UA in 2011 and has taught in the Department of English since that time. Both are avid followers of Zips athletics.