Alumni in the News

Alumna, actress Yvette Nicole Brown is living her dream
Brown takes us on a journey 'From UA to LA' during Rethinking Race.
Study says University of Akron students accumulate lowest debt upon graduation
The Institute on College Access and Success says of Ohio’s public research universities, in 2012 UA graduates earning bachelor’s degrees owed about $23,300, well below the state average of $29,000 and national one of $29,400.
Brad Dickerson '87 is no stranger to hard work as Under Armour's chief financial officer
Professional success credited to the strong work ethic developed at UA
Loyal alumna, decorated Army officer Lori Sigrist retires

Sigrist '90 celebrates an exemplary 23-year military career

Actress and alumna Yvette Nicole Brown '94 visited campus

Brown, who plays Shirley on the NBC comedy Community and a former member of ZTV and WZIP, made a stop at UA to speak with current students about giving back, helping others, driving one's own future and pursuing dreams.

The Generosity of Alumni and Friends

UA benefactor Pauline Franks’ estate gift assists University Libraries
Longtime mock trial coach honored twice over
In memoriam: Dr. Jean Elouise Hower Taber
Black Male Summit announces continued AT&T support, speaker lineup
Scholarship established honoring engineering alumnus Bob Bennett

Other Headlines

Alumni share their UA love stories
To celebrate Valentine's Day, we’re highlighting a few of the many love stories our alumni couples have shared with us.
Future business leaders get insight on making an impact
The UA students learn about the investment industry from successful practitioners.
Anthony Alexander to share business expertise as executive-in-residence
UA alumnus will work with students on business communication skills through a variety of activities.
Article explores UA’s polytechnic designation
In an interview with Cleveland Business Connects, President Scott L. Scarborough discusses how the characteristics of a polytechnic university (think Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech) match UA’s historical strengths.
Standout business alumni honored with Simonetti award
The College of Business Administration presented the Simonetti Distinguished Business Award to five individuals on April 17.

Looking for an older story?  View the news archives.