Alumni Spotlight

Chatterjee Head ShotPiya Chatterjee, a Spring 2017 graduate of the M.A.Ed. program in Assessment, Evaluation and Data Literacy, has recently been accepted for publication in the Ohio Journal of Teacher Education.  The title of her article is "Outcome of EETT on Computer Skills and Use of Ohio Students and Teachers" and will appear in the Fall 2017 issue.

Chatterjee is on staff at the Summit Education Initiative as a Program Evaluation Coordinator.  She is also enrolled at The University of Akron as a Ph.D. candidate in Secondary Education.

Those who give

The College of Education is grateful for the generous support of alumni, friends, foundations and organizations. The donations we receive help us to achieve our goals.

We want to share stories about our donors with you.

Douglas P. Davis Endowed Scholarship Fund

Douglas P. Davis was known for his bright smile, love for family and eagerness to make new friends. The University of Akron College of Education is honored to celebrate his memory with a newly established scholarship to help support students who seek a career in special education.  Read more.

The Virginia Ewald Endowed Scholarship in Education

Although never a student at The University of Akron, Virginia Ewald was a generous supporter of the University. Her enthusiasm for young people kept her young, her friends say. She never tired of meeting students and attending a number of cultural activities and programs at UA over the years. Prior to her passing in 2008 at age 93, Ms. Ewald made arrangements to support the educational advancement of the next generation of educators at UA.  Read more.

Conrad Ott Scholars Fund

To honor the memory of Dr. Conrad C. Ott, longtime Akron Public Schools superintendent and board member, a group of alumni and friends of the College of Education at The University of Akron, established an endowed scholarship. The Conrad C. Ott Scholars Fund is awarded annually to an APS teacher pursuing a graduate degree in education at The University of Akron. Higher education had always been a priority to Ott, and this fund is a way to assist educators in achieving their educational goals.

Donations to the fund are accepted and appreciated. Please contact the Department of Development at (330) 972-7238. Read more

Shale Trust $100,000 Scholarship Challenge:  Update

Through a unique matching gift opportunity created by The Mary F. Shale Trust, all new gifts to the COE will be matched dollar-for-dollar in an effort to raise an additional $100,000 for scholarships. Scholarship contributions will aid in the college’s mission of delivering the best and brightest into America’s classrooms.  Join the cause.

Ritchie Foundation Endowed Scholarship

The Ritchie Foundation awarded the COE with an endowed scholarship of $5,000 in January 2012. Those who are going into their semester of student teaching will be able to apply to this fund to help ease their financial burden while having real-world experience. The gift will be matched, dollar for dollar, by the Mary Francis Shale Scholarship.

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