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Greg Nickoli, Drew Miller, Ellie Nickoli, Libby Miller Nickoli, AJ Nickoli and Larry Miller

Master's degrees and more - Ashland University a big part of the Nickoli/Miller family

When it was announced in April that Ashland University had been recognized as a 2023-24 Best Graduate School for education by U.S. News & World Report, AJ Nickoli didn’t waste any time commenting about it on social media.   

“Whole Nickoli family went to grad…

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High school students find AU's Nursing Summer Camps to be a "cool" experience

MANSFIELD, Ohio – Cool, fun and wow – Ally Elkins used these words often throughout the first Experience Ashland University College of Nursing Summer Camp on Friday, July 14.

And several times she rose her arms in the air and enthusiastically responded, “Yes,” when she was allowed to try something in the simulation center.

“This is a lot more hands-on,” Elkins said when comparing AU’s nursing camp with another one she attended earlier this…

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AU awarded $1.7 million from state to support three growing programs

ASHLAND, Ohio – The State of Ohio has awarded Ashland University approximately $1.7 million for upgrades to three of its programs—the Center for Addictions, Correctional Education and Military & Veteran Services—as part of the biennium budget passed by the General Assembly and signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine this month.

“Congratulations to Ashland University for (its) success in receiving funding for these outstanding academic programs,”…

Student in 5G Wireless Training class

AU selected a consortia partner within northeast hub of Ohio’s Broadband and 5G Sector Partnership

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University was selected as a consortia partner within the northeast hub of Ohio’s Broadband and 5G Sector Partnership. The regional hubs were announced this week by Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted, who serves as Director of the Governor’s Workforce Transformation.

“In today’s economy and workforce, all Ohioans need access to high-speed internet,” stated Lt. Governor Husted in a news release. “Establishing these regional hubs…

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Independent Cuban journalist to be featured guest at Aug. 2 Faith and Society lecture

ASHLAND, Ohio – Yoe Suárez, an independent Cuban journalist and political refugee, will present “Faith Under Totalitarianism in the 21st Century: Cuba, Freedom and the Church” at Ashland University’s upcoming Faith and Society lecture. It will be held Wednesday, Aug. 2, at the Dwight Schar College of Education’s Ronk Auditorium (340 Samaritan Ave.) at 7 p.m., and will feature a conversation-style format between Suárez and Carlos Campo, president of AU.…

Carlos Campo, Steve Paramore and Bob Archer sign an MOU

AU launches Talon Track program with Ashland City School District

ASHLAND, Ohio – Leaders from Ashland University and the Ashland City School District signed a Memorandum of Understanding, which outlines a new and expanded collaboration between the two institutions through an initiative called Talon Track, during a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

The two organizations have been strong allies for a number of years and now they have a framework in place that will be beneficial to both and the students they…

James Kaufman

AU graduate named chief commercial officer for global medical technology company

Ashland University has helped James Kaufman in many ways throughout his decades-long career.

First, it allowed him the flexibility to take remote and night classes at the Ohio State University Marion campus and Marion Technical College for his bachelor’s degree while working full time in the 1980s.

Then the training Kaufman received from…

Ruth Ann Pardo

Graduate courses at AU help student with science background 'think like a businessperson'

Ruth Ann Pardo has learned her leadership skills from a variety of sources, including Ashland University.  

“Honestly, I think I have learned the most about leadership from my children,” Pardo said. “I have had some great female role models along the way as well. What I have learned about leadership from AU is how to think like a businessperson as my…

Katie Moon and Trevor Bassitt

Moon and Bassitt earn trips to Outdoor Worlds in Hungary

Katie Moon is used to winning championships, and another one came to fruition on Sunday (July 9) night in Eugene, Oregon.
Moon, the former Ashland University track and field NCAA Division II All-American who is the top-rated outdoor women's pole vaulter in the world, won the 2023 USATF Outdoor Championships title in the event on Sunday night with a new season-best and world-leading showing of 4.90 meters/16-feet-0¾.

Valerie Zeno

Ashland University grad Valerie Zeno named principal for a rural Ohio school district

Growing up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Valerie Zeno wanted a college experience different than the one she had at Normandy High School in Parma.  

“When I visited AU, I saw an Amish buggy driving down the road and fell in love with the charm of Ashland,” Zeno said. “On my campus visit, everyone was welcoming and friendly, and it immediately felt like home…

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