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Gwendalyn (Smith) Boyer

National veterans organization recognizes military-connected Ashland student-teacher

While Gwendalyn (Smith) Boyer enjoyed her first job after leaving the Air Force at a home improvement store, it just didn’t feel quite right.

“I remember feeling as though so much of the hard work I had poured into my military career had become less than useful,” said Boyer, a public affairs specialist during her 4 ½ years of service.


Chanáe Curtis

Opera career taking off for Chanáe Curtis, an Ashland University music graduate

What started in Ohio and Ashland University as a love of music for Chanáe Curtis has blossomed into a successful opera career that has taken her not only across the U.S. but overseas.

Curtis, who earned a Bachelor of Music from AU in 2012, recently…

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AU hits record mark during Day of Giving

ASHLAND, Ohio – The office of institutional advancement at Ashland University reported a record Day of Giving, which was held during a 36-hour window on March 23-24. More than $350,000 was raised—the most ever for the eighth annual event—for a variety of initiatives, all of which support student success.

The record amount came from 679 donors, comprised of alumni, faculty, staff, students and friends of the university. Each donor had the option to…

MBA from Ashland University shifts trajectory of Ambur Banner's career in social work

Ambur Banner says her Master of Business Administration degree from Ashland University really shifted the trajectory of her career.

“Most people don’t think of a social worker as a seasoned business leader – but here I am,” said Banner, who was recently named the acting director of the Unified Government Public Health Department in Kansas City, Kansas.

John Wurm

AU grad John Wurm credits his professors for passing the CPA exam, internship success

John Wurm said he probably wouldn’t have passed all four parts of the CPA exam on his first try without the help of one of his Ashland University accounting instructors, Timothy Hinkel.

“He went out of his way on many occasions to help me succeed long after I had graduated AU,” said Wurm, a December 2021 AU grad. “One out of every five test-takers will pass four parts of the CPA exam…

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Chocolate expert to present at AU’s Environmental Lecture Series on March 30

ASHLAND, Ohio – Ashland University’s 2022-23 Environmental Lecture Series continues Thursday, March 30, when guest Romi Burks, a professor of biology at Southwestern University, presents “Save the Earth: 10 Reasons to Buy Better Chocolate.” The lecture begins at 7:30 p.m., in Ronk Lecture Hall of the Dwight Schar College of Education (340 Samaritan Ave.), and the first 75 in-person attendees will have the option to sample several varieties of chocolate.…

Neil Gupta

Gupta praises AU for helping him on his career path to superintendent job

Neil Gupta says his career wouldn’t have advanced as successfully as it has without Ashland University.

“All the jobs I’ve gotten have directly been related to what AU prepared me for,” said Gupta, whose recent job advancement was being named superintendent of the Oakwood school district in the Dayton area.

Not only has Gupta earned a…

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WIA partners with AU to offer broadband and 5G training to incarcerated individuals

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Wireless Infrastructure Association (WIA) today announced a new partnership with Ashland University to help approximately 140 incarcerated individuals, who are eligible for release within 12 months, prepare for careers in broadband and 5G this spring and summer. With expanded funding from the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation’s Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP), Ashland University (AU) will offer the…

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62nd annual Mohican District Science Day to be held at AU this Saturday

ASHLAND, Ohio – One hundred fifteen students from 26 area schools are expected to converge on the Ashland University campus Saturday, March 25, for the 62nd annual Mohican District Science Day. Sponsored by the Mohican District Junior Division of the Ohio Academy of Science, the event will be held at AU’s John C. Myers Convocation Center.

According to Jeff Weidenhamer, the Science Day director and a professor of chemistry at AU, the students…

Payton Block

AU student Payton Block 'doing a wonderful job' student-teaching in Shelby

Payton Block always loved learning in school and had some really influential teachers who inspired her to be the best student she could be.

“With that, my high school French teacher was the first to suggest teaching after I developed a lesson plan for one of her assignments, and I had a lot of fun with it,” said Block, a senior education major at Ashland University

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