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With help from Ashland University, Paul Jackson becomes a first-year school administrator

Ashland University has played a big part throughout Paul Jackson’s life.

He met his wife at AU, was named a middle school principal after earning a master’s degree from the university and is now using his graduate-schooling knowledge toward a Ph.D.

“In high school I attended a summer program for gifted young people,” Jackson said. “The beautiful campus, fascinating courses and stimulating conversations led by AU faculty left a strong…

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AU alumnus one of three to earn honor from Mathematical Association of America

ASHLAND, Ohio – Abraham Edwards, a 2005 graduate of Ashland University and currently a faculty member at Michigan State University, was one of three recipients nationwide of the Mathematical Association of America’s 2023 Henry L. Alder Award for Distinguished Teaching.

The prestigious honor goes to “beginning college or university faculty whose teaching has been extraordinarily successful and whose effectiveness in teaching undergraduate mathematics…

Esau: The Education Eagle for All

Art contest helps Correctional Education students 'feel more involved in the university'

Each year, state directors from Ashland University’s Correctional Education program have an annual meeting to plan its focus for the coming year.  

“In September 2022, our focus was retention by concentrating on making CE students feel more…

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Studying risk management at AU helps MBA grad with hurricane, earthquake, other disaster studies

While working in safety design for a steel construction company, Amer Hamad Issa Abukhalaf wanted to learn more about risk management outside the context of structural design and construction.

“So, I started a master’s degree with an executive management major at Ashland University,” said Abukhalaf, who earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at Hashemite University in Jordan. “During my masters, I learned how to identify, analyze,…

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Jen McConnell ’06 to be featured on HGTV’s House Hunters on Aug. 30

Jen McConnell, a 2006 graduate of Ashland University and co-owner of a highly successful real estate agency in Charleston, S.C., will be on HGTV’s popular show House Hunters on Wednesday, Aug. 30, at 10:30 p.m. The episode is the first of House Hunter’s new season.

Accent magazine featured McConnell, her successful business, her young son’s battle with pediatric cancer and the foundation that it inspired, in the…

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AU President Campo named to Crain’s Notable Latino Leaders list

ASHLAND, Ohio – Carlos Campo, president of Ashland University and Ashland Theological Seminary, has been honored as one of Crain’s 45 Notable Latino Leaders. The recognition was announced Monday by Crain’s Cleveland Business, a leading publication of business news, analysis and commentary in northeast Ohio.

Crain’s Notable Latino Leaders “foster…

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Ashland Area Chorus to begin 2023-24 season next week

ASHLAND, Ohio – The Ashland Area Chorus, a community-based mixed choir of 40-50 singers, will start its 2023-24 season next week and is still accepting new members.

Weekly rehearsals for the chorus will be held on Monday nights from 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Aug. 28. They will take place in room 242 of Ashland University’s Center for the Arts.

“The AAC will perform a program of beautiful music (at) the AU Fall Concert Oct. 29 and participate in…

Jennifer Allerding

AU grad becomes superintendent in community with a special place in her heart

Twice, Jennifer Allerding’s son, Kaden, has been diagnosed with cancer, and both times the Loudonville-Perrysville community has rallied around her family.

“I made the commitment that if I ever had the opportunity to make a difference in the community, I would,” said Allerding, who is the new superintendent for Loudonville-Perrysville Exempted Village Schools. “The desire to move to L-P provides me the opportunity to give back to a community that…

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Miller selected as AU’s new VP for Institutional Advancement

ASHLAND, Ohio – Jason Miller '96, the chief advancement officer at Ashland University, has been named the university’s new vice president for institutional advancement, effective Sept. 1. Miller has served various roles in the advancement office since January 2011.

“Jason Miller has proven himself as a steady leader for more than a decade here at Ashland University. We have high hopes for his continued success in this new role, and offer him a…

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“Five Easy Pieces” exhibition at Coburn Gallery Aug. 21-Sept. 24, opening reception Aug. 31

ASHLAND, Ohio – “Five Easy Pieces,” an exhibition featuring Ohio artist Justin Sorenson, will be hosted by the Ashland University Department of Art + Design and the Coburn Gallery (331 College Ave.) from Aug. 21-Sept. 24, with an opening reception scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 31, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

“Five Easy Pieces” pulls from Sorensen’s studio practice, which spans multiple mediums and visual…

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