Congratulations Dr. Sykes!
Distinguished Alumni and Friends of The University of Akron
set to be honored at 2015 Alumni Day
Akron, OH – Accomplished leaders in government, business and healthcare are among the distinguished alumni and friends of The University of Akron who will be spotlighted at this year’s Alumni Day ceremonies on May 14, 2015, in the university’s Student Union Ballroom.
Vernon Sykes (’01), faculty director of the Columbus Program at Kent State University; Mary Taylor (’90 & ’98), lieutenant governor of the State of Ohio; and Laura K. Thompson (’87 & ’92), executive vice president and CFO of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, will receive the Alumni Honor Award. Alberto Ibargüen, president of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; and Thomas L. “Tim” Stover, president and CEO of Akron General Health System, will receive the Honorary Alumni Award. Richard W. “Dick” Pogue (’04), chair of the Board of Trustees of The University of Akron, will be honored as the outgoing member of the Board.
Alumni Day includes a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner and ceremonies at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person. Tickets and additional information can be obtained by calling 330.972.7271. The Student Union Ballroom is located on The University of Akron campus at 303 Carroll Street.
A very special congratulations goes out to our very own, Dr. Vernon Sykes, Assistant Professor and Director of the Columbus Program in Intergovernmental Issues (CPII). Dr. Sykes remains actively involved in state and local matters and has served the Political Science Department for more than 12 years.