A lyrical journey

March 15th, 2018 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

Alumna Estar Cohen finds her musical voice in improvisational jazz by Laurie B. Davis Alumna Estar Cohen believes she has found her true voice. At a young age, Cohen’s songwriting siblings and popular folk artists Cat Stevens, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake and Elliot Smith initiated her into music. By middle-school age she was composing her […] Read more »

UT alumna and employee finds herself—and finds success—through ‘badass’ book

October 27th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

Sherry Stanfa-Stanley learned one or two things — or maybe 52 —after she set out on a journey at the age of 52 to tackle 52 new experiences outside of her comfort zone. “I discovered the anticipation of facing our fears is almost always worse than the reality,” she says. “I learned things never, ever […] Read more »

Making a name in a fictional world

March 28th, 2017 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

UT alumnus balances creativity with financing of movies in Los Angeles film scene By Laurie B. Davis It’s a Wednesday night and you’re escaping work mode by settling in with a Redbox or Netflix movie. You’ve chosen a little-known title of an independent film—you’ve never seen it advertised on TV or seen plastic figures of […] Read more »

Retired engineer cruises with kiwi crop

June 3rd, 2016 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

By Vicki L. Kroll When these little kiwis grown by James “Jim” Smith (Eng ’56) go to market, the small fruit take a sweet journey. Smith drives his truck north a few minutes up the middle of Lopez Island to the Washington State Ferries for a 50-minute ride across the Puget Sound to Anacortes, where […] Read more »

Recognizing a Hero

December 18th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

By Patty Gelb It took over 70 years for The University of Toledo alumnus, professor emeritus and Army veteran, Dr. Richard Perry (’48, ’50, ’64), to receive the Soldier’s Medal designated for him on August 29, 1945 for his heroic acts during World War II. The Soldier’s Medal is an important recognition in the Army […] Read more »

A Healthy Dose of Reason

May 28th, 2015 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

By Patty Gelb Beyond a reasonable doubt, Dr. Casey Reason (Education Specialist, ’94) is at the forefront of professional learning communities and virtual collaboration in the United States. So much so, in fact, that the National Education Association (NEA) – the largest professional organization and the largest labor union in America – is sharing a […] Read more »

The 52/52 Project

January 30th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

My Year of Detours Out of the Cul-de-Sac By Sherry Stanfa-Stanley While I followed after the city’s SWAT team and vice squad as they stormed a house on a drug raid, I only wished I was wearing a bullet-proof vest, a holster, and a pair of Depends. I never would have imagined myself having the […] Read more »

Pharm Grad Takes UT Training Down South

January 30th, 2014 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

By Patty Gelb With the recent freezing temperatures and the record breaking amounts of snowfall, you would think the reason Dr. Andy Hochradel (Pharm, ‘12) moved to Augusta, Ga. following graduation was to escape the cold. But the reason wasn’t to avoid Toledo’s weather, it was for opportunity. Born and raised in Toledo, Hochradel attended […] Read more »

Diverse Alumnus

July 31st, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

By Patty Gelb Dr. Leon McDougle’s (B.A. in Biology ’85) path has rocketed over the years. He started as a young man who grew up in Sandusky, Ohio, with a dream of becoming a doctor, through an undergraduate degree at The University of Toledo. It continued with him earning a master of public health degree […] Read more »

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