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 […] More 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 […] More 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 […] More 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 […] More 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 […] More 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 […] More 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 […] More more »

Living the Life

April 24th, 2013 | No Comments | Posted in Alumni Profiles

By Patty Gelb She immediately apologized when we first started speaking on the phone. “The yipping you hear in the background is my dog that goes with me everywhere,” said Heidi Burkhart. Ms. Burkhart’s dog is a 5-year-old Maltese named VivVie which is shortened from vivre la vie meaning “live life” in French. “She is […] More more »

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