UToledo alumna powering opportunity for minorities in tech

December 11th, 2019 | Comments Off on UToledo alumna powering opportunity for minorities in tech | Posted in From Our Alumni

By Tyrel Linkhorn Irma Olguin Jr. is an unlikely tech leader, building a technology ecosystem in an equally unlikely place. As the co-founder and chief executive officer of Bitwise Industries in Fresno, Calif., Olguin is one of the leading forces in an effort to revive underdog cities by building a robust — and inclusive — […] Read more »

It’s a family affair

November 19th, 2019 | Comments Off on It’s a family affair | Posted in From Our Alumni

Generations of Rockets continue long tradition of education at UToledo By Laurie B. Davis Doug Ligibel grew up just steps away from The University of Toledo campus. His family — mom, Patricia; dad, Richard; and siblings, David and Deborah — lived in Old Orchard. “We would run the campus as kids. It was just two […] Read more »

Family stats

November 19th, 2019 | Comments Off on Family stats | Posted in From Our Alumni

John and Mary Hunter’s children First Generation: Christopher Hunter (Bus ’69) Elizabeth Hunter Dumas (Ed ’73) Martin Hunter (Bus ’78) John Hunter Jr. (Bus ’80) — deceased Annette Hunter Lee (A/S ’77, ’79) Dennis Lee (Law ’85) — Spouse of Annette Hunter Lee Thomas Hunter (UTCTC ’80, Univ Coll ’87) Kimberly Palicki Hunter (Bus ’80, […] Read more »

UToledo alumna recognized as advocate for pharmacists

November 19th, 2019 | Comments Off on UToledo alumna recognized as advocate for pharmacists | Posted in From Our Alumni

By Tyrel Linkhorn Dr. Krystalyn Weaver (Pharm ’10, Pharm Ph.D. ’12) was passionate about pharmacy, but it was the advocacy opportunities she gained in her student leadership roles at The University of Toledo that helped guide her to a career focused on how government policy affects practicing pharmacists. A self-described shy kid when she arrived […] Read more »

American dream comes true

November 19th, 2019 | Comments Off on American dream comes true | Posted in From Our Alumni

By Yixing Chen (MPH ’11) In 1989, my father, Zhong Chen, who was a professor in academia, was under pressure due to political turmoil in China. With the help of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur, he secured a student visa to The University of Toledo to escape the unstable fallout of his home country, where he left […] Read more »

Finding purpose

October 15th, 2019 | Comments Off on Finding purpose | Posted in From Our Alumni

Alumna Felecia Nave found leadership in academia the right choice for career by Laurie B. Davis Felecia Nave (Eng ’01, ’05), who became the 20th President of Alcorn State University in Mississippi in 2019, did not originally aspire to a career of teaching and administration in higher education. As an undergraduate at Alcorn State, a […] Read more »

Understanding identities

October 15th, 2019 | Comments Off on Understanding identities | Posted in From Our Alumni

Alumnus counsels clients, teaches students how to do the same across spectrum by Laurie B. Davis Dr. Jared Rose has made advocating for a minority population a major part of his life. His personal journey working on behalf of the LGBTQ community began early and served as the impetus for earning four degrees from The […] Read more »

Alumni return to UToledo for Homecoming

October 15th, 2019 | Comments Off on Alumni return to UToledo for Homecoming | Posted in From Our Alumni

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Just ‘Crush It’

September 10th, 2019 | Comments Off on Just ‘Crush It’ | Posted in From Our Alumni

Alumnus Mike Steel offers advice on carefully navigating the career ladder By Laurie B. Davis Before Mike Steel (Bus ’05) enrolled at The University of Toledo, he aspired to become a professional athlete. “I thought I was going to be a professional football player or basketball player,” says Steel, who came to UToledo from Cincinnati. […] Read more »

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