The University of Akron (UA) Wayne College Alumni Association is pleased to announce nominations are now underway for the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes graduates who have shown leadership in the workplace and community. Nominees must have earned at least 30 credit hours from UA Wayne College.

Nominations may be made by anyone in the community. Forms and guidelines are available at The deadline for nominations is Feb. 28, 2021. The selected alumni will be recognized at UA Wayne College’s Graduate Recognition Ceremony in May. Last year’s recipient was Kent Smith, director of the Rittman Academy School.

The University of Akron Wayne College is an educational and cultural hub for Wayne County and the surrounding region. Student success is achieved through excellent teaching with an emphasis on individualized attention. Students are prepared for further educational pursuits, career success and lifelong learning. Programming and support services are extended to our Regional Academic Centers, including The University