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Youngstown State University Foundation

Doesn't everybody like the idea of leaving a legacy, something positive for which we can be remembered? The desire often becomes stronger as we see our birthday candles increasing in number. At YSU, hundreds of alumni and friends have discovered an amazing way to create a forever legacy – they’ve established scholarship endowments that literally go on giving in perpetuity. Read more

Mirta Reyes-Chapman

Alumni Spotlight - Mirta Reyes-Chapman

When Mirta Reyes-Chapman landed her first engineering job in the 1980s, manufacturers didn’t make steel-toed work boots in women’s sizes – and her presence on construction sites raised plenty of eyebrows among her male counterparts. Read more

Bill Barna

Alumni Spotlight - Bill Barna

Four years ago, Bill Barna was at Howland Middle School in Trumbull County, leading a full-fledged active shooter training scenario for local police, teachers, principals and students.

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Racquel Wright

Alumni Spotlight - Racquel Wright

Moose nose soup and boiled fish heads. Winter nights that last 19 hours or more – and endless summer days. That’s life in Alaska, and recent YSU grad Racquel Wright has been learning to adapt since she moved to the remote Southern Alaska village of Newhalen to accept a school counseling position last year. Read more

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A Seat At The Table

Endowed faculty positions boost YSU's national reputation. David Stout clearly recalls the time he attended his first meeting of the Board of Directors of the American Accounting Association, the largest community of accountants in academia. Read more

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Tragedy Inspires Study

A campus tragedy – the bulimia-related death of a YSU freshman in 2012 – inspired a faculty group to study eating disorders in college students. Read more

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The Bookshelf

Every spring, YSU Magazine celebrates our university faculty and staff who have recently published books, computer applications, or had their work showcased in musical recording, art and photo exhibitions. Read more

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NSF Funds Prof’s Eye-Tracking Research

Computer Science Professor Bonita Sharif is the first faculty member in YSU history to win the National Science Foundation’s highly competitive CAREER Award for Early Career Development. Read more

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YSU Nursing: Celebrating 50 Years of Caring

With advanced degrees, online programs and more gender diversity, YSU’s Department of Nursing has made some radical changes since it began as an associate degree program in 1967. This year, as the department celebrates its Golden Anniversary, Nursing ranks as YSU’s sixth largest program, with 405 undergraduate and graduate students and 4,556 alumni. Read more