Y Alumni Magazine

Spring 2018


Youngstown State University – a Magazine for Alumni and Friends, is published twice annually for YSU alumni, faculty and staff by the YSU Office of Marketing & Communications.

We See Tomorrow Campaign

Gifts create Graduate Fellowships and support 18 Classrooms of the Future.


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Brandon Sinn

New Plant Species Honors Alum’s Favorite “Eccentric” Prof

Flourishing in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Tennessee, there’s a newly discovered species of wild ginger named in memory of YSU Biology Professor Carl F. Chuey. Read more

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At Your Service

Service to the community has always been a central part of YSU’s mission. Students receive a wealth of invaluable, hands-on experience and often, the people they meet, the satisfaction they experience – and the intangible joy of serving others – has long-term effects on students’ career choices.

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Jamael Tito Brown

Jamael Tito Brown

Jamael Tito Brown is th newly-elected 51st mayor of Youngstown. Read more

Suzanne Bort Gray

Suzanne Bort Gray

Suzanne Bort Gray oversees a robust, wide-ranging art education program that she helped create, as Arts and Humanities coordinator for the Boardman YMCA. Read more

Elijah Stambaugh

Elijah Stambaugh

Elijah Stambaugh has created a better way of grading and recording results, a web-based application called Lightning Grader. Read more

Spring Break 2018 Haiti Trip

Spring Break Abroad

Seven student groups and 13 faculty leaders traveled abroad to six countries for faculty-led study and service during Spring Break. Read more

The Changing Makeup of the Student Body Infographic

The Changing Makeup of the Student Body

Key enrollment and quality indicators have taken an upward trajectory since YSU changed its admissions approach four years ago, moving from open admissions to a more selective process. Read more