Y Alumni Magazine

Summer 2021

President Jim Tressel

Macte Virtute

YSU President Jim Tressel feels cautiously optimistic about the months ahead. "Take it from an old football coach who has been through a fair share of last-second nail-biters, the certainty of victory comes only when the clock ticks no more. That’s why, even-though it appears we may have beaten back this incessant threat of COVID-19, it’s best that we remain vigilant and cautious." Read more

Caroline McCombs

Class Notes

Read about outstanding graduates across more than 70 years - from a 1950 alum who turns 100 later this year to a slew of graduates in their early-20-somethings.

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Class Notes - EXTRAS

Covering the big stories...Dean of the Island...Alumni Recitals...Beauty from ashes...Batman and his strange romances...Helping youth find their way...Pandemic, biology, virtual learning

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Hult Prize finalists

Our Students

“The academic achievements of our students, particularly when they go head-to-head against students from other universities, is nothing short of remarkable,” said Brien Smith, YSU provost. “The accomplishments are even more noteworthy given the challenges of the pandemic over the past several months.” Read more

Greg Greenwood, president of Greenwood Chevrolet, and his wife, Alice, present keys to YSU President Jim Tressel.

Our Campus

A roundup of campus activities, initiatives and news, from moving the YSU Summer Festival of the Arts downtown and continued work on Fifth Avenue renovations, to workforce development projects and the introduction of the university's fifth doctorate degree. Read more

Our Donors

The governing boards for both YSU and the YSU Foundation pulled out their wallets earlier this year to support the leadership legacy of President Jim Tressel. Read more

Our Faculty

Our Faculty

Excellence at Work...Scholarly achievements and activities of YSU faculty and staff. Read more