Y Alumni Magazine

Winter 2023

Macte Virtute

After a career spanning 40 years here at YSU, how do Ellen and I possibly begin to sufficiently thank the literally thousands of people we have had the honor to work with on behalf of Youngstown State University? Read more

Q & A with Interim President Dr. Helen K. Lafferty

Looking forward to her time on campus, Dr. Helen K. Lafferty, incoming interim president of YSU, took some time to share with YSU Magazine a little bit about her background, her goals as interim president and what YSU means to her. Read more

Melissa Kmetz Ohio Teacher of the Year

Class Notes

Read about outstanding graduates across more than 60 years, making their marks in the military, public service, law, education, public health, law enforcement and much more. Read more

Our Alumni

Alumni recognition, book club, volunteers...and much more. Read more

Our Students

YSU students continue to excel across the state, nation and world, helping in the fight against COVID-19, advancing women in the military and digging up the history of the region. Read more

Our Campus

It’s been another banner few months for YSU, with record-setting research and grant activity, recognition from the FBI, celebrating the stars and a new partnership with one of the largest tech companies in the world. Read about these and more recent campus highlights in Our Campus. Read more

Ellen Tressel at the Watson Team Center dedication

Our Donors

YSU would not be what it is today without the generosity of thousands of donors. Here we celebrate a handful of remarkable alumni and community supporters whose recent financial contributions are helping students across campus. Read more

Our Faculty

Our Faculty

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