Dave Yakley ’95 served as chair of the 2015 University and College Designers Association (UCDA) Conference held in Orlando in October. He was responsible for arranging speakers for six general sessions and 24 breakout sessions as well as pre-conference activities and workshops. Nearly 300 people were in attendance. UCDA inspires designers working in academia in North America and around the world by delivering relevant programming and benefits in a personal and thoughtful way. The organization provides for the professional and personal growth of its members, and advocates for designer and educators roles within their institution. Dave has served on the UCDA Board of Directors since 2012 and has also organized workshops in Akron, Elyria, and Cincinnati. He is currently director of design at Malone.
Dave also serves on the board of Canton Harbor High School, a non-profit charter school dedicated to serving students in Stark County who struggle in a traditional school setting. The school’s mission is to advance under-served youth through education, job training, personal and leadership development, and community service. The school has been successful in helping many students earn a high school diploma.
A daughter, Junia Marion, to Amy and R.J. Rozko ’01 on November 13, 2013. She joins big sister Aubrianna. J.R. is co-director of Missio Alliance. The family lives in Elgin, IL.
Allison Reynolds ’14 and Tyler Thomas ’15 on August 8, 2015. Allison works for Summa Health System at Barberton Hospital. Tyler is working for Synchrony Financial in Canton. The couple lives in Barberton.
A daughter, Chloe Athena, to Ryan (Karp) ’03 and Brian Hollingsworth ’02. Ryan is the Director of Social Media at Grabowski & Co. in Uniontown. Brian is a Major Gifts Officer at Akron Children’s Hospital. The family lives in Uniontown.
A daughter, Elizabeth Anne, to Laura (Hunter) ’05 and Joshua Inks on March 28, 2015. Elizabeth joins big sister, Rosemary, and the family lives in Rome, Ohio.
Chelsea Carlson ’15 and Steven Niewiedzial ’15 on June 27, 2015. Steven is a registered nurse at St. Luke’s Medical Center. Chelsea works for Starbucks. The couple lives in Franklin, WI.
Janelle Linder ’14 and Kyle Lodermeier ’13 on August 1, 2015. Janelle is a physician liaison at Fisher-Titus Medical Center. Kyle is a strength and conditioning personal trainer at local gyms in Norwalk. The couple lives in Norwalk.
A son, Logan Joshua, to Brandon and Jessica (Nevergall) Montague ’05 on August 29, 2015. He joins big brother Tyler. Jessica is the director of Social Services for Good Samaritan Society. The family resides in Findlay.
Recently, Joe Scalzo ’00, joined The Repository sports department after working 14 years at The Vindicator in Youngstown. He has won several awards throughout his career. Joe is the current and four-time Associated Press Ohio Sports Writer of the Year.
In summer 2015, Elizabeth Unger ’13 studied evolution and maintenance of biodiversity and the effects of human intervention in the Amazon. Elizabeth, a temporary wild animal keeper at the Akron Zoo in Akron, Ohio, took the graduate course in pursuit of her master’s degree from Miami University’s Global Field Program.