Congratulations to more than 3,500 students who made the fall 2016 University of Akron Dean's List. To be eligible the students needed to maintain a GPA of 3.500-3.999 and be enrolled in 12 or more credit hours.

Included in those making the grade are: Hannah Fenton, majoring in Dietetics-Didactic Program; Alyson Rexroad, majoring in Early Child Teach Prep Program; and Chandler Shryock, majoring in Civil Engineering; all of Newcomerstown.

The University of Akron (UA) is the region's most influential public research university, contributing to the resurgence of the local economy, providing a highly skilled workforce, and known for an innovative approach to higher education. With nearly 26,000 students and more than 300 associate, bachelor's, master's, doctorate and law degree programs, UA offers career-focused and experiential learning that defines the polytechnic approach to education. From polymers and psychology, to engineering and integrated marketing communications, to education and choreography, UA brings together various disciplines in ways that provide students with life-long skills, internships and co-ops, opportunities for academic research, study abroad, on-campus student employment and service projects designed for diverse groups of learners, including full-time, part-time and on-line students, veterans, and adults returning to the classroom.