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Project GRAD Akron's 11th Annual Achieving Dreams Celebration

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Greystone Hall

103 S. High Street

Akron, Ohio 44308

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Join us for Project GRAD Akron's 11th Annual Achieving Dreams Celebration. The celebration includes a 5 pm reception for honorees, sponsors, & VIP patrons; at 5:30 pm, all guests will be able to move throughout the venue and enjoy delicious food stations and participate in the auctions and raffles; and at 7:00 pm, we will gather in the ballroom for the awards program and the conclusion of the evening. Event Chairpersons are Project GRAD Akron Board Members: Fedearia Nicholson-Sweval, Dean of Student Success at Stark State College and Stephanie York, Esq., Vice President at Hennes Communications.

2017 HONOREES: Community Service Honorees: S. Theresa Carter, President, OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; David W. James, Superintendent, Akron Public Schools; and OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; and Buchtel Alumni Honorees: Frank Marina, Retired District Fire Chief, Akron Fire Department, Buchtel High School Class of 1976 (In Memoriam); Marco S. Sommerville, Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Affairs/Senior Advisor to the Mayor, City of Akron, Buchtel High School Class of 1970 (Lifetime Achievement); and Dennis Weiner, M.D., FAOA, Chairman, Emeritus, Pediatric Orthopedic Department; Director, Emeritus, Pediatric Orthopedic Research; Co-Director, Regional Skeletal Dysplasia Center, Akron Children’s Hospital; Professor of Orthopedics, NEOMED, Buchtel High School Class of 1956 (Lifetime Achievement).

Special thank you to our Sponsors as of 8/24/17: Presenting Sponsor - OMNOVA Solutions Foundation; Scholar Sponsor - Alpha Phi Alpha Foundation of Akron, Ohio; Mentor Sponsors - Cleveland Clinic Akron General, Kent State University, G. Stephens, Inc., State and Federal Communications, Inc., Summa Health System, and Summit County Dept. of Job & Family Services; Collaborator Sponsors - Akron Children's Hospital, Martin H. Belsky & Kathleen Waits, Buckeye Health Plan, Eileen Burg, FirstEnergy Foundation, Dr. Gregory & Judi Hill, Huntington Bank, Dana & Frank LaGarde, Roger Read, Stark State College, Summit DD, The Maynard Family Foundation, and Dr. Scott & Margaret Weiner; and Media Sponsor - Akron Beacon Journal/Ohio.com.

Proceeds benefit Project GRAD Akron's programs, services, and scholarship fund! For additional information about sponsorship opportunities, tickets, advertisements, or donations, please call 330-761-3113 or email info@projectgradakron.org.

Dana LaGarde is the President of the Board of Directors and Jacqueline Silas-Butler, Esq. is the Executive Director of Project GRAD Akron.

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