University of Akron receives generous donation

AKRON, OH (WOIO) - Wednesday University of Akron President, Scott L. Scarborough announced the naming of the University's Honors College as the Dr. Gary B. and Pamela S. Williams Honors College.

This honor was in recognition of two alumni who have generously donated to their alma mater since 1969 and are well known for their commitment to help others in the community.

The couple's cumulative commitment of more than $10 million in giving will help advance the growth and expansion of the college.

Scarborough said, "We are enormously grateful that the Williamses are demonstrating their belief in and support of the University and the Honors College in this manner."

Enrollment in the Honors College has grown significantly during the past five years. Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 3.75 and a minimum ACT score of 25 or a 3.5 GPA and an ACT score of 27.

Vice President of Advancement Lawrence J. Burns said, "It is very gratifying to see this type of support for our students – current and future – as it underscores the high quality educational experience that UA offers.

"The Williams' gift will help ensure a bright future for students, the Honors College and the University."

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