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Alumni Spotlight: Introducing a New Therapy to Heal Failing Hearts

Dr. Amit Patel, ’93 BS in Biology, ’94 MS in Immunophysiology YSU alumnus Dr. Amit Patel is making medical history at the University of Utah […] more.
Alumni Spotlight Paula Brooks

Alumni Spotlight: Preparing the Nation for Climate Change

Paula Brooks, ’75 BA in Political Science, Pre-Law Paula Brooks was just stepping to the podium at a government energy conference in Chicago last November […] more.
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Penguin Mates, Winter 2014

Since the summer of 2013, YSU Magazine has been inviting married YSU couples to share their love stories in our new Penguin Mates column. The […] more.
Chisa Echendu

Alumni Spotlight: After Cancer, Patient Care is her Passion

Chisa Echendu, MD, PhD – ’00 BS, ’06 MS in Chemistry Dr. Chisa Echendu fell in love with biochemical research when she was a YSU […] more.
Ronald Domen

Alumni Spotlight: Med School Professor Is Authority on Bioethics

Ronald Domen MD, ’72 AB in Pre-Med Dr. Ronald Domen’s dreams of a medical career began with childhood visits to his family doctor. He never […] more.
Rachel Seimen

Alumni Spotlight: Bringing Childbirth Back to Nature

Rachel Sieman, ’94 BS in Nursing YSU nursing grad Rachel Sieman has never liked the way modern medicine handles healthy, normal childbirth – the fetal […] more.
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YSU alum brings the newest big band sound to Vegas

Big Band music has always been a passion for David Perrico, so the YSU alumnus feels great about headlining at the iconic Stratosphere Casino, Hotel […] more.
Alton Merrell

Jazzed to join Dana faculty

What in the world can you do with a music degree? It was the question Alton Merrell asked Tony Leonardi when he met the renowned […] more.
Kelly Scurich

Getting a thrill watching students excel

Ballet lessons began at age seven, voice training a few years later, and by the time Kelly Scurich had reached her teens she was getting […] more.
Christopher Sondles

Sales top $1M for Classic Car Entrepreneur

Christopher Sondles grew up with a father and a brother who shared his passion for restoring classic ’57 Chevrolets. Now he’s making a living with […] more.
Ryan Martino

From Gridiron to Dragstrip: A Championship in the Making

Ryan Martino, a Magna Cum Laude graduate of the Bitonte College of Health & Human Services and alumnus of the proud Penguin football program at […] more.
Linda Gooden

Alum exec accepts prestigious board seats

Linda Gooden, a Youngstown State University alumna whose business career culminated in a top executive position with the Lockheed Martin Corp., has accepted two prestigious […] more.