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Experience the Stories of Ashland

At Ashland University, everything begins with the individual. One student. One moment. And the one thing calling out to them, catching their ear, and drawing them on to pursue the adventure that breathes meaning and purpose into the rest of their life.

Each moment is rooted in its time, and each story emerges creating another thread in the tapestry that is the Ashland experience. Some of these stories begin with a bang. Others start in silence. Some don’t reveal themselves right away. Others shine like a bright star pinned against the sky, a clear call to follow.

But no matter how the story begins, from that moment, nothing else is ever the same. Lives are transformed. Communities are rebuilt. Worlds are reshaped. And we grow stronger together.

Experience the stories of Ashland below.

How a culture of generosity is changing the future of student success in Ashland’s science departments.

Students looking to go into the sciences have a lot of choices when it comes to selecting a college. But because of the continuing generosity of Ashland donors, combined with a faculty team dedicated to giving every individual student a world-class educational experience, special things are happening at Ashland. Watch the first installment of our Perspectives series and see firsthand the kinetic power of what your generosity is doing on campus.

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Get the latest updates on what’s happening in the Ashland University community and experience the stories of people who are living out what “Accent on the Individual” truly means.

Tell Your Ashland Story

Ashland is built on moments of real connection and inspiration. And it’s only through the individual stories of our time at Ashland that we’re able to truly experience the legacy of this community and the opportunities created since our founding.

Over the past several years, we’ve set out to tell one thousand stories of Ashland. These stories are what truly make up our rich history and propel us into a bold future.

Your Ashland story started here. And we want to hear it.

Tell us what Ashland gave to you—and what you, in turn, have given to the world. Tell us the story of the moments at Ashland that shaped the rest of your life.

Accent Stories​

Paul and Lani McKnight

Alumni and Donors

Michelle Koussa


Jud Logan

Former Head Men and Women’s Track and Field Coach

Richard Jordan


Debbie Sullivan

Alumna, Former Faculty, Staff

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