The Ida B. Wells Community Academy

1180 Slosson Street, Akron, Ohio  44320-2730 

 Development Team & Consultants Then & Now  (from November 1998 to 2000)

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The individuals listed here comprised the original list of developers and consultants working with the Academy's founders, Dr. Crosby and Mrs. Calhoun, from May 1998 to May 4, 1999, when the Academy received its charter from the State of Ohio's Department of Education and for some time after. Some addresses, places of employment, and phone numbers are currently out of date.

Edward W. Crosby, PhD
437 Silver Meadows Blvd
Kent, Ohio  44240
Office: 330.867.1085
FAX: 330.673.0330

Emma Jean Calhoun
Founder and Governor Emeritus
622 McKinley Avenue
Akron, Ohio  44311

Patricia Raita Bilal
990 Peckham Street
Akron, Ohio  44320
FAX: 330.434.7353

Perkins B. Pringle
Wright Hall, Kent State University
PO Box 5190, Kent, Ohio  44242-0001
Office: 330.761.1484
Academy: 330.376.4915
FAX: 330.376.4912
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Jacqueline Garrett
462 Beechwood Drive
Akron, Ohio  44320

Angela M. Anderson
581 Water Street
Kent, Ohio 44240
Office: 330.867.1085

Jackie Jackson
265 N. Thomas Road, Apt. B114
Talmadge, Ohio  44278

Sherman Roberts
917 Packard Avenue
Akron, Ohio  44320

Robert Deitchman, PhD – Deceased
77 Rhodes Road
Akron, Ohio  44302

John Fuller
1157 Herman Avenue
Akron, Ohio  44307

Herman Oden
886 Peerless Avenue
Akron, Ohio 44320

Beverly K. Parker
4793 Copley Road
Copley, Ohio 44321

Debra Calhoun
513 W. Exchange Street
Akron, Ohio  44302

Dean L. Seavers, Senior VP, Southern Region
ADT Security Services, Inc.
7747 NW 48th Street
Building D Suite 160
Miami, Florida  33166
Office: 786.331.3962
Office FAX: 305.629.8975
Home FAX: 847.831.9163


Regina Gregory, President
Black United Students (BUS)
Gardner Student Center, Office No. 2
University of Akron
Akron, Ohio  44325-4601
Voice: 330.916.0172 

Juanita K. Martin, PhD, Director
Counseling, Testing and Career Center
Simmons Hall 163
The University of Akron
Akron, Ohio  44325-4303
Office: 330.972.7082
FAX: 330.972.5679

Gloria McCullough
Associate Dean
College of Continuing Studies
Kent State University
PO Box 5190, Kent, Ohio  44242-0001
Office: 330.672.3102
FAX: 330.672.2079

Deborah A. Wilcox, PhD
5611 Coach Drive East, Unit F
Kettering, Ohio  45440

Marlene R. Dorsey, PhD
Dean, College of Continuing Studies
Kent State University
PO Box 5190, Kent, Ohio   44242-0001
Office: 330.672.3520
FAX: 330.672.2079

Geraldine Hayes Chavez
Assistant Dean, Pre-College Initiatives
Kent State University
PO Box 5190, Kent, Ohio 44242-0001
Office: 330.672.2920
FAX: 330.672.5339

Darryl Tukufu, PhD
Executive Director
Memphis Urban League
413 N. Cleveland Street
Office: 901.272.2491 x 29
FAX: 901278.3602
Memphis, Tennessee 38104

Sallie E. Bess
National City Bank
One Cascade Plaza
Akron, Ohio  44309-1198
Office: 330.375.8049

Kim D. Amponsah, Esq.
1719 Regal Avenue, NE
Canton, Ohio  44705
330.376.7672 (Akron)
FAX: 330.376.7472 

Brenda Stuart
Department of Finance
College of Business Administration
Kent State University
PO Box 5190, Kent, Ohio  44242-0001
Office: 330.672.2426 ext 7509
FAX: 330.672.2448

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Updated:  January 4, 2004