Board of Directors


Fedearia Nicholson-Sweval, Ph.D.

Position on Board

Member of Executive Committee
Past Vice President

Began Serving on Project GRAD Akron Board:


Favorite quote:

Education is the most powerful tool you can use to change the world” - Nelson Mandela

Favorite thing about Project GRAD Akron:

My favorite thing about Project GRAD Akron is its ability to make a difference in the lives of the students served and their families.  Additionally, I love how the organization serves students in a holistic manner and inspires its students to achieve more than they (the students) believed possible.

A little about Fedearia:

I was born and raised in Akron, Ohio, and am a proud alumni of The University of Akron.  I have had the great opportunity to work in higher education for nearly twenty- three years, impacting the lives of students, particularly first-generation and underrepresented students.  Currently, I reside in Akron with my husband, David. In my spare time, I love to travel, read, attend plays, movies, as well as spend time with family and friends.