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Community Impact

Outreach & Partnerships


Whether it is offering a science workshop for seventh graders or hosting our county’s Heart Walk, we’re proud to give back to the place we call home!  Kent State Ashtabula hosts over 100 community meetings each year, and our staff members serve on numerous local boards.  In addition, we host several local events on campus each year.

Science Olympiad Workshop

Kent State Ashtabula aims to aid and promote the Ohio Science Olympiad by offering workshops for middle and high school students to practice for their events.  With our instructors and professors, participants study science topics relating to events in which they will compete at the regional, state and national level.  For more information, contact Gary Misich, Academic Lab Manager, at 440-964-4561 or

Ashtabula County Heart Walk

Kent State Ashtabula is proud to once again host the 2016 Ashtabula County Heart Walk on our campus.  For more information on the Heart Walk, to register a team, or to donate,  please visit the Ashtabula County Heart Walk website

2016 Heart Walk Information
Saturday, October 1, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Kent State University at Ashtabula, Main Hall

Ed Taylor Memorial 5K Run

The Ed Taylor Memorial 5K Run was started in 2008 in memory of Ed Taylor, a Physical Therapist Assisting student at Kent State Ashtabula.  This annual event, hosted by the Kent State Ashtabula Physical Therapist Assistant Technology program, benefits the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation.  

2017 Event Information

Envirothon Workshop

Kent State Ashtabula is proud to host an Ohio Envirothon Workshop for all area teams.  The Ohio Envirothon is designed to stimulate, reinforce and enhance interest in the environment and natural resources among high school students.  The Envirothon tests students' knowledge of soils, forestry, wildlife, aquatic ecology and current environmental issues. In addition, the Envirothon encourages cooperative decision-making and team building. While each student on an Envirothon team is challenged to contribute his or her personal best, the score that counts at the end of an Envirothon is the team score.

Field of Honor

The Student Veterans Association at Kent State University at Ashtabula commemorates the anniversary of September 11, 2001, each year with the "Field of Honor" display on campus.  The Ashtabula Campus has a strong veteran presence among the student body, and the SVA is a very active student organization. Members felt the field of flags would be an appropriate way to honor the victims of the September 11th tragedy.  The more than 2,000 flags are displayed around the flag pole and along the sidewalks in the heart of campus.