Kent Campus News tagged with Commencement

Posted: Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:06pm

Octavia Spencer said her rise to the top of Hollywood began with a many struggles, but her resolve to succeed never failed.

Speaking to graduates attending Kent State University’s first One University Commencement Ceremony on May 13, Ms. Spencer said she almost missed her own graduation ceremony. She arrived at Auburn University just in time to don her cap and gown, and looking back, Ms. Spencer said it was one of the best decisions of her life because it marked the beginning of a new journey in her life.

Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:28pm

The music echoed a pronounced, loud drumbeat as 400 female graduates marched step-by-step to the cadence of the drumbeat, down a very long entryway right up to the very edge of the stage.

“It was the most dramatic ceremony I’ve ever seen,” said Kent State University’s President Beverly Warren. “These powerful women marching directly toward us to the beat of this powerful music, as if to say, ‘get ready, world. Here we come!’ It gave me the chills. I’ll remember that moment for a very long time.”

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 2:07pm

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Kent State University will celebrate its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement. In total, Kent State will confer 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees. 

Posted: Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 8:34am

Kent State University celebrated its newest graduates at its Spring 2017 Commencement ceremonies. In total, Kent State were conferred 5,636 degrees, including 992 associate degrees, 3,319 bachelor’s degrees, 1,139 master’s degrees, 181 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees.

Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 2:28pm

Kent State University is honored to welcome Academy Award-winning actress and author Octavia Spencer as the keynote speaker for the first university-wide Commencement ceremony on May 13.

Posted: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 9:09am

Kent State University will hold its Fall Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State will confer 2,544 degrees, including 1,773 bachelor’s degrees, 715 master’s degrees, 55 doctoral degrees and one educational specialist degrees. 

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 3,252 students will graduate from Kent State this fall, including those receiving associate degrees. 

Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 10:04am

Kent State University held its Summer 2016 Commencement ceremony for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). Kent State conferred 1,455 degrees, including 917 bachelor’s degrees, 440 master’s degrees, 75 doctoral degrees and 23 educational specialist degrees.

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 1,610 students graduated from Kent State this summer, including those receiving associate degrees.

Posted: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 1:49pm

Kent State Athletes Shatter Record for Highest GPA in Program History

The 2016 Kent State University Golden Flashes have shattered the record for the highest annual grade point average (GPA) in program history. They also broke the record for the most students with a perfect 4.0. 

Posted: Monday, May 9, 2016 - 11:42am

Kent State University held its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. The final ceremony will be held Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall. Kent State will confer 4,210 degrees, including 3,067 bachelor’s degrees, 968 master’s degrees, 169 doctoral degrees and six educational specialist degrees.

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 5,226 students will graduate from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.

Posted: Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 4:22pm

Photo of a new graduate from Kent State's Fall 2015 CommencementKent State University will hold its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center, and on Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall.

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