Joseph Duffy, Ph.D., has been named the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award.

Duffy earned a bachelor of science in chemistry from Kent State University and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1990. He graduated magna cum laude and earned graduation with general honors for his undergraduate honors thesis titled "Nitrations and Transfer Nitrations of 2-HALO AND 2, 6-Dihalopyridines."

March 17, 2015


Undergraduate Studies was established in 1994 for the purpose of providing educational experiences to ensure student success. The unit's mission is to provide a dynamic and engaging environment for maximizing the academic and personal potential of each student, while fostering a successful transition from high school through to graduation. On March 11, 2015, the Kent State University Board of Trustees voted to revise the academic structure and name of the division of Undergraduate Studies to the University College, effective Fall 2015.

At first glance, it looks like a typical classroom. But if you look closer, you will see a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind teaching facility not found on any other college campus.

ASHTABULA, Ohio (March 27, 2015)— The Sociology Club and English Society of Kent State University at Ashtabula, together with The North East Ohio Protégé Project, are hosting a screening of the film The Mask You Live In. This event will be held on the Kent State Ashtabula campus in the Robert S. Morrison Heath & Science Building, room 109, on April 9 at 4PM. The screening is free and open to the public and will be followed by a brief panel discussion.