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Student Awards and Recognition

In a climate of excellence, student achievements grow. Here are just a few of the many honors Kent State’s students have earned in recent years.

The Precision Flight Team won the prestigious Loening Trophy at the National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s 2010 Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference competition. The Loening Trophy, the rarest and oldest of all collegiate aviation awards, is presented annually to the outstanding all-around collegiate aviation program.

The Portz Scholars Program of the National Collegiate Honors Council was developed to honor and reward the best undergraduate and scholarly papers in any discipline. Kent State’s Honors College has an impressive record of six Portz Scholars, with three recognized in the past five years (2010, 2008, 2007).

Students in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication won national honors in the 2010 Mark of Excellence competition sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, including first place awards in Editorial Cartooning and Editorial Writing.

The executive director of Kent State’s Undergraduate Student Government was invited to participate in President Barack Obama’s Winning the Future Forum on Small Business in 2011.

A Kent State justice studies and political science major, was one of 20 students nationwide invited to serve on the 2009-10 National Leadership Council, an invitation-only leadership opportunity offered by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

In 2011, the Chinese government invited seven Kent State fashion design students to show their work during China’s Fashion Week in Beijing. The students received an all-expense-paid trip and the opportunity to feature their designs before an international audience.

In 2009, two visual communication and design seniors won multiple awards in the national Flux AIGA Blue Ridge Student Design Competition.