Alumni

Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, has been named Kent State University’s new dean of its College of Nursing. Broome currently serves as associate dean, professor and chair of the Community-Mental Health Department at the University of South Alabama College of Nursing. The announcement was made by Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost.

Kent State University will hold its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) and on Friday, May 16, at Cartwright Hall. Kent State will confer 3,820 degrees, including 2,811 bachelor’s degrees, 860 master’s degrees, 144 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees.

Carter Strang, '73, just concluded his term as President of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association. Kent State University honored Strang with a full page advertisement used at the CMBA Annual Meeting in June.

As a tradition in the School of Communication The Hyde Park Forum Student Participants es, the Hyde Park Forum Persuasive Speaking Contest was held on April 10 in the Kent State University Student Center Ballroom.

Hyde Park Forum Student Participants

Kent, OH – Kent State University School of Theatre and Dance alumna Tracee Patterson, ’13 MFA was presented with the Ambassador Tony P. Hall Student Advocacy Award on Sept. 17 at the first annual Ohio Hunger Dialogue held at Walsh University in North Canton. The award recognizes students and universities addressing the issue of hunger in new and innovative ways in Ohio.

Every college student knows the painstaking question that goes through his or her mind, “What am I going to do after I graduate?” Kent State University and School of Communication Studies alumna, Arianne Gasser, has found success after graduation.

As Chairman of the Country Music Association Board of Directors, Ed Hardy is among the influential leaders in the ever-growing field of country music. A 1971 Kent State University graduate in General Speech, Hardy attributes his success in large part to his experience as a broadcast major under the guidance of John Weiser, Ph.D., former Coordinator of the Radio TV Department, with sharing his expertise in broadcast media with other students. 

Baker University awarded School of Communication Studies alumnus Joe Watson, Ph.D., one of its prestigious teaching awards for his extraordinary dedication to broadening the horizons of students and exhibiting superior moral judgment and character in the classroom.

KENT, OH – The School of Communication Studies will recognize three alumni for their contributions to the field of communication and bestow the Dominic Infante Scholarship during its annual Homecoming Awards and Reception Friday, Oct. 17, beginning at 5 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony.

"When I let myself really think about it, I'm moved to tears," Katie Ramunni said about receiving the Outstanding Young Professional award presented by the School of Communication Studies. "It's definitely both a professional and personal highlight of my life."

Ramunni will receive the award, honoring alumni who have demonstrated success in their field for more than five years after graduation, at the annual Homecoming Centennial Awards and Reception on Friday, October 17 at 5 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony.

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