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.
Kent State University’s Annual Giving and Donor Services departments sponsored “Thank-A-Giver (T.A.G.) Day” on Wednesday, Oct. 1, as a way of acknowledging and thanking the many generous donors, alumni and friends who help support Kent State and its students.
Kent State University’s College of Education, Health and Human Services announces the appointment of Vicki Haywood Doe, Ph.D., ACSM-HFS, as its 2014 Diversity Catalyst. Doe, a resident of Niles, Ohio, will work on behalf of Kent State’s College of Education, Health and Human Services and its Office of Diversity Outreach and Development during the 2014-15 academic year on diversity and community outreach efforts, while also connecting with disciplines within the college that fit her line of work.
The Kent State University Alumni Association has announced the five recipients of the 2014 Alumni Awards. The awards recognize and honor alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field, in their communities and at Kent State.
The following alumni have been selected for 2014:
Andy Baskin, ’90, Distinguished Citizen Award. Baskin resides in Northeast Ohio and serves as sports director for WEWS NewsChannel5 in Cleveland.
Kent State University congratulates its new graduates. The university held its Spring 2014 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on May 9 and May 10 at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). This spring, Kent State conferred 3,820 degrees, including 2,811 bachelor’s degrees, 860 master's degrees, 144 doctoral degrees and five educational specialist degrees.
Across the university's eight-campus system, 4,551 students graduated from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.
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.
The Kent State University Alumni Association will host Alumni Weekend on Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7. Alumni and the community are invited to take part in activities that include a golf outing, tours of campus and downtown, canoe or kayak trips down the Cuyahoga River, a rock concert and Alumni College. Alumni College will focus on health and wellness topics and conclude with an interactive wellness session at the Kent State Recreation and Wellness Center featuring chair massages, fitness assessments, cooking demonstrations and more.
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.
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.
The Kent State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Alumni Awards. These awards recognize graduates in the area of leadership, service, character and professional development.
“The alumni association is proud to recognize notable, accomplished graduates,” said Joy Foreman, Kent State’s assistant director of alumni relations. “These awards not only bring distinction to the alumni who receive them, but to the university as they showcase the contributions Kent State graduates make to their professions and society.”