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.

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’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.

A Kent State University student media “power couple” made local history as the first to be married in the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center on July 26.

Nate Sargent, ’09, and Sadie Kelly, ’10, met on the second floor of Franklin Hall. The pair could be found in the business office of the Daily Kent Staterlate in the afternoon, after all of their peers had abandoned the room for the evening. She was working on the Classified section of the paper as the Classified Account Executive, and he was manning the phones as the Sales Manager.

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

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

Exorcism

Another dream has been fulfilled for Brooke DiDonato.

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.

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