Awards

Photo of Recipients of 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship AwardsThree top researchers in literary studies, liquid crystals and post-traumatic stress received Kent State University’s 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception held April 14 on the Kent Campus.

Twelve thousand entries, 500 judges and national recognition: Kent State TeleProductions’ work ranked among the best. TeleProductions was honored with three Telly Awards for recent productions. The hard work and talent of TeleProductions crew didn’t go unnoticed by the Silver Telly Council. Productions in three non-broadcast categories: motivational, history/biography and sports, won awards.

The Kent State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) excelled at the 2014 PRSSA National Conference and PRSA International Conference in Washington, D.C. on October 10 -14. PRSSA Kent earned multiple awards and was selected to present during a session at the national conference.

Highlights:

PRSSA Kent won Outstanding Chapter Award

"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.

Fifth Third Bank Vice President Louise Gissendaner will receive The Distinguished Alumni Award from Kent State University School of Communication Studies at Homecoming. The award, which celebrates alumni who have made a significant contribution to the field of communication, will be presented during the School's Homecoming Centennial Awards and Reception to be held Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. in the Kent Student Center Ballroom Balcony.

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.

Constance Longmire, Ph.D., instructor and outreach coordinator in the diversity office at Kent State University at Geauga, received the Adult Volunteer of the Year Award at the Akron Area YMCA Annual Dinner in Akron, Ohio, on April 24. Longmire was awarded for her work with the Nordonia Hills YMCA and for providing leadership education to the Akron and Nordonia Hills Area YMCA Leader Clubs. She was anonymously nominated.

Online platform offers a comprehensive look at college suicide and aims to eliminate stigma surrounding mental illness

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Students from Kent State University’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Digital Sciences won the Associated Press Media Editors’ (APME) Innovator of the Year for College Students award for a class project that examines issues surrounding college suicide.

Margaret O’Bryan Doheny, professor emeritus who was on the Kent State University College of Nursing faculty for 35 years, will be inducted into the American Academy of Nursing on Oct. 19, in Washington, D.C. There are more than 2,000 nurse leaders in education, management, practice, policy and research who are members of the American Academy of Nursing.

JMC student journalists and student media outlets continue to earn regional awards in the most award-winning academic year in JMC’s history.

 

Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards

The Press Club of Cleveland honored several JMC student journalists with Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards, in the first year that the competition has included a student-run media category. Award presentations will take place on June 7.

The 2013 winners include:

Best Print News Story, 4-Year School