Awards and Honors

Photo of Alfreda BrownThe National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education (NADOHE) has elected Alfreda Brown, Kent State University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, to serve a three-year term on its board of directors beginning March 17. 

Photo of Veronica Cook-EuellVeronica Cook-Euell, Kent State University’s supplier diversity program manager, was recently named Advocate of the Year by the Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council at its annual Awards Gala and Silent Auction.

Photo of Declan KeaneTwo Kent State University faculty members in the College of Arts and Sciences have been named 2014 fellows of the American Physical Society (APS) for their “exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise.” Fellowship in the APS is a distinct honor signifying recognition by one’s professional peers and is limited to no more than one-half of 1 percent of APS membership for a given year.

Photo of Virginia AlbaneseVirginia C. Albanese to be honored at the Spirit of Women in Business Conference on March 4

Virginia C. Albanese, president and CEO of FedEx Custom Critical and alumna of Kent State University’s College of Business Administration, is the 2015 recipient of Kent State’s Spirit of Women in Business Award.

Photo of Swathi Ravichandran

The Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) has conferred its 2014 Distinguished Educator of the Year Award on Swathi Ravichandran, Ph.D., Kent State University associate professor of hospitality management. Ravichandran is receiving the award at the association’s annual meeting Jan. 11-14 in Chicago.

Photo of John Crawford

John R. Crawford, Ed.D., Kent State University’s dean of the College of the Arts, was recently inducted as the 19th president of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans (ICFAD) during the organization’s annual conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Crawford will serve a two-year term as its president.

Photo of Michele EwingThe Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) inducted Kent State University’s Michele Ewing, APR, into its College of Fellows at the 2014 International Conference in Washington, D.C. Ewing is a public relations associate professor in Kent State’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication (JMC) and a longtime resident of the Youngstown, Ohio, area.   

The documentary film May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, created by two Kent State University collaborators, is a recipient of the 2014 Oral History Association’s Oral History in a Nonprint Format Award. The Oral History Association is an organization that seeks to bring together all people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and interpreting human memories to foster knowledge and human dignity.

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) named Kent State University the winner of the 2014 Outstanding Chapter award at its National Conference in Washington, D.C.

WKSU has received 13 Ohio SPJ Awards from Ohio chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). The competition recognized station staff for work. Standout awards for WKSU included Best Reporter in Ohio for Reporter/Producer Kabir Bhatia. Awards were presented on Oct. 25 during a ceremony in Cleveland at PlayhouseSquare’s Westfield Insurance Studio. 

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