Kent State Honors College Graduate Named 2014 Portz Scholar

The National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) has named Allison Moats, a recent graduate of the Honors College and the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, as a Portz Scholar for 2014. Allison is a native of Ravenna, Ohio, and received her bachelor’s degree from the Department of Anthropology. Each year, the Portz Prize recognizes outstanding undergraduate honors theses submitted by honors college students from across the country.

Kent State’s Iris E. Harvey Chosen as a 2014 Women of Note Honoree

Iris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, is among the 2014 Women of Note and was recognized on July 24 at LaCentre of Westlake, Ohio. She is one of 15 women selected by Crain’s Cleveland Business for its 2014 class, honoring the women whose passion, dedication and strength led to success, not only for themselves, but their organization and colleagues as well.

Kent State Announces Alumni Award Recipients

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 Recognized as a “Great College to Work For”

Kent State University is being recognized again as one of the nation’s best. Kent State has been selected as one of this year’s “Great Colleges to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education, the nation’s number one source of news, information and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Based on a survey of more than 43,516 employees at 278 colleges and universities, The Chronicle’s 2014 “Great Colleges to Work For” program recognizes small, medium and large institutions for specific best practices and policies. 

Kent State Architecture Graduate Students Earn High Honor in International Design Competition

Kent State University graduate students Jeff Jasinski of Wickliffe, Ohio, and Matt Dureiko of Stow, Ohio, both enrolled in the architecture and urban design program, placed second in an international design competition. The DawnTown 2014 Alternative Mobilities design competition, sponsored by the Miami Downtown Development Authority, asked designers to create a central hub where routes people take to move around downtown could meet. The proposal would boost Miami’s transportation network.

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