Awards and Honors

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.

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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.

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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. 

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools according to The Princeton Review’s “Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition.” The Princeton Review survey asks business school students about their school’s academics, student body and campus life, as well as about themselves and their career plans. “The Best 296 Business Schools: 2015 Edition” has two-page profiles of the schools with write-ups on their academics, student life and admissions.

Kent State University has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for the second year in a row. 

Danielle Hupp, Kent State University’s assistant director of annual giving, was honored as one of the recipients of the “30 for the Future” award by the Greater Akron Chamber.

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