Student Success

At first glance, it looks like an ordinary black glove with a white palm. But if you take a closer look, you will see it is equipped with sensors and a speaker. The glove is in the early stages of helping those who use American Sign Language (ALS) to communicate with those who do not.


What was scheduled to take four days to complete, Kent State University’s Flying Flashes finished in three.

From its island greenery and beautiful, clear beaches – to its vintage American cars and aged architecture – Havana, Cuba, is a place where few American college students have explored in more than 60 years.

But now that diplomatic relations are being restored between both countries, students from Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design and its Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative have an opportunity unlike any other.

Vivian Feke, a recent graduate of Kent State University who studied broadcast journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, is the winner of the 2016 Student Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award for video. 

Kent State University’s tradition of athletic success was on full display in early June, earning a national player of the year, a national assistant coach of the year and an honor for excellence throughout its 10 women’s sports.

Elizabeth Michel, a Kent State University graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in exercise physiology, has gained much – both professionally and personally – through her experience working on the Fit for Life Workshop.

“It always brings me great joy whenever I can help others along their journey to leading a healthier, happier life,” said Michel, a native of Carrollton, Ohio. “I love working with so many amazing individuals, and the camaraderie and motivation I see in my classes are truly inspiring.”

Kent State Athletes Shatter Record for Highest GPA in Program History

The 2016 Kent State University Golden Flashes have shattered the record for the highest annual grade point average (GPA) in program history. They also broke the record for the most students with a perfect 4.0. 

Kent State University freshman Josh Paulin is not only a good student, but an exemplary citizen.

On March 13, 2016, Paulin saved a man’s life, and now Kent State’s Department of Public Safety is honoring Paulin for his heroic acts.



Kent State University held its Spring 2016 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center. The final ceremony will be held Friday, May 20, at Cartwright Hall. Kent State will confer 4,210 degrees, including 3,067 bachelor’s degrees, 968 master’s degrees, 169 doctoral degrees and six educational specialist degrees.

Across the university’s eight-campus system, 5,226 students will graduate from Kent State this spring, including those receiving associate degrees.

“Kent State University has allowed me to do just about everything I have wanted to do,” said Dior Delophont, senior fashion design major and standout women’s track and field competitor at Kent State.

Many international student-athletes also revealed the university’s Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has gone above and beyond to make their transition to the U.S. as comfortable as possible. The university offers international students a welcoming and team-driven environment, both academically and athletically.