Jeanne Ely was the first recipient of the Undergraduate Studies Focus Award in December 2013. Jeanne came to Kent State in March 2000 where she started as a receptionist in Undergraduate Studies. She enjoys her position as an Administrative Clerk and says the staff are great people and make coming to work “something to enjoy”.
Jeanne is very family oriented. She and Bart have been married 33 years. They enjoy their boat, fishing, family gatherings and especially the grandchildren Lucy, age 6 and Brady, age 2. Their favorite vacation spot is Hilton Head, S. Carolina. Jeanne loves the beach, palm trees, and Spanish moss trees. This summer the Ely’s are taking a Disney Caribbean Cruise with the grandchildren.
Jeanne enjoys dinner and a movie, and a good steak or Mexican food. Her favorite TV shows are Modern Family, Housewives and Orange is the New Black. She cannot wait for the next season. Jeanne was excited and surprised she won the FocUS Award. She says “I think the Focus Award is a great idea. Please nominate someone and make them feel special.”