Institutional Advancement Featured News

Scholarship recipient Angela Ehrich
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 - 3:21pm
As a first-generation college student who grew up near campus, Angela Ehrich, psychology, ’17, and her family always viewed Kent State as her best chance to earn a valuable degree without taking on too much student debt. “I started visiting campus on field trips when I was in ei...
Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 2:49pm
Gerald (Jerry) Payto’s father taught him an important lesson early on in life. “He used to say, ‘You really don’t receive until you give,’” Jerry said. “That has stuck in my mind my whole life."
Pictured at left are Dr. Geneva M. Damron and Dr. O. Rex Damron
Thursday, January 1, 2015 - 3:25pm
Dr. Geneva M. Damron and Dr. O. Rex Damron’s generosity helps give students’ dreams a fair chance to come true. Some family traditions have to do with holidays or seasons. Some have to do with annual vacations or birthdays. But for the Damron family, one significant family tradi...
Monday, December 1, 2014 - 3:51pm
Institutional Advancement launches Foundations of Excellence website, providing viewers with live web cam coverage and many details about the changing face of Kent State University.
Student and Donor
Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 3:11pm
In 2013 shortly before his death, Cordell Glaus ‘51, endowed a study abroad scholarship in honor of a professor. A year later, his wife, Henrietta, met the first recipient of the scholarship endowed by her late husband, and heard first-hand what a profound impact it had on this s...
Monday, November 10, 2014 - 9:14am
The largest single gift ever made to Kent State University to fund only scholarships will transform the Photojournalism program in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. A Cincinnati man who took a photojournalism class at Kent State in 1941 has left a $3 million beque...
Charlie Thomas
Saturday, November 1, 2014 - 5:38pm
Charlie Thomas’ (’74 Marketing) mother graduated from high school and his dad finished eighth grade, so when Charlie was the second in his family to graduate from college (his older brother was the first), it was a personal accomplishment for him.
Students during TAG Day
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 4:19pm
"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." - William Arthur Ward
Deona Miller
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:00pm
Deona Miller was born in the Republic of Cape Verde, an island country off the coast of Western Africa. Tough economic times during the decades following its independence from Portugal led many of its residents to emigrate to Europe and the Americas. At age four, Deona was one of...
Joseph Rich
Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:55pm
When your father is your hero, you want to honor him in any way you can. Joseph Rich found the perfect way to honor his. "I studied Engineering in college because I wanted to be like him," said Joseph Rich about his father, Gary Rich. "While I was never near the engineer my fath...