Alumni Awards

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Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are the university’s most prestigious honors given to alumni. Do you know a Golden Flash who through leadership, character and hard work, has made exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, community and at Kent State University? 

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2019 Alumni Award Recipients

The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to recognize the 2019 Alumni Award recipients. All recipients were honored at a special ceremony that was held on Sept. 20, 2019. 

Distinguished Alumni Award

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Matthew Likens, ’75
 

President and CEO, GT Medical Technologies, Inc.

 

 


Distinguished Citizen Award

Judy Isaacson Elias
Judy Isaacson Elias, ’82

Founder, Heroes to Heroes Foundation

 


Professional Achievement Award

 

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Dr. David M. Jarzen, ’67, M.A. ’69

Research Associate, Cleveland Museum of Natural History

 

 

 



Professional ACHIEVEMENT Award

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Dr. Cheryl Thompson-Stacy, ’79, M.Ed. ’82, M.B.A. ’93

President Emeritus, Lord Fairfax Community College

 

 

 

 


Kent State Advocacy Award

Sandy Zirke
Sandra E. Zirke, ’68, M.Ed. ’73, Ed.S. ’80

COO Emeritus, Neola Inc.

 


 

Outstanding New Professional Award

Connor W
Connor J. Whelan, ’16

Director of Marketing and External Engagement, Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns

 

 

 


Golden Flash Award

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Elena Neoh, ’20

Bachelor of Business Administration, Human Resource Management Major

 

 

 


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