Alumni Success

Kent State Alumni posing for a photo
Thanks to Tim Novotny’s, ’14, master’s degree in public relations, which he earned online, he is now the Communications Manager for the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission. The commission’s mission is to enhance the Dungeness crab industry’s image and offer profitable opportunities...
Ali Salih ’05, IT consultant at Blue Chip Consulting Group.  
Have Curiosity, Will Travel Kent State Graduate and Expat Turns Love of Travel into Consulting Business
In the spring of 1968, what had been a resistance movement of Black students at Kent State University officially became a registered university student organization.That organization was named Black United Students, affectionately referred to as “BUS.” It’s still standing and act...
Tee Boyich, ’13, has vivid memories of her 8-year-old self, sitting with her father and watching musicals. She remembers this feeling inside of her yearning to be on that stage, singing and dancing. Before long, that dream of performing on the Broadway stage had fully taken hold...
Networking events are critical for professionals to keep in touch, stay on track or even get ahead. But these events can also be awkward. 
When Chantel Owens, ’17, first stepped foot on Kent State’s campus she was only 16 years old.  “I didn’t even know at the time that I was the only 16-year-old on campus when I first came here in 2014,” Owens says. “The Chesnut Burr actually called me to feature me in a story beca...
Singing the National Anthem in a packed stadium is nothing new for Jon Ridinger, ’08, M.A. ’09.

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