Kent State Legacies

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Kent State Legacy Families

As alumni of Kent State University, individuals hold a sense of pride and belonging to the university. This pride has built some notable family legacies at Kent State University. 

The Winkler family currently holds the most degrees with 35 Kent State degrees in their family. Does your family hold more?  We want to hear about it. Complete the legacy form to tell us more and we will add your family to the list of Kent State legacy families.

  • Alcorn Family
    Daniel Alcorn, '08, '09
    Tim Alcorn, '86
    Diane Alcorn, '86
    Ashley Lockard, '07
    Kimberly Hayas-Yedlick, '97
  • Babe Family
    Malissa Babe, '92
    Taylor Grimm, '17
  • Beeman Family
    Don Beeman, '65
    Kristi Beeman, '87
    Douglas Beeman, '94
    Brittany Marshall, '14
  • Beck Family
    Karen A. Beck, '65
    James Reed Beck, '25, M.S. '29
  • Bierbaum Family
    Gretchen Bierbaum, '64, M.A. '68 
    Aaron Patrick Cooper, '96
  • Booth Family
    Jean Griffith Booth, '79
    Donald Booth, '68
    Jean Griffith Junker, '68
  • Bratt Family​​​​​​​
    JoAnna Lynn Bratt, M.Ed. '78, '86​​​​​​​
  • Brode Family
    Michael Brode, '78
    Judith Sommers Brode, '71
  • Browne Family
    Charles Browne, '20
    William Browne, '52
    William T. Browne, '79
    Bruce Browne, '84
    Eric Browne, '10
  • Brownson Family
    Roger Brownson, '64
  • Burnell Family
    John S. Burnell, '86 
    Emily S. Burnell Petrou, '83 
    Sarah (Sally) Burnell, '79 ​​​​​​​
    Guenveur Harper Burnell, '51 
    John P. Burnell, Jr., '50
  • Canupp Family
    Teri Canupp-Peasley, '90
    4 other degrees in family
  • Chesnes Family
    Sharlene Ramos Chesnes, '93
    Cassie Chesnes McClellan, '08
    Mark Chesnes Jr., '10
  • Clark Family
    Virginia Sheelen Clark, '65​​​​​​​
    Cadman (Skip) E. Clark, '65
    Elizabeth Clark Watt, '99
    J. Travis Watt, '99
  • Cody Family
    Sheri Cody, '74
    Alan Auble, '64
    Dale Cody, '74
    Chris Rhodes, '02
    Brad Cody, '03
    Marc Cody, '08, '11
  • Compton Family
    Kay Dalpiaz Compton, '79
    Larry Compton, '78
    Jerry Compton, '79
    Gary Compton, '80
    Judith Dalpiaz, '86
    Gregory Swope, '88
    Lori Dalpiaz, '03
    Joshua Compton, '03​​​​​​​
    Jessi Compton, '11
    Adam Dalpiaz Compton, current student
  • Davis Family
    Nora Davis Kieser, '56
    9 other degrees in family
  • Dewitz Family
    Harry Dewitz, '71
    Judith Dewitz, '71
  • Duke Family
    Tom Duke, '55
    Jacqueline Duke Marshall, '50
  • Dunning Family
    Ann Dunning, '65
    Jill Dunning Gault, '74
  • Eckert Family
    Ronald R. Eckert, '73
    Carl Thomas Eckert, '46
  • Evans Family
    Debra Evans, '97
    Alex Evans, current student​​​​​​​
    Kaitlyn Evans, current student
  • Freeman Family
    Gail Freeman, '77
    Aaron Kaufman, '10
    Bradley Kaufman, '13
  • Gaugler Family
    Stacy Gaugler, '12
    Rea Gaugler, '21
  • Goralski Family
    Larissa Goralski Bailey, '91
    One other degree in family
  • Hardesty Family
    Frances A. Hardesty, '85
    Stephen D. Hardesty, Jr., '96
    Daniel Adam Hardesty, '99
    Sarah L. Hardesty Nikkel, '01, MAT '02
    Jessica Hardesty, '01
    James Nikkel, Ph.D '03
  • Harvey Family
    Reed Harvey, '63, '70
    Gail Harvey, '65
    Don Harvey, '61
    Rhonda Harvey, '61
  • Hawk Family
    Jason Perry Hawk, '07
    Jen Hawk, '15​​​​​​​
  • Hedman Family
    Brian Hedman, '89
    Penelope Hedman, '86, M.S.N. '11
  • Herbert Family
    David Herbert, '71
    Lynda Herbert, '70​​​​​​​
    Laurance Herbert, '95
  • Horton Family
    Marilyn Horton, '57
    Samantha Serafine, '14
  • Jackson Family
    Gary Jackson, '60
    Todd Jackson, '82
    Stephen Jackson, '84
  • Jurecki Family
    Russell Jurecki, '98
    Cathryn Jurecki, '95
  • Kane Family
    Carol Jeanne Kane, '62
    Hilary Jean Kane, '90
    Timothy John Kane
    Nicholas Paul
    Ralph Onuska​​​​​​​
  • Klassan Family
    Susan Klasson, '84
    Allison Hudec, '13
  • Lambert Family
    Martha Sharp Lambert, '99
    Sharon Sharp Sanger, '92
    Laura Sharp Schuch, '07, M.P.H. '12
    Joe Schuch, '11
    Tim Schuch, '14
  • Laubert Family
    Beverley Laubert, '84​​​​​​​
  • Leles Family
    Byron K. Leles, `67, `69
    Same Leles, `51, M.A. '52
  • Leonard Family
    Kathryn Leonard McBride, '84
    Susan Leonard Giangardella, '91
    Jacob Charles Clasen, current student
  • Martin Family
    George E. Raybould, '60 
    Roger T. Martin, MBA '90 
    Darrell A. Martin, '92 
    Judy Martin, '01 
    Hannah Armenta, current senior (2015 graduate)
  • Myers Family
    Joseph E. Myers,  '73
    Gerald R. Myers, '74
    Mary J. Myers, '72
    Donna Novak Moyers, '79
    Lind L. Myers, '69
    Molly A. Myers, '11
    Louis M. Meyers II, '14
  • Novotny family
    Glen Novotny, '66, '74, M.F.A. '69
    Greg Novotny, '01
  • Pearsol Family
    William B. Pearsol, '70, M.Ed. '73
    Jim Peasol, M.Ed. '74
    Erika Pearsol, '95​​​​​​​
  • Persky Family
    Jerry Persky, '72, M. Ed. '75
    Nancy Persky, '72
  • Purk Family
    Janice Purk, '72, M.F.A. '90, Ph.D. '00
    Helen Williamson Rech, '71
    Nancy (Rech) Dye Molinar, '69
    George Prough, '77
    John Steiner, '42
    Marilyn Williamson Burgmann, '73
    Lyle Burgmann, '73
    Heather Purk, '98
    Robert Steindl, M.B.A. '08
  • Richmond Family
    Sara Richmond Burky, '64
    Roberta Richmond Stewart, '60
    Joseph Lyle Richmond, '19
    Tom Franklin Richmond, '68
    Leanne Burky Scott, '97
  • Ridinger Family
    Jon Ridinger, '08, MAT '09
    Janet Derby, '62
    C. Helen Derby, '68, M.Ed. '73, '76
    Richard Ridinger, '79
    Lynn Ridinger, '87
    Linda Ridinger, '02
    Becky Ridinger Allred, '07
    David Allred, '07
  • Sizemore Family
    David Siezmore, '93
    Charles Sizemore, '89
  • Tate Family
    Yvonne Tate, '71​​​​​​​
    Penfield Tate, '53
    Richard Tate, '60
    Alfred Tate, '70
  • Talbot Family
    Karen Talbot, '69, M.S. '70​​​​​​​
  • Tollafield Family
    Karen Tollafield, '80
    Mark Tollafield, '81
    Jeff Tollafield, '11
  • Troyer Family
    Teri Peasley, '90
    Lucille Troyer, '32
    Loris Troyer, '34
    Bob Troyer, '68
    Scott Canupp, '94
  • Twyman Family
    Tammy Twyman, '75​​​​​​​
    Kania Twyman, '14
  • Vehovec Family
    Michael Vehovec, '85​​​​​​​
    Cinday Vehavec, '85, '87
    Nicole Vehovec Discenzo, '05
  • Walters Family
    Tom Walters, '57
    Kathleen Robinson (Walters)
    Clay Robinson
  • Weston Family
    Erin Weston, '01
    Michael Forrester, '80
    Erin Forrester Weston, '01, '04
    Alan M. Weston II, '00, '03
  • Williamson Family
    Heather Williamson, '88
  • Winkler Family
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  • Zahursky Family
    Michelle Zahursky, '99, M.A. '01
    Steve Zahursky, '99
  • Zuber Family
    Nicole Zuber, '09