Lake County Alumni Chapter

Lake County Alumni Chapter posing for a photo

The Lake County Alumni Chapter serves more than 5,000 alumni living in Lake County. As the first and oldest chapter, chartered in 1965, the Lake County Alumni Chapter has hosted six of the University's current and past presidents as the keynote speaker at the annual Blue and Gold Dinner held in the spring.

The dinner is hosted to award the Lake County Alumni Chapter Scholarship. In addition to the dinner, the chapter regularly hosts a networking and wine tasting event in the fall, a Lake County Captions pregame social, a Porthouse Theatre performance and post-production party with the Cleveland Alumni Chapter and many other exciting events. 

Lake County Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The chapter awards multiple scholarships annually to students from Lake County who attend Kent State University. The traditions started in 2008 to raise the $25,000 endowment level and took only three years to accomplish. The chapter is proud to have helped 11 students with over $20,500 donated. 

Congratulations to the students who have been recipients of the scholarship. The following are recent award recipients:

Kathleen Hunziker, 2018-19
Taylor Petti, 2018-19
Christine Reinke, 2018-19
Jenna Kerns, 2019-20
Danielle Tessmer, 2019-20
Riley Elersich, 2020-21
Madeline Majikas, 2020-21
Sean Owens, 2020-21
Sophia Tromba, 2020-21
Carolina Wilson, 2021-22 

The chapter is appreciative of all donations and support for the scholarship fund. To give to the Lake County Alumni Chapter Scholarship, follow this link or button below. 

Connect with the Lake County Chapter on Social

For more information or to connect to other alumni from Lake County, please visit the Lake County Alumni Chapter Facebook page.

Chapter Contacts

Are you interested in becoming an area representative or want to learn more about the Lake County Chapter? Please contact Kent State Alumni at or the following chapter leaders: 

Mike Yaksic, '78

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Upcoming Events

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