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The Kent State University Alumni Association recognizes and honors alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State University. Sponsored by the Kent State University Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are the university’s most prestigious honors given to alumni.

All nominees will be notified by letter they have been nominated in February. Once selected, award recipients will be notified by a congratulatory letter in May. Recipients will be honored and celebrated at the Alumni Awards Ceremony in the fall.

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All nominations are due by December 31. For additional information, please call the Kent State University Alumni Association at (330) 672-KENT (5368) or email

Hear from 2018 Golden Flash Award recipient, Chantrell M. Lewis, '19

Hear from 2018 Professional Achievement Award recipient, Michael E. Rogers, Ph.D. '96

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