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Kent State University 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. Sponsored by the Kent State University Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are highly prestigious honors, given to just six alumni and one student each year. 

The nomination period for the 2021 awards cycle is now closed. All nominations submitted by March 14, 2021 are currently under evaluation. Recipients will be announced this summer. 

You can check out award criteria and hear from past recipients below. 

Alumni Award Descriptions Student Award Description

Hear from 2020 Distinguished Alumni Award recipient, Judge Annalisa Stubbs Williams, ’77

Hear from 2020 Outstanding New Professional Award recipient, Justin Rudy Gleason, ’16, MBA ’18, M.Arch ’18

View all 2020 Alumni Award Videos