Nominate a Golden Flash

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.

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All nominations are due by December 31. For additional information, please call the Office of Alumni Relations at (330) 672-KENT (5368) or email

Hear from 2019 Golden Flash Award recipient, Elena Neoh, '20

Hear from 2019 Distinguished Citizen Award recipient, Judy Isaacson Elias, '82

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