The highest honor given by the College of the Arts, this award honors an individual associated with the College who is nationally or internationally recognized for contributions to their profession that relate to the arts.
2017 Recipient: William Guegold, Kent State alumnus and Professor Emeritus of Music, the University of Akron
Arts Advocacy Award
Honors an individual associated with the College who has contributed significantly through advocacy, philanthropy or service to the advancement of the Arts at Kent State University.
2017 Recipient: Saroj Sutaria, Professor Emerita, KSU College of Education, Health and Human Services, College of Arts patron and donor