2021 Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Awards


The College of the Arts continues its Distinguished Alumni and Faculty Awards for 2021. The awards recognize our alumni, faculty and friends accomplishments, methods, research, service and philanthropy. Please help us recognize those stalwart alumni and arts supporters who are making a difference in the world.

Nominations are now open.

Deadline to submit nominations: October 15, 2021

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Alumni and Faculty Award Categories

Centennial Award

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.

 

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.

 

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN RESEARCH FACULTY AWARD

Given to a current faculty member in the College of the Arts who has contributed significantly to their field in the area of research and has a nationally/internationally recognized body of creative activity/research.

 

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN TEACHING FACULTY AWARD

Given to a current faculty member in the College of the Arts who demonstrates innovative teaching and leadership in instructional development.

 

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN SERVICE FACULTY AWARD

Given to a current faculty member in the College of the Arts who demonstrates significant service to their field at the national and/or international level(s) and engages in meaningful public outreach.

 

DISTINGUISHED EMERITUS FACULTY AWARD

Given to an emeritus faculty member from the College of the Arts who continues to contribute to the College and the arts.

 

TRANSFORMING LIVES ALUMNI AWARD

This award recognizes an alumnus who has truly made a significant impact on changing students' live and preparing and mentoring them for successful careers.

 

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

Honors a graduate from the College of the Arts with more than 15 years of professional experience who has made significant contributions to his or her field and demonstrated success in their chosen career.

 

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PROFESSIONAL ALUMNI AWARD

Honors a graduate from the College of the Arts with five to 15 years professional experience who has demonstrated success in their chosen career.