AWARDS | Kent State University

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.

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

Faculty Awards

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.

2017 Recipient: Mahwish Chishty, Assistant Professor of Art and Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, Kent  State University

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.

2017 Recipient: Barbara Verlezza, Associate Professor of Dance, Kent State University

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.

2017 Recipient: Linda Angotti, Professor of Music and Jeffrey Rockland, Associate Professor of Dance, Kent State University

DISTINGUISHED EMERITUS AWARD

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

2017 Recipient: Frank Susi, Emeritus Professor Art, Kent State University

Alumni Awards

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.

2017 Recipient: Jacqueline Hughes, Design Director, Knits and Sweater, Ralph Lauren

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.

2017 Recipient: Molly Langenstein, Chief Private Brands Officer, Macy's, Inc.

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.

2017 Recipient: Maureen Burns, Associate Producer, The Cleveland Play House