FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE
Kent State Announces One-of-a-Kind Flashes Go Further Scholarship Program Covering More Costs to Help Students Graduate
Kent State University President Todd Diacon announced a massive, first-of-its-kind new student aid program that focuses on getting even more Kent State Golden Flashes to graduation, and beyond.
Senior Jesseca Housel Named Kent State Sociology Department Senior Award Recipient
Kent State University at Ashtabula senior Jesseca Housel was recently honored as the 2021 Outstanding Sociology and Criminology & Justice Studies Senior Award recipient. A third-year student, Housel’s nomination was selected from hundreds of students in the Department of Sociology throughout the Kent State system. She was presented the award virtually during a recent departmental awards banquet.
Kent State Ashtabula Wines Announces Release of Radiance
Following the success of its initial three wines, Kent State University at Ashtabula’s Kent State Ashtabula Wines label is announcing the release of its newest vintage, Radiance.
Produced through a partnership with Laurello Vineyards, Radiance is a white wine blend made from Pinot Grigio, Muscat and Chardonnay grapes harvested from the historic Markko Vineyards located in the Conneaut Creek valley.
Four members of the Spring 2021 graduating class - Brittany Gattarello, Bryan Huston, Jennifer Jerman and Nick Pizzi - reflect on their respective journeys, and the obstacles each faced and overcome, to obtain their Kent State Ashtabula degrees as part of the 72 Commencement Ceremony celebration on Friday, May 14, 2021 at SPIRE in Geneva, Ohio.
Down and Out And Back Up: Kent State Ashtabula Student Nick Pizzi Turns His Life Around
In March 2015, Nick Pizzi hit rock bottom. After receiving his third DUI, he decided to stop drinking. But unfortunately, it was too late. Four months later, before his daughter’s eighth birthday, Pizzi was sentenced to one year in the Ashtabula County jail, where his life would change forever for the positive. On May 14, 2021, he will pick up his bachelor's degree diploma during the 72nd Commencement Ceremony at Kent State University at Ashtabula.
Nursing Alumni Lauded Locally for Professional Performance
A pair of Kent State University at Ashtabula Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) alumni were recently recognized for their professional performance.
Pamela Hetrick, MSN, CNM, a 1994 Kent State Ashtabula graduate and the 2018 Roger T. Beitler Distinguished Former Student award winner, was recently named Assistant Director of Midwifery Practice for University Hospitals, following Lake Health becoming a member of the UH system. 2020 ADN graduate Phillip Middleton, RN was the most recent Employee Spotlight by the Jefferson Healthcare Center in Jefferson, Ohio. Middleton is also a United States Marine Corps veteran.