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2020 Scholarship Celebration
Each October the Kent State Ashtabula community gathers together for an extraordinary evening to celebrate student success and demonstrate our deep appreciation for the generosity of so many who help make that success possible at the annual Scholarship Banquet. However, this year is different and we don't have the opportunity to come together in person. However, what is unchanged- and unwavering even in tough times - is the support from the Ashtabula community to the students and the students' commitment to pursing their academic pursuits and ultimately their career goals. This year's Virtual Scholarship Celebration aims to capture those sentiments and the spirit of the annual banquet in a new format and we hope is a suitable placeholder until the time we can again gather together in person.
Family Establishes Endowed Scholarship in Honor of Eleanor Jammal
Throughout her life, Eleanor Jammal was an active community and business leader in Ashtabula County and a staunch advocate for higher education and its importance in creating opportunities for all citizens. To continue her mission and to honor her legacy, nieces and nephews have established the Eleanor A. Jammal Leadership Scholarship at Kent State University at Ashtabula.
The endowed fund is in honor of her many contributions to the greater Ashtabula community, her support for the advancement of women and her belief in the power of higher education.
Wine Degrees Faculty Selected for European Study Tour
Kent State University at Ashtabula lead faculty Ed Trebets and instructor Eric Cotton will be among a group of educators traveling to collaborate with European winemakers on innovative practices and technology advances within the wine industry.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States in earnest in the spring, schools around the country, including Kent State University at Ashtabula, quickly pivoted to remote instruction and online learning. The transition was effective and efficient for many traditional programs, but the virtual learning environment left a void for students in nursing and allied health skills labs typically accustomed to hands-on development and instruction.
Fortunately for those students, Nursing Skills Lab Coordinator Rhonda DiPofi, MSN, RN had already begun working on a solution.
Together We Rise
Even with all the challenges of 2020, this is still an exciting time for the Rising Scholars on the Ashtabula Campus. This semester we welcomed our second class of scholars from the Ashtabula Area City School district and now have a total of 12 Lakeside Junior High students.