FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE
Campus Mourns the Passing of Mike Brennan
The Kent State University at Ashtabula campus mourns the loss of former long-time faculty member Michael Brennan who passed away on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, at the age of 72.
"Mike Brennan lived a life with purpose, and genuinely cared about the success of his students," said Dean Susan J. Stocker, Ph.D. "Mike was a gentle and caring soul who truly made a difference."
Campus Resource Officer Credited With Life Saving Actions
Ashtabula police officer and Kent State University at Ashtabula Campus Resource Officer Pasquale "Pat" DiAngelo was recently recognized at an Ashtabula City Council meeting with a commendation for meritorious service. In the span of two days in late July, DiAngelo was credited with life-saving actions of two men involved in two separate incidents.
Chad Hollis-Chan Named 2021 Roger T. Beitler Distinguished Former Student Award Winner
Chad Hollis-Chan, RN, MSN, CNP, a 2006 Kent State University at Ashtabula Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (ADN) graduate, is the 2021 Roger T. Beitler Distinguished Former Student Award recipient. Hollis-Chan is currently a nurse practitioner in the internal medicine department at Cleveland Clinic.
Hollis-Chan, a Jefferson native, was presented his award recently by Kent State Ashtabula Dean and Chief Administrative Officer Susan J. Stocker, Ph.D., and Julie Senita, Ph.D., Senior Program Director for Nursing and Allied Health.
Kent State Ashtabula expands viticulture, enology programs to include beer brewing certification (From Kent Wired)
Kent State University at Ashtabula's Viticulture and Enology Program will expand to include a certificate in brewing beginning in Fall 2021.
“Brewing in general in the state of Ohio is really booming,” said Lori Lee, program liaison. “It was the next natural step for the program that we have.”
Ashtabula Campus Operations Updates
Effective Aug. 4, face coverings are required indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status on all Kent State campuses. The Ashtabula Campus is fully open and operational. Open hours are posted on each office's website. See below. Kent State Ashtabula community members and visitors should follow Flashes COVID-19 prevention measures to ensure the safety of our community. Employees should discuss their work requirements with their supervisors.
Friday, Aug. 27, 2021: Kent State Announces COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
Flashes Helping Flashes Take Flight
Instruments of the Late Charlie Wentz to be used in Ashtabula program.
Airplanes meant a lot to Charlie Wentz. An aerospace engineer, Wentz was always reaching for the sky as a pilot, flight instructor and a professor in Kent State University’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering. Now, flight instruments he once owned will be used in the airplane maintenance program being established by Kent State University at Ashtabula.