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Dean Stocker to Receive CWRU Nursing Distinguished Alumni Award
Kent State University at Ashtabula Dean and Chief Administrative Officer Susan J. Stocker, Ph.D., has been named the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award winner at Case Western Reserve University’s Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. Stocker will receive the award at the school’s annual alumni celebration Friday, Oct. 22.
Kent State Ashtabula Library, Area Partners to Host Events as Part of NEA Big Read Northeast Ohio Program
As part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read community reading program, Kent State University at Ashtabula will partner with Kent State University Library, local area libraries and other collaborators for programs and events related to and focusing on Poet Laureate Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunrise” through May 2022.
Kovacs '21 Receives Second-Year Clinical Excellence Award
New alumna Emma Kovacs RT (R) was recently recognized by the Kent State University at Ashtabula Radiologic Technology program with its Second Year Student Clinical Excellence Award. A 2021 graduate, Kovacs is currently a radiologic technologist at University Hospitals Lake Health TriPoint Medical Center in Concord Township, Ohio. She was presented the award by current first-year student Elizabeth Kelly.
“Emma is an awesome student and is well on her way to becoming an excellent technologist,” said a nominating staff technologist.
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
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."