College of Arts and Sciences Passion to Paycheck Alumni Event | Kent State University

College of Arts and Sciences Passion to Paycheck Alumni Event

Kent Hall Annex
102

 

 

Networking night with Arts and Sciences Alumni!

 

Join the College of Arts and Sciences for an evening of sharing perspectives from Alumni: Hear their stories, make connections, and gain insights into various career paths.

FREE EVENT!

 

PROGRAM DETAILS & REGISTRATION

DATE: April 18

TIME: 6:30pm

LOCATION: Kent Hall Annex 102

REGISTER- TO GET YOUR TICKET

 

ALUMNI PANELIST

 

Seth Anderson, M.S., M.B.A.
Senior Asset Management and GIS Consultant
B.S., Anthropology '03 graduate

 

Seth Anderson is currently a Senior GIS and Asset Management Consultant at Arcadis, a global environmental engineering firm with a local office in downtown Akron. Like many students starting college, Seth started as an Exploratory student. At that time his plan was to take a diverse set of courses that would serve two purposes: fulfil general education requirements and find a major he was passionate about.

Mr. Anderson eventually took courses in Anthropology.  This subject combined four concepts of great interest to him: culture, material, time, and space. While pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Anthropology with a concentration in archaeology, he was encouraged by his faculty advisor to diversify his course load to include geospatial classes. Upon graduation in 2003 he pursued a Master of Science in Geographic Information Science/Geography and has been employed as a GIS Consultant ever since.

Thomesha Barton, M.D.
OBGYN
B.S., Integrated Life Sciences '05 graduate

 

Dr. Barton graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kent State University, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Integrated Life Sciences, and received her Medical Degree from Northeastern Ohio Medical University. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Summa Health Systems, Akron City Hospital, and is Board Eligible with the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 

Dr. Barton is a member of the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, the National Medical Association, and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She provides a full range of services, including maternity; menopause management; urinary incontinence; gynecologic and laparoscopic surgery; and well-woman gynecologic care.

Kristofer Braxton, M.Ed.
 
Academic Advisor
B.A., History '13 graduate

 

Kris Braxton is currently an Academic Advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences and originates from Columbus, Ohio. Originally having aspirations of becoming a lawyer, Kris enrolled at Kent State in 2008 as a Political Science major.  Although political science interested him, he started to realize he was pursuing the desires of his parents rather than his own true interests. 

Kris was fortunate to have an academic advisor that inspired him to pursue those interests and supported him in declaring a major in History, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. Having a passion to positively impact others, similar to that of his advisor, Kris began his search for a graduate degree program. After much contemplation, Kris decided a Master’s degree in Higher Education would allow him the opportunity to encourage and serve others and in many ways pay it forward. Kris’ graduate concentration centered on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and he enjoyed internships with Upward Bound and other TRIO programs. As it turns out, Kris’ college advisor’s influence stuck with him, as he graduated with his Master’s and saw advising as a perfect opportunity to have a similar impact on students’ personal and academic development.  Kris is proudly Green Dot and Safe Space certified, as well as a mentor for Men’s Empowerment Network and Kupita and serves as a chapter advisor for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

 

Pastor Bryndon Glass, B.A.
 
Pastor for SPAN Ministry
B.A., Criminal Justice Studies '99 graduate

 

Pastor Bryndon Glass is the Founder and Lead Pastor of SPAN ministries based out of Tallmadge, Ohio.  During his time as pastor he has been recognized as a speaker with the anointing to preach a practical message to the culture.  His anointing has been used to impact lives not only in the U.S., but he has been used by God to minister in India, Mozambique and South Africa. 

Pastor Bryndon has also been used by God to start The A.R.I.S.E. Football and Cheerleading Camp, The Dark Destiny, A.R.M.O.R. and With Help Counseling services.  Pastor Glass also serves as the current executive Director of the Beth-El Fellowship of Visionary Churches. 

He is a proud graduate of Kent State University class of 1999 where he earned a B.A. degree with a major in Criminal Justice Studies. Pastor Bryndon is married to Dr. Yvonne Glass, Ph.D. They have four wonderful children:  Bryndon II, Naomi, Alexis, and Analia. 

Yvonne Glass, Ph.D.
Director, With Help Counseling, LLC
B.S., Biology- PreMed/Osteopathy/Veterinary '03 graduate

 

Dr. Glass is a licensed supervising, professional, clinical counselor. She has been counseling since 2004. She received counseling degrees from Kent State University in Community Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision. She counsels children and adults, with an emphasis in ADHD, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder. She also has a passion for marriages and women struggling with depression. 

Dr. Glass currently works at PCS, a school-based, community mental health agency. She is also the Director of With Help Counseling, LLC, a private consultation and counseling practice. She regularly conducts professional presentations on topics including ethics in the counseling profession, autism, suicide awareness, mental health awareness, life skills, time management, parenting, effective discipline, conflict resolution, forgiveness, and various marriage topics. She has been invited to speak before various groups, including mental health professionals, educators, clergy, and community members. Her primary research focus is on incorporating religion into the counseling process. 

Dr. Glass is married to Pastor Bryndon Glass. They have four wonderful children: Bryndon II, Naomi, Alexis, and Analia.

Jayne Juvan, J.D., Esq.
Partner, Tucker Ellis LLP
B.A., Philosphy '02 graduate

 

Enterprising by nature, Jayne likes to try innovative, cutting-edge approaches to get results. She serves as co-chair of the Corporate Governance practice group and chair of the Private Equity practice group at Tucker Ellis and as vice chair of the American Bar Association's Corporate Governance Committee. She is also co-editor of the firm’s blog on corporate law, Lingua Negoti, which means “the language of business.”  

Jayne passionately stays abreast of emerging boardroom issues, macroeconomic and financial factors that impact global deal activity, and the potential influence of geopolitical events on corporate strategy. A frequent and sought-after writer and speaker featured in the Harvard Business Review and Forbes for her unique use of social media as an attorney, Jayne covers the daily developments in these areas on Twitter at twitter.com/jaynejuvan. 

Lindsey Leddon, B.S.
Phlebotomist
B.S., Biology- Molecular/Cellular Biology '17 graduate

 

Whenever I was at Kent State I was involved with the Peer Mentoring program. For two years I was a mentor and one of those years I also was a committee member where I got to contribute to the planning for the program! I also was heavily involved in Sorority Life, I was in Phi Mu Fraternity and served as the Panhellenic President for the 2016 year. Also I worked a lot with Student Success Programs- I was a FlashGuide, Intern, Trainer, and Student Success Leader. After I graduated with my degree in Molecular/Cellular Biology, I moved back home to Pittsburgh and started working at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center- Passavant Hospital as a Phlebotomist in the lab. This has given me the opportunity to acquire hands on-patient care while preparing to apply to Physician Assistant school this spring.

Armonty McClendon, M.A.
Probation Office
B.A., Criminology & Justice Studies '14 graduate

 

Armonty is First generation, two time graduate of Kent State University.  As a high school student, Armonty participated in Kent’s Upward Bound program and began her academic career with the assistance of a transition coach.   As a single mother to a school-aged daughter Kash’Mier, Armonty was determined to persevere, and Upward Bound provided the assistance she needed to focus on her studies. 

In 2014, Armonty has obtained her Bachelors of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies and she promptly returned to earn her Masters in 2017. She currently serves as a Probation Officer for the County Common Pleas Court in Cleveland Ohio.  Armonty gives thanks to the many resources and staff that helped her advanced her education.