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Dear Alumni and Friends,

The College of Communication and Information (CCI) is dedicated to educating and graduating the next generation of connected, creative innovators. We are the only college in the nation to offer a mix of technology, design, media, communications and information majors and programs. Our nationally ranked, flexible programming allows CCI students to create the educational path best suited to their talents and interests.  

Your gifts to CCI, no matter the size, have a direct impact on our students. Donors choose exactly where they want their contributions to go. These donations can provide access to education through scholarship awards, exciting enrichment opportunities through study abroad experiences, enhancements to our buildings and upgrades to programs.  

As dean, I am honored to lead this remarkable group of students, faculty and staff, and I am deeply grateful to our supporters for their generosity and continued support of the important work being done here. Thank you for your valued partnership.  

With gratitude,

Amy Reynolds, Ph.D.
Dean
College of Communication and Information

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As we look to the future, the College of Communication and Information is focused on key priorities that will better position our students, faculty and staff for continued success:

  • Global Competitiveness – We are committed to creating culturally competent citizens and professionals. By participating in a study away or study abroad program, students expand their worldview and enhance their skillset. Whether it’s a two-week experience or a full semester, we encourage our students to learn beyond their conventional boundaries. Scholarships will help fund student study away experiences and enhance transferable skills desired by employers.
  • Scholarships — We believe all students, regardless of background, should have access to higher education. Our students have the desire to learn and the drive to be successful, but many need scholarships to earn their degrees. Our college, and many of our individual schools, offers scholarships that aid students throughout their collegiate careers.  
  • First Passport – While the benefits of studying abroad are immeasurable, we realize the process can be daunting. Roughly 50 percent of students do not have passports when they first arrive on campus. Through our first passport program, we reimburse students for getting their passport, showing them that we are invested in their global education and success. More than 120 passports have been awarded to students since 2017.
  • Student Media – We offer our students the opportunity to immerse themselves in their industry through student media outlets, including magazines, television, newspaper, radio, film and more. These outlets attract students from all the schools within CCI, replicating a real-life work environment and producing award-winning work for students’ portfolios.    

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Each of our schools within the college produce graduates in a variety of degrees that are poised to serve as leaders in a wide variety of fields.
To support specific programs and areas of study, please select a school below:

  • School of Communication Studies
  • School of Emerging Media and Technology
  • School of Information
  • School of Media and Journalism
  • School of Visual Communication Design 

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Select any of the links below to learn more about the most common options for giving to Kent State University:

Cash, Checks, Credit Card

The easiest way to donate; contributions can be sent via check to the Kent State Foundation office, or you can make a credit card donation online.

Securities

The Kent State Foundation accepts appreciated securities, which may offer a larger tax benefit than a cash gift.

Real Estate

Gifts of long-term, appreciated real estate usually offer an immediate tax benefit.

Estate Planning

Bequests present a way to leave a legacy after your lifetime. You may also establish a trust or annuity that can provide income to you or a loved one while benefiting the university. Our advisers can help you determine the best options.

Payroll Deduction

Employees of Kent State University can make their contributions through automatic deductions from their paychecks.

Employer Matching Program

Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match any charitable contributions or volunteer hours made by their employees. To find out if your company has a matching gift policy, please enter your employer's name below.

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