Congratulations to our Scholarship Recipients

The School of Communication and Information congratulates its 2022-23 Scholarship recipients!

A reception was held for students, donors and families on Friday, April 8. The following scholarships were awarded:

Memorial Fund in Communication Studies: Lauren Donnella

This scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits strong scholarly effort and/or service.

Rebecca and Alan Rubin Endowed Scholarship: Jenna Gilbreath

Jenna Gilbreath

This scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits strong academic performance, motivation, character, ability, and potential.

Dr. Dominic A. Infante Communication Scholarship: Abigail Gore

Abigail Gore

This scholarship is awarded to a student for their second year of communication studies master's program who is on schedule for completing their master's degree and appears to be a good prospect for matriculating into a Ph.D. program.

School of Communication Studies Scholarship: Lillianna Difini, Thomas Haught, Isabella Palowitz

Isabella Palowitz

(Pictured: Isabella Palowitz) This scholarship is awarded to students in recognition of their academic achievement.

Arnold & Dorothy Danes Book Scholarship: Andrew Baumeier

Andrew Baumeier

This scholarship is a book award presented to a communication studies student who has demonstrated academic excellence and interest in being a citizen of the world through knowledge and action.

Garmon-Murvay Scholarship: Jaida Brownlee

The scholarship is awarded to a junior communication studies student who clearly demonstrates the importance of communication studies as a discipline and proves that the program has influenced their view of the world beyond Kent, Ohio.

Nancy E. Mitchell Endowed Scholarship: Marisa Santillo

Marisa Santillo

This scholarship honors a junior with a sustained record of academic excellence, a consistent record of community service, and effective leadership.

Linda L. Moore Endowed Scholarship: Sophia Bednar

Sophia Bednar

This scholarship honors a junior or senior with a sustained record of academic excellence, a record of community involvement and/or political advocacy, and demonstrates an understanding of the ways in which communication supports these efforts.

The Feezel Family Scholarship for Global Studies: Emma Lammermeier

Emma Lammermeier

This scholarship is awarded to a student interested in intercultural communication and are participating in a Kent State University sponsored study abroad program.

Michael Dubetz Endowed Scholarship: Jaelyn Brown

Jaelyn Brown

This scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits strong leadership and personal achievement.

Rozell Duncan Endowed Scholarship: Sophia Kiriakou

Sophia KIriakou

This scholarship is awarded to a junior or senior who has demonstrated commitment through their involvement in leadership and participation in activities specific to the School of Communication Studies.

Also recognized:

Students holding leadership positions in Communication Studies student organizations were also recognized at the event: 

Kent Communication Society

  • President, Megan Lehman
  • Vice President, Jason Reding
  • PR and Advertising, Analina Marshall

Lambda Pi Eta (National Communication Association Honor Society)

  • President, Kylie Murphy
  • Vice President, Carrie Powell
  • Secretary, Dominique Swiney- Grey
  • Treasurer, Grace Petitjean
  • Social Chair, Alec Guy

Society of Global Cultures

  • President, Bristyn Nadeau
  • Vice President, Megan Landis
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Yoon Eom
  • Director of Communication/Book Club Chair, Anna Spagnola
  • Director of Community Relations, Al Zavertnik
POSTED: Friday, April 15, 2022 - 11:52am
UPDATED: Thursday, May 19, 2022 - 2:31pm