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
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
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
(Pictured: Isabella Palowitz) This scholarship is awarded to students in recognition of their academic achievement.
Arnold & Dorothy Danes Book Scholarship: 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
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
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
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
This scholarship is awarded to a student who exhibits strong leadership and personal achievement.
Rozell Duncan Endowed Scholarship: 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.
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