The College of Education, Health and Human Services welcomes our 60,000 alumni to connected to EHHS. Alumni provide great value to the college through scholarship, professional development and more.
The College of Education, Health and Human Services is proud to bring our alumni and friends a place on the web you can call home. Alumni define a university and serve as KSU's strongest legacy. We are dedicated to providing opportunities that engage, and reconnect you with EHHS. We hope you visit the site often and come back to campus to reconnect with faculty, fellow alumni, and current students.
We invite you to nominate alumni or a respected colleague for one of our Hall of Fame Awards. The nomination form will be available in February 2020 and nominations will be accepted through May 2020. No self nominations will be considered. Full-time faculty and staff cannot be nominated.
Please note that award nominations are welcome throughout the year, but will only be reviewed every May. Kent State University will retain and consider the nominations for three years from first submission.
Our Alumni & Friends
Tom Serwatka started his master's program at Kent State during the summer of 1970, a time of great social change. As a result, he says he enjoyed many life-affirming experiences during his time at the university while working toward both his master's and Ph.D. degrees in language disorders and deaf education.
"I was very fortunate to study with some very good, strong mentors that I greatly appreciated," says Tom. "I also began to see the importance of becoming more open about being gay, especially with my fellow students and in my own life."
Second year graduate student Tricia Reed typically works 20 to 30 hours per week while also working on her M.Ed/Ed.S. in school psychology - a hectic schedule that leaves her little time for other activities. But, thanks to the E. Earline Long Endowed Scholarship in School Psychology, this past summer Tricia was able to take courses rather than work full time.
Judy and Joe Tirpak
Joe, B.S.B.A '59, M.B.A. '65 and Judy, '60, Tirpak are proud Kent State University alumni.
"We met and became engaged while at the university," Judy said, "so it has always held a special place in our hearts."
The Tirpaks have many wonderful memories of Kent State, and they wanted to honor those memories in a special way, by endowing a named scholarship. The problem was, they each graduated from different colleges within Kent State, and they wanted to have their award available to students from both.