The Women’s Center Sage Project Traveling Display Showcases Stories of Perseverance and Success

The Sage Project was created through Kent State University’s Women’s Center to begin sharing female students’ stories with the community, to inspire others and to showcase stories of strength, courage and perseverance. In March, the Women’s Center held its second annual recognition reception to honor 12 women who have made the most of their education and time at Kent State. These 12 phenomenal women also have overcome barriers and found balance in following their path and making their mark at Kent State. 

The 12 female students who were selected and honored will be featured over the next year around campus through traveling displays of their stories.

You can see the students’ storyboards displayed at the following locations: 

  • Sonya Callahan, graduate student, health education and promotion: Storyboard on display in 212 White Hall
  • Shauna Davis, senior, musical theatre: Storyboard on display in the lobby of the Center for the Performing Arts
  • Nirmala Ghimirey, senior, biology and chemistry: Storyboard on display in 256 Cunningham Hall
  • Megan Grable, senior, architecture studies and construction management: Storyboard on display in 201 Taylor Hall
  • Mariebeth Knott, senior, public health: Storyboard on display in 326 Lowry Hall
  • Lauren Ledzianowski, graduate student, speech language pathology and audiology: Storyboard on display in A104 Center for the Performing Arts
  • Brooke Long, doctoral student, sociology: Storyboard on display in 215 Merrill Hall
  • Theresa Medrano, senior, human development and family studies: Storyboard on display on the fourth floor of White Hall
  • Tonya Qualk, senior, anthropology and archeology: Storyboard on display in 226 Lowry Hall
  • Keri Richmond, junior, communications and public relations: Storyboard on display in Franklin Hall
  • Emily Seibel, senior, human development and family studies: Storyboard on display on the fourth floor of White Hall
  • Tonda Wooten, senior, podiatry: Storyboard on display at Kent State’s College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence.

Please feel free to come and visit these boards at any time! Anyone can reserve the storyboards to be displayed. To reserve them, contact the Women’s Center at 330-672-9230 or email