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Priorities

Priorities

280+

student participants in Rising Scholars program

100%

increased graduation rates since 2011

2X

increase the number of endowed employee positions

Making An Impact

Our students, alumni and donors all help make the world Forever Brighter. Learn more about some of our most impressive community members.

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Gulp
Expanding University Initiatives, Design Innovation Initiative

LaunchNET Supports Student Radio Program

Kent State architecture student Joel Semancik is the creator of Gulp Radio, a program and podcast that airs on Kent State’s Black Squirrel Radio. He and his guests discuss songs that have had an impact on their lives and discuss their favorite Kent State memories and life stories…

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CeeJay Scott
Prioritizing Student Success, Enhancing Experiences Scholarships

Global Experience Transforms Student’s Future

When Kent State alumnus Carlton “CeeJay” Scott Jr., ’23, returned from his 2023 Spring Semester abroad as an exchange student in Cairo, he brought with him a transformed vision for his future as a filmmaker.

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Prioritizing Student Success

Regional Students Receive Intel® Scholarships

Two students in the College of Applied and Technical Studies at Kent State University at Tuscarawas received Intel® Semiconductor Scholarship for Women awards. The scholarships support education-related expenses (tuition, fees, books,etc.) as well as other expenses including tran…

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I Promise
Brain Health Research Institute

I PROMISE Students Study Brain Health

Kent State’s Brain Health Research Institute recently welcomed 94 fourth-grade students from the I PROMISE School in Akron, Ohio, for a day of activities aimed at sparking their interest in science and technology.

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Prioritizing Student Success

Global Education

We believe every student should have the chance to receive a global education - and at Kent State, our programs are award winning!

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Beyond Academics
Prioritizing Student Success

Beyond Academics

At Kent State, we meet students where they are, wherever they come from, and wherever they are going. We walk with them throughout their collegiate career, providing the personalized services and programs that pave their way to graduation.

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Building the Future

Enhancing and Improving STEM Education

Kent State has created an Educational Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the National Security Agency (NSA) that will enhance and improve STEM education. The partnership will include undergraduate and graduate students participating in any STEM-related program.

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Beyond Academics
Prioritizing Student Success

Beyond Academics

At Kent State, we meet students where they are, wherever they come from, and wherever they are going.

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Rising Scholar Briana Hawkins
Prioritizing Student Success

Stark Rising Scholar Pursues Dream

Rising Scholar Briana Hawkins is pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse. A junior at Kent State University at Stark, Briana’s nursing training has helped her in unexpected ways as she cared for her mother after she suffered traumatic burns in a household accident.

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Building the Future

Celebrating Aeronautics and Engineering

Kent State’s College of Aeronautics and Engineering celebrated a milestone in October with the opening of its building expansion on the Kent Campus. University leadership, students, alumni, donors, faculty, staff and special guests attended the event as part of Homecoming activit…

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Prioritizing Student Success

Making a Difference for Regional Students

The Rising Scholars program at each of the Kent State regional campuses has lofty goals for the 2023-24 academic year including high-impact and high-energy activities for scholars in every grade.

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Prioritizing Student Success

LaunchNET Boosts Alumni Businesses

Thanks to support from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation, LaunchNET Kent State is providing microgrants to alumni entrepreneurs to expand their businesses.

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