News Archive

Honors College news is meant to highlight current college opportunities and the successes of the students and alumni who participate in the Honors College academic experience. Students and alumni are encouraged to tell us about their academic, personal, and professional accomplishments.

Honors College News

Honors Student Sydney Bihn
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 4:01pm
Sydney Bihn began her career at Kent State studying middle childhood education. While she liked her initial major, the Sylvania, Ohio native wondered if there might be something out there which she would enjoy pursuing as much as (if not more than) education that would push her m...
Distinguished Honors Alumna Bart Bixenstine
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 3:49pm
Bart Bixenstine, a 1971 graduate of Kent State University’s Honors College and the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award,
Professor Laura Moll
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 3:39pm
Laura Moll, a professor of English at Kent State University, is dedicated to her students. She returned to teaching at Kent State in 2011 after teaching at the university from 1980 to 1990. According to Moll, having “the freedom to select the works that will best reflect and illu...
Jacob Wagner
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 11:44am
Jacob Wagner, a senior majoring in biology/pre-medicine from Ravenna, Ohio, participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) Program this past summer, which is how he found out about the Goldwater Scholarship. At the last meeting for this program, Frank Congin...
Ya'el Harvard
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 11:53am
Graduating senior Ya'el Courtney, has had quite the impressive undergraduate college experience, and it comes as no surprise that she will now be attending Harvard this coming fall of 2019, to complete a PhD program in neuroscience.  After earning her G.E.D., Ya'el enrolled in Ke...
Colvis Headshot
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:54pm
Honors Student Wertz
Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 4:15pm
Kaitlyn Wertz, a sophomore from Canton, Ohio, has developed the habit of applying for any scholarship that she sees that she qualifies for. If she believes there is a chance that she will receive it, even if that chance may be small, she will apply.  Kaitlyn’s diligence has paid...
Fulbright Scholar Liz Schmidt
Friday, May 3, 2019 - 2:44pm
Liz Schmidt, a senior from Medina, Ohio, heard about the experiences of people who had been awarded Fulbright scholarships, including a former boss who is a mentor and good friend, before she applied for a Fulbright herself. She is an applied conflict management major, which is n...
Goldwater Scholar Hayley Shasteen
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 3:09pm
Hayley Shasteen, a junior from Berlin Center, Ohio, has a passion for research that led her to apply for a Goldwater scholarship. She is majoring in both molecular and cellular biology and psychology and considers research to be what she is most involved in at Kent State. She was...