Welcome to the 35th Annual Senior Honors Recognition Ceremony

The Honors College is delighted to continue this cherished tradition virtually for our 2021 graduates. Today we salute our graduates and congratulate our distinguished faculty and alumni award winners. Please enjoy the ceremony below.

 

 

Online Program

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Class of 2021 Group Photo from 2017

 

Welcome 

[00:00:15]

Dr. Alison J. Smith

Dean, Honors College

The Provost’s Remarks

[00:01:17]

Dr. Melody Tankersley

Senior Vice President and Provost, Kent State University

2020 Distinguished Honors Award Winners

[00:03:25]

Distinguished Honors Alumni Award

[00:06:25]

Louis Raffis, 2020

Class of 1981

Presented by Carter Strang, Honors College Advisory Board Member & 2011 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award Winner

Distinguished Honors Faculty Award

[00:09:37]

William Perrine, 2020

School of Fashion

Presented by Frank Congin, Director, Academic Programs, Honors College

2021 Distinguished Honors Award Winners

[00:13:29]

Distinguished Honors Alumni Award

[00:16:24]

Jessica Anderson Maisano, 2021

Class of 1994

Presented by Dr. Alison J. Smith, Dean, Honors College

Distinguished Honors Faculty Award

[00:19:02]

Charles Malone, 2021, Program and Outreach Manager, Wick Poetry

Presented by Frank Congin, Director, Academic Programs, Honors College

Recognition of the 2021 Honors College Graduates

[00:25:29]

Presented by Honors College Advisors

Erin Ahrens

[00:25:43]

Frank Congin

[00:29:48]

Lauren Huffman

[00:31:55]

Stacey Spearman

[00:36:45]

Brittany Thomas

[00:38:33]

Ólöf Thórdardóttir

[00:43:24]

Kaylene Trimmer

[00:45:50]

Theresa Yogi

[00:49:38]

Recognition of the 2021 Thesis Writers

[00:49:38]

Presented by Lori Michael, Thesis Coordinator, Honors College

Messages from Honors Staff

[00:58:16]

Angela Mattox, Associate Director, Advancement

Stephanie Moskal, Marketing Coordinator

Elizabeth Kudravy, Administrative Secretary

Haleigh Rush, Secretary

Closing Remarks

[01:02:08]

Dr. Alison J. Smith, Dean, Honors College

Special Thanks

Ashley Slivinske, Video Editor

BS Digital Media Production, Class of 2021

Katie Blazek, Squirrel Logo Design 2020

BFA Visual Communication Design, Class of 2021

2021 Honors College Graduates (PBK◊) (Thesis Writer▫)

Ahmed, Shafeen 

Alfano, Natalie 

Allen, Joshua ◊

Almes, Nicki 

Alward, Mollie  

Amadio, Ruth ◊▫

Ambrose, Emily 

Andersen, Emily 

Antalek, Lucy ◊

Archer, Abigail 

Armbruster, Rachael 

Atkins, Kendyll 

Austin, David ▫

Back, Michael ◊ ▫

Bagale, Abhishek ▫

Barzen, Kayla 

Bassiet, Armando 

Batton, Lance ◊

Bavis, Brock ◊

Beard, Colin 

Becker, Katelyn 

Becker, Megan 

Beechboard, Rose ◊

Bennardo, Damon 

Berchak, Rachel ◊

Berlan, Cara 

Bishop, Audrey 

Bishop, Erin 

Blasio, Mathew 

Blazek, Katie 

Blough, Holly 

Bode, Kirstin ◊ ▫

Boettler, Matthew 

Bohnert, Katherine 

Borthwick, Jenna 

Bowen, Jaimie ◊

Boyd, Joshua 

Brown, Alyssa 

Bucey, Christine ◊

Buffalini, Isabella ◊

Burg, James 

Burton, Jocelyn 

Busch, Margaret 

Butcher, Jared ◊

Byers, Michaila 

Caldwell, Braxton 

Calhoun, Maxwell 

Campbell, Kiersten 

Carcelli, Morgan 

Carroll, Sam 

Cawthorne, Hunter 

Chambers, Erica 

Chatfield, Caroline ◊

Chiboroski, Josef 

Clark, Hannah 

Clark, Victoria 

Collins, McKenzi ◊

Conrad, Grace 

Copetas, Peter 

Dadey, Kiera 

De Jesus, Kiara 

Deats, Peyton 

DeLozier, Rebecca 

Detar, Matthew 

Digel, Caroline 

DiLallo, Olivia 

Dobson, Abigael 

Drnach, Rachel ◊ ▫

Dubecky, Clare ◊

Dubey, Sareena 

Dunton, Corinne 

Dureiko, Nicole 

Eaken, Heather ◊

Edgerton, Samantha ◊ 

Eich, Jennifer 

Elsass, Averie 

Emnett, Michael 

Engel, Mary 

Euwema, Alexandra 

Ferrato, Maria ◊

Fetherston, Faith 

Fierschnaller, Lauren ◊

Fine, Josh ▫

Fitz, Jane 

Fitzgerald, Sean 

Flagg, Madison 

Fleming, Nicole 

Floyd, Kimberly 

Forney, Josephine ◊

Fowler, Matthew ◊ ▫

Frabell, Meghan 

Freese, Mackenzie ◊

Frey, Shannon 

Fritz, Ellis 

Fryberger, Alexa Alya 

Gaj, Natasha ◊ ▫

Gallo, Sarah 

Gilkison, Josh 

Goodin, Kyle ◊

Gore, Abigail 

Gottsacker, Megan 

Graham, Bennett 

Grant, Jacob 

Grayson, William 

Greene, Madison 

Grenus, Haylee 

Griffin, Mary 

Grissom, Katelyn

Grudi, Morgan 

Grudowski, Max 

Guarnieri, Malachi 

Guzman, Gabrielle 

Haas, Olivia 

Haase, Marcus ◊ ▫

Hagey, Gabriella 

Hagglund, Sarah ◊▫

Hall, Camilla 

Hamilton, Megan ◊ ▫

Hanak, Marissa ◊

Hanz, Shayne 

Harbert, Hailey 

Harcula, Katie 

Hardin, Lillian 

Hargis, Britney ◊

Harper, Kelly 

Harris, John ◊

Hart, Emaly 

Hartwig, Emily 

Harvey, Andrew 

Harvey, Nicholas 

Haskins, Maura 

Haywood, Kayla 

Hazard, Kyle 

Heideman, Molly 

Heima, Haruna 

Heineman, Daniel 

Hennessey, Megan 

Henninger, Lila 

Herman, Rachel 

Hernandez Sanchez, Dalyanne ▫

Herrmann-Holt, Dylan ▫

Hershey, Mariah 

Hilliard, Zachary 

Himes, Alexis 

Hittie, Elizabeth 

Hochstetler, Collin 

Hofinger, Elisabeth ◊

Holm, Chloe ◊

Homa, Samantha 

Honkomp, Nora ◊ ▫

Hopkins, Faith 

House, Heather ◊

Howell, Jolie 

Humes, Gabriella Micah▫ 

Hundley, Samuel 

Hunziker, Kathleen ◊

Hyde, Alexander 

Hyme, Samantha ◊

Jakubowski, Thomas 

Janiak, Jacob 

Jenkins, Clarissa ◊

Johnson, Madeleine 

Johnston, Amanda 

Johnston, Grace 

Joslin, Jessica 

Kane, Jillian 

Kantorak, Emma 

Karas, Rachel 

Keeton, Sarah 

Kern, Matthew ◊ ▫

Khan, Zarina 

Kill, Victoria 

Kilpatrick, Tamia 

Kiser, Haylie ◊

Klingshirn, Josephine 

Knuth, Hannah 

Koenig, Elizabeth ▫

Koleski, John ▫

Koontz, Gage ◊▫

Koralewski, Emma ◊

Kshetri, Man ▫

Kulic, Ajdin 

Kusner, Ian 

Lawver, Seth 

Lea, Amelia 

LeBrew, Hana 

Liebold, Erin 

Likouris, Cassandra 

Lillis, Connor ◊▫

Liptow, Jacob ▫

Loeffler, Matthew 

Luster, Isabel 

Mace, Maggie 

Macijunas, Emily 

Maille, Matthew ◊

Mandell, Madisen 

Maniet, William 

Marron, Alice 

Martin, Olivia 

Matulich, Riley 

McAtee, Lou 

McCauley, Erica ◊

McCombs, Ivy 

McConaha, Delaney ◊

McCoy, Taylor 

McDevitt, Grace 

McGarry, Grace 

McGary, Mackenzie 

McGuire, Quinn 

McKanna, Kyle ◊

McKenney, Brynn ◊

McWilliams, Regina 

Meehan, Connor 

Meliton, Alexa 

Michel, Ally 

Miller, Brittany 

Miller, Kaitlyn 

Moats, Hannah 

Montijo, Naydalisse 

Moore, Corinne 

Moore, Meggie ◊

Moore, Tiera

Moranelli, Ryan ◊▫

Moronkeji, Dara 

Morrow, Ryan 

Munden, Sydney 

Murphy, Erin 

Nelson, Rachel 

Nielsen, Kory 

Niepsuj, Thomas ◊

Noll, Emma▫

Noll, Haley 

Noveske, Shelby ◊

Null, Emily 

O'Bryon, Caleb 

O'Donnell, Kayla 

Oliveira, Meghan 

Onchak, Adison 

Oney, Elizabeth 

Pace, Olivia 

Paris, Dane ◊

Patel, Sahil 

Pearce, Benjamin ◊

Petrey, Elizabeth 

Pokhrel, Bishal ▫

Pokorny, Brian 

Potts, Nicholas ◊

Prack, Justin 

Pratt, Kaleigh 

Prayner, Emily ◊

Prorok, Grace 

Rader, Jane 

Randorf, Bradley 

Reeves, Shelby 

Ricchetti, Isabella ◊

Rife, Benjamin ◊

Rininger, Benjamin ◊

Robinson, Nina 

Roden, Megan 

Rodriguez, Raphael 

Rogers, Tiana 

Rosplohowski, Taylor 

Ross, Katie ◊

Ross, Molly 

Ruhe, Rachel 

Ryskulova, Eldana ▫

Saadey, Scott 

Saegesser, Joshua 

Sager, Ashley 

Salter, Olivia 

Santora, Brielle 

Sauers, Christa ◊

Sayre, Allison 

Schaefer, Emily 

Scheneman, Lynsey 

Schlegel, Hailey 

Schlegel, Sadie 

Schonfeld, Samuel ◊

Schroeder, Abigail 

Schumann, Milo 

Secora, Magan 

Seeds, Amy 

Segerman, Samantha 

Seiberling, Olivia 

Sellman, Lindsey 

Shannon, Lily ◊

Silvey, Robert  

Simoes, Steven 

Sims, Zoe ◊

Sinn, Jessica 

Slivinske, Ashley 

Smith, Audrey 

Smith, Madison ◊

Solar, Rose 

Sonnanstine, Tom ◊

Spaethe, Sienna ◊

Stang, Kaeleigh 

Sterling, Madeline 

Stewart, Nadine 

Stock, Claire 

Stoll, Carina 

Stoneman, Jay 

Straub, Elizabeth ◊ ▫

Strausbaugh, Brooke 

Strawn, Lydia 

Suchy, Annabeth 

Swanson, Ana ◊

Tarbet, Grace Elizabeth 

Tassiello, Bella 

Thomas, Abigail ◊

Thompson, Khalil 

Thompson, Nathan 

Trombka, James ◊

Turner, Greyson 

Tyler, Kayla 

Ussia, Emily 

Vadala, Christopher ▫

VanHove, Sydney 

Vivcharenko, Danielle 

Wadel, Emma 

Walls, Nicholas 

Wang, Esther ◊

Wang, Naomi 

Wartman, Drake ◊

Weaver, Alex 

Weaver, Evan 

Webster, Caroline 

Welch, Aubrey 

Welton, Sarah 

Wenck, Lindsey 

Wertz, Kaitlyn ▫

Wheeler, Livia 

Whipple, Corahgan 

White, Mikayla ◊

White, Taylor ▫

Whitesel, Jill ◊

Wiersma, Carolyn 

Wildman, Amanda 

Will, Kathryn 

Williams, Dana 

Wilson, Conner ◊

Wilson, Kyra  

Witt, Rebecca 

Wolford, Donald ◊

Wonders, Jarret 

Yagüe Vazquez, Alberto 

Yamokoski, Alyssa ◊

Yang, Ray ◊

Zahorec, Benjamin 

Zeller, Samantha