Fall/Winter 2018-19: 2010s


Arthur Shulsky, BBA ’10, MBA ’11, Lakewood, Ohio, a CFO, financial literacy specialist and author, published The Powerful Entrepreneur: 21st century entrepreneurial lessons told through the greatest stories from world history in November 2017. Available through Amazon.com.

Daniel Cogan, BA ’11, Bedford, Texas, ran
and won for City Council Place 2 in Bedford, Texas, a suburb in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. He says his time at Kent State has inspired
him to be the change he wants to see, starting right in his adopted hometown. He lives in Bedford with his wife and fellow KSU alumnus, Sneha Jose, BS ’11. (See photo on previous page, bottom right.)

Noah Plymale, BS ’11, Washington, DC, joined the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) as a research staff member in IDA’s System Evaluation Division. IDA is a nonprofit corporation that provides objective analyses of national security issues and related national challenges. He received a doctoral degree in chemistry from the California Institute of Technology and is a member of the American Chemical Society.

Jameel Davis

Jameel Davis, BA ’13, Cleveland, wrote: “Upon leaving KSU, I have written and published several books, and currently speak at elementary, middle and high schools, colleges, universities, and organizations, lifting others up and shining rays of hope. I have my own publishing company and am inspiring children, adolescents and adults with my latest book, Cultivating Minds to Own Thyself.

Ryan Collins BS ’13, Lakewood, Ohio, has been promoted to the role of assistant director of admission at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio.

Quanice Floyd, MM ’14, Washington, DC, recently received the 2018 American Express Emerging Arts Leader Award from Americans for the Arts at their convention in Denver on June 16, 2018. Currently a doctoral student at Drexel University, she is a public-school music educator and the founder and director of the Arts Administrators of Color Network, an organization committed to empowering artists and arts administrators in the Washington and Baltimore metropolitan areas.

David Distelhorst, MLIS ’15, Massillon, Ohio, is now the genealogy specialist at Massillon Public Library. He previously worked in the circulation division at the main library of Columbus Metropolitan Library.

Angelina Bair, MLIS ’17, University Heights, Ohio wrote: “I was a semifinalist in the Cleveland Leadership Center Accelerate competition. I won $2,000 to start a special needs toy-lending library with my employer, the Willoughby-Eastlake Public Library.”

Ellen Sears, BA ’17, Dayton, Ohio, was accepted into the Peace Corps to serve as an English and gender education volunteer in Togo, West Africa. She departed in May 2018.