One of the most memorable moments of Homecoming 2016 wasn’t the heartbreaking last-minute loss to The University of Akron, but the heartwarming lovers who shared a “Kiss on the K.” Since the Homecoming tradition began in 2011, Kent State couples from across the country have come together on a painted “K” at Risman Plaza for a smooch when the library bells ring at 12:30 p.m.
Charles and Nora Kegley (Classes of 1956 and 1960) first met at a Florida beach during spring break and discovered they both attended Kent State. The couple, pictured above, recently celebrated their 61st wedding anniversary. They have participated in the “Kiss on the K” since it began; this year as an honorary couple. “It’s fun,” says Nora Kegley. “We love being a part of it and seeing the other couples.”
See more Homecoming highlights at www.ksualumni.org/homecoming.
We are a family of KSU attendees and grads, so we always look forward to reading the magazine. The Center for Visual Arts turned out awesome [“Under One Roof,” summer]. The blend of old (1916), mid-century (1950) and new is an achievement in repurposing [that] speaks of and for the ages past, present and future.
The Einhauser Family
Lummi Island, Wash.
I enjoyed reading the poem “Driving While Black” [summer]. Being a black male with two young sons, I most certainly can relate and am, like every black father when it comes to this issue, more than a bit concerned with helping my sons negotiate this gauntlet.
Todd Borom ’83
Sea Cliff, N.Y.
[Summer 2016] is clearly the best edition I’ve read in more than 35 years of receiving Kent State Magazine. Balance, current issues focus and editing were excellent. Kudos to the staff for the outstanding effort!
Dan Kelley ’72
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