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Kent State Magazine

Spring/Summer 2021

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May H. Prentice, hired in 1912, was the first woman faculty member at Kent State Normal School. She is one of 14 women we highlight who have had buildings on the Kent Campus dedicated in their honor.


What's In A Name?

Over the decades, many women have left their mark on Kent State University. These select few have had Kent Campus buildings dedicated in their honor.

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  • This early climate science pioneer’s contributions have been overlooked, says geology professor Joseph D. Ortiz, PhD, who has co-authored a paper assessing her experiments.

  • Sarah Shendy, BA ’06, fell in love with law enforcement. Now she’s in charge of recruiting others, including women and minorities, to join her in community-oriented policing for the state of Ohio.

  • President Emerita Carol Cartwright recently retired from more than 20 years of helping lead the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics. But that just signals the next phase of a career devoted to higher education.