Kent State Ashtabula News
Kent State University at Ashtabula associate chemistry professor Ann Abraham, Ph.D., was recently named the Northeastern Ohio Local Section Outreach Volunteer of the Year by the American Chemistry Society (ACS). The award recognizes extraordinary outreach volunteer service within the section.
“I’m humbled to receive this recognition,” Abraham said. “I share it with my family, friends, colleagues and many current and past students that support these efforts. I love sharing the fun of chemistry with people of all ages.”
Kent State University at Ashtabula held its 67th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, December 15, 2017. Nearly 200 students earning their associate's, bachelor's or master's degrees were honored during the ceremony, held in the Main Hall Gymnasium.
Dr. Mel Anthony May, a longtime higher educational administrator, delivered the commencement address, while Meg May, President-Elect of the Kent State Alumni Association, offered congratulatory remarks to the graduating class. Bachelor of Arts in English recipient Jordan Rimpela served as the student speaker.
Are you an animal lover? Are you interested in a career in veterinarian technology?
Kent State University at Ashtabula will offer an introductory course to Veterinarian Technology beginning with the Spring 2018 semester. Register for VTEC 10001, Introduction to Veterinarian Technology (CRN #21481), a 2-hour course providing an introduction to veterinary technician's career: medical terminology, career choices, occupational safety, human-animal bond, pet loss, euthanasia, animal husbandry and basic nutrition, breed identification, basic animal behavior.
Are you interested in becoming an occupational therapy assistant? Occupational therapy is a health rehabilitation profession that uses activities as treatment to help people of all ages perform the skills they need to live as independently as possible. Occupational therapy assistant programs teach students the knowledge and skills needed for assessment and execution of tasks with their clients that lead to more productive, active lifestyles and independence.
Students in the Viticulture and Enology programs will participate in wine making from start to finish.
Kent State University at Ashtabula is partnering with Laurello Vineyards to expand the educational opportunities for students in its wine degree programs, crafting a distinctive experience in which students participate in all aspects of grape-growing and wine-making. The unique, blended learning culminates in the production of a new “Kent State Ashtabula” labeled wine. The first two wines, a Riesling and a Cabernet blend, will be released in December 2017.
The application for Radiologic Technology will be available in November and the deadline to apply has been extended to March 1, 2018 or until all seats are filled.
As part of a wide-ranging master plan, Kent State Ashtabula is transforming the entire campus, including additional updates to its most aged and highly-utilized building: Main Hall.
Kent State University at Ashtabula received a new $5,000 respiratory therapy equipment grant from Hill-Rom, a manufacturer for medical devices, that will provide students with a new learning opportunity.
The Gamma Sigma Chapter of the Alpha Delta Nu nursing honor society at Kent State University at Ashtabula welcomed its two newest members on October 25th. Sarah Yeary and Trista Harris were inducted as the Class of 2017 during an evening ceremony in the Blue & Gold Room in Main Hall. This is the fourth class from the Ashtabula campus inducted into the honor society.