Success Stories

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 2:47pm
A Kent State University student proudly displays an award certificate during the university’s Lavender Graduation ceremony, which honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students.

An inclusive campus acknowledges and respects diversity, and offers a welcoming environment for all community members regardless of their differences.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 9:55am
Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2018 spring fashion show.

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is once again ranked high among the nation’s elite, according to

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:49am

Their remarkable work takes place in studios, classrooms, laboratories and outdoors. They have been published in prestigious journals, authored books and received significant research grants. Now, they add a new honor to their list of notable achievements.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 11:07am

A group of sophomores from Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron  spent a week at Kent State University exploring university programs and learning more about college and careers.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 12:07pm

With a shared mission to help the youth in Akron earn a life-changing education, Kent State University has teamed up with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to provide LJFF’s I PROMISE students with increased resources to help prepare them for college and beyond. As part of this long-term partnership, Kent State has committed to providing specialized programming to help I PROMISE students remain on target to graduate from high school and fully eligible for the college scholarships that have been committed to them.

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:53am

A green roof, a geothermal heating and cooling system that is 300 percent more efficient than standard systems, and a 15,000-gallon gray tank that recycles rainwater for irrigation and flushing bathroom fixtures. These are just a few of the sustainability features that helped Kent State University’s Center for Architecture and Environmental Design receive LEED Platinum recognition.


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 10:20am

George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Newkome is a two-time Kent State alumnus.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 9:19am

Mariah Gray left her comfort zone, lived in the present and ventured where she never dreamed of going. Learn how this biology/pre-medicine major discovered new perspective 8000 miles from home.

Friday, June 1, 2018 - 3:05pm

This entrepreneur major utilizes paint brushes, vibrant colors and an unrestrained imagination to transform the human body into astounding works of art.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 10:48am

Debra Thomas wanted to be a nurse to help people, but she was the one who ended up in need after two hurricanes hit her home in the Caribbean.