Share Your Story

Check out these personal stories from alumni and friends highlighting why we are all #KentNursing50Strong. Share your own story at the link below.

Submit Your Story

50 Years of Stories

Lyndy Beckley and Kent State University mascot, Flash, pose for a photo.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 2:42pm
After graduating with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science (nursing) from Kent State Tuscarawas in May 2005, I began my nursing career, with little thought to what the future would hold. I worked as a nurse on a busy Cardiac Stepdown unit for several years before I decided to...
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:19am
After a wonderful 4 years as a nursing student, college softball player, and campus bus driver, I embarked on a 4.5 year stint in the US Air Force. I traveled to California, New Mexico, and Wiesbaden, Germany. To my surprise, I ended up back in Ohio in 1992. To my good fortune, w...
Ron and Diana Paskey
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 9:57am
When the School of Nursing was established fifty years ago, very few students owned a car on campus. The Kent State University Campus Bus Service (CBS) was established about this same time to address the dramatic student population growth on campus.
Alumni representing 50 years of Kent nursing (1971 - 2017) pose for a photo following the "Nursing 50 Years Strong" reception.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 4:20pm
Kent State University College of Nursing had a strong presence at this year’s homecoming festivities. Alumni, students, and faculty walked in the 2017 Homecoming parade and celebrated at a “Nursing 50 Years Strong” reception in Henderson Hall.
David Hassler, director of the Kent State University Wick Poetry Center, unveils 'Some Days' during the 'Nursing 50 Years Strong' reception
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 9:12am
A day in the life of a nurse is a dynamic experience. Containing both bright and dark moments, a nurse must sort through an emotional roller-coaster daily. These sensitive moments and memories are tangible elements in Kent State University College of Nursing’s new poem, Some Days...
Join our 50th anniversary celebration! Share your favorite memory or photo of Kent State College of Nursing.
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 2:49pm
One of the best parts about celebrating an anniversary is sharing the memories! Do you have old photos, or perhaps an article about Kent State University College of Nursing packed away somewhere? Think back on your memories at Kent State - pull out your scrapbooks and albums, dow...
Diane Ball was in Kent State University College of Nursing's second graduating class.
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:21am
I was a part of the second graduation class from Kent. Those were the days when nurses wore a cap and I still have mine! Clinical experience was in Cleveland and we boarded a bus very early in the morning for a ride to St. Luke's Hospital, which I believe is now no longer there....
Alumna Rebecca Herr and her husband, Eric.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 9:06am
Rebecca Herr’s (’71) advice for students is that “although they can’t be an expert at everything, they need to remain curious.” Herr’s own sense of curiosity became a passion for adventure.  Her appreciation for exploration inspired her to begin mission work in India in 1999, whe...
Anthony Sebbio and his wife, Sharon.
Friday, September 1, 2017 - 10:03am
I was born in Warren, Ohio, and graduated from Warren Western Reserve High School in 1973.  I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Kent State University in 1977. In 1985, I was awarded a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Temple University, Phi...
Photo of Jason Rothaermel
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 11:42am
Jason Rothaermel, BSN, MBA, was recently recognized as a "Leader in Nursing" by the American Health Council for his expertise in Oncology. Rothaermel, who received his bachelor of science in nursing from Kent State University College of Nursing in 1998, is the current standing Re...