FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE
Kent State Stark is Here for You this Fall
In what seems like a world of uncertainty right now, there are still some things that you can count on. One of those is the assurance that Your Hometown University will provide safe options for you this fall so that you can continue on the path toward earning your college degree.
I want you to know that every decision we make is driven by our commitment to the health, safety and well-being of students, faculty and staff.
Spring 2020 President's and Dean's Lists Announced
Kent State University at Stark has announced its Dean’s List and President’s List for the spring 2020 semester.
The following students have been named to the Kent State Stark Dean’s List. Those students designated with a star (*) have been named to the Kent State University President’s List.
Leah Springer is Hometown Flash Award Winner
Marlington Dukes’ star forward Leah Springer knows what it means to give back to her hometown. And, for this basketball standout, “giving back” is more than just a few words, it’s a way of life.
That’s why this stellar scholar athlete, who has volunteered since childhood, was named the winner of Kent State University at Stark’s Hometown Flash Award at the virtual 2020 Best of Stark Preps.
Senior Lianna Fertig Spreads Sandwiches and Hope
As a young girl, the pink slip Lianna Fertig held tightly in her small hands guaranteed her a free lunch at school. Today, the pink truck she drives carries that same promise to kids in the inner-city neighborhood where she grew up: Free Lunch Fridays.
Preparing ready-to-eat lunches from her food truck, EntICING Cakes, was a way for Fertig to help local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Nursing Program Graduates Enter the Field Early
Even as a preschooler, Marissa Stelluto knew she wanted to be a nurse. When her teddy bears got the sniffles, and her Barbies suffered the occasional broken leg, Stelluto was there to fix them.
Her brother and sister played along, and she learned early that not every superhero wears a cape. But they do wear a mask.
Stelluto is one of 21 Kent State University at Stark nursing students entering the field early to serve on the front lines of the COVID-19 health crisis.
Kent State Announces Immediate Changes to Admissions Approach
Unprecedented challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic necessitate a change in approach to Kent State University’s admissions process to ensure student access and success.
“We recognize that COVID-19 has disrupted the college enrollment process for our prospective students and K-12 educational partners,” said Sean Broghammer, Ph.D., associate vice president for enrollment management/admissions at Kent State. “Therefore, we have worked to simplify our admissions process beginning with the 2020 Fall Semester.”
Kent State Creates Emergency Fund to Help Students Financially During COVID-19 Crisis
Kent State University announced the creation of the Pay It Flash Forward Emergency Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will answer that call, because despite the uncertainty we are all facing at this time, there is one thing that remains constant: Flashes take care of Flashes.”
Stark Campus Services & Updates
The campus is closed until further notice due to the spread of COVID-19.
CLASSES AND ESSENTIAL SERVICES ARE BEING DELIVERED REMOTELY.
Continue to take preventative measures. It is imperative that we take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Read more for updates and available Stark Campus services.