Pursue Your Purpose
Our Purpose? You.
Tickets available Oct. 22 for Mira Sorvino
Academy Award-winning actress is second speaker in 2018-19 Featured Speaker Series.
Mira Sorvino is an Academy Award-winning actress, documentary filmmaker, United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, silence breaker and passionate voice of the #MeToo movement and lifelong champion of victims of social injustice.
Creating Dreamers and Doers: Lainey Ward
Heart of Gold.
Life was just beginning for Lainey Ward when doctors worked on her heart to keep it beating.
A 4-month-old baby, Ward was in the fight of her life before she knew what living really meant. Her whole world was mom and dad and the mobile dancing over her crib.
Open-heart surgery and operations to fix three birth defects kept Ward pushing forward, overcoming diagnosis after diagnosis.
First, the girl who would not live, did.
Then, the girl who could not walk, walked.
Internships provide students with real-world experience.
In her role as Kent State University at Stark’s assistant director for employer relations and internships, Shaanette Fowler works with employers to identify internships, as well as part-time and full-time jobs for students. Fowler, the campus’ 2018 Staff Excellence Award winner, says she takes pride in discovering new opportunities.
FYE prepares students for college success
Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank among volunteer opportunities for freshmen.
Evangeline Agum knows the face of hunger. In her home county of Uganda, Agum said “people need food the most” yet help is scarce. That’s why the 18-year-old didn’t hesitate when afforded the opportunity to volunteer at the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank as part of First Year Experience (FYE).