Kent State University at Stark's Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony Held on Friday, Dec. 18 | Kent State University
Kent State Stark Fall Commencement held on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Kent State University at Stark's Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony Held on Friday, Dec. 18

View Fall 2015 Commencement Ceremony Photos




2015 Fall Commencement Ceremony

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Umstattd Performing Arts Hall 
2323 17th St. NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

Umstattd Hall is the permanent home of the Canton Symphony Orchestra and is located on the Canton McKinley High School campus.


Fall Commencement Address: Dr. Clarke Earley

Clarke W. Earley, Ph.D., is an associate professor in Kent State University at Stark’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He currently serves as the chair of the campus’s Faculty Council.

In 1995, Dr. Earley joined the Kent State Stark faculty as an assistant professor. A promotion in 2008 earned him the current rank of associate professor. Prior to his position at the Stark Campus, he taught chemistry at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. His academic research is largely focused on the development of computational chemistry.

Throughout his career, Dr. Earley has been instrumental in the creation of several computer programs involving molecule structures, quantum mechanical calculations and more. He has given numerous conference presentations throughout the country, authored scholarly articles for publications and received funding for several grants. An active member of the Kent State Stark faculty, Dr. Earley has served on many committees and is respected for his pedagogic achievements, having received Kent State University’s prestigious Graduate’s Applause Certificate of Achievement in 2002. He lends his professional knowledge to the community as a member of the American Chemical Society.

Dr. Earley holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Illinois State University and a doctorate degree in inorganic chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 



Office of Student Services
132 Main Hall

POSTED: Friday, December 11, 2015 - 4:13pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 - 1:28pm
Kent State University at Stark