Spotlights

Student, Faculty and Staff Spotlights 

Many people contribute to advancing sustainability on campus! Meet some members of the Kent State community who are leading by example in their daily actions and vocations. Please email Melanie Knowles, mknowle1@kent.edu, if you know of someone we should feature in an upcoming spotlight!

2021

Yewande Odunaiya-Moore, University Housing Student Leadership Coordinator

STAFF Spotlight OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY DECEMBER 2021


Alumna Emilie Oxel O’Leary, '93, is the CEO of Sunshine Solar

Alumna Emilie Oxel O’Leary, '93, is the CEO of Sunshine Solar

ALUMNA Spotlight KENT STATE TODAY November 2021


Gina Kucmanic; Nutrition and Dietetics Major

StUDENT Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY November 2021


Nathan Ritchey; Honors Mathematics and Neuroscience Majors with Minors in Chemistry and Psychology

Student Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY November 2021


Casey Crane, Culinary Services Purchasing and Sustainability Manager

Staff Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY November 2021


Marshall Somerville; Applied Horticulture Major; focus on Urban Forestry and Arboriculture

STUDENT Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY October 2021


Sarah Eichler, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Kent State University Salem

Faculty Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY October 2021


Isabel Jalamov, Senior, Environmental Studies Major

Student Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY September 2021


Dave Kaplan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Geography, Kent State University 

Faculty Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY September 2021


Chris Lukas, Assistant Director of Outdoor Adventure, Department of Recreational Services, Kent State University

Staff Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY August 2021


Lydia Rose, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Sociology, Kent State University East Liverpool

Dr. Lydia Rose

Faculty Spotlight Office OF SUSTAINABILITY JUNE 2021


Bob Misbrener, Office of the University Architect, Project Manager II 

Staff Spotlight Office of Sustainability May 2021


Colleen Dinan, Sophomore, Major: Environmental Studies, Minor: Sociology, EcoRep for Stopher/Johnson

 
Colleen Dinan, Sophomore, Major: Environmental Studies, Minor: Sociology, EcoRep for Stopher/Johnson

Student Spotlight Office of Sustainability May 2021


Ryan McGinnis, Freshman, Major: Psychology, Minor: Theatre Studies, EcoRep for Lake/Olson

Student Spotlight Office of Sustainability May 2021


Bekkah Berryhill, Kent State University Care of Grounds Manager and Kent State alumnus

Staff Spotlight Office of Sustainability April 2021


Jenna Gilbreath, Sophomore; Major: Communication Studies ; Minors: Nonprofit Studies, Media Advocacy and Event Planning

Student Spotlight Office of Sustainability March 2021


Cassie Pegg-Kirby, Women's Center Director

Staff Spotlight Office of Sustainability March 2021


Maree "Raz" Rasmussen, Junior; Associates of Arts with focus on ASL and the Humanities Major: Architecture; Minors: Sustainability and Construction Management; Teaching Assistant for Dr. Du, Introduction to Sustainability

Student Spotlight Office of Sustainability February 2021


Yanhai Du, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Faculty Spotlight Office of Sustainability February 2021

 

2020


Kelsey Merritt, M.A., Fashion Industry Studies Fall 2020 graduate

Student Spotlight Office of Sustainability December 2020


Megan Rogerson, Associate Planner at ELOQUII; B.S. Fashion Merchandising, minors in Marketing and Sustainability; 2018 Alumnus

Alumnus Spotlight Office of Sustainability December 2020


Noel Palomo-Lovinski, M.F.A., Associate Professor in the School of Fashion

Faculty Spotlight Office of Sustainability December 2020


Margot Paolucci, Undergraduate Student Government Senator at Large for Sustainability, Junior, Environmental and Conservation Biology Major

Student Spotlight Office of Sustainability November 2020


Cathy DuBois, Ph.D., Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean for Graduate and Online Programs  

Staff Spotlight Office of Sustainability November 2020


David Costello, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences

Faculty Spotlight, Office of Sustainability October 2020


Jordyn Stoll, Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences in Dr. David Costello Aquatic Ecology Lab; and Department of Energy Fellow through Oak Ridge National Lab 

Student Spotlight, Office of Sustainability October 2020


KSU Biology Graduate Student Council with co-president Jordyn Stoll 

Student Organization Spotlight, Office of Sustainability October 2020


Chris Blackwood, Ph.D., Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and Co-Director of the Environmental Science and Design Research Initiative

Faculty Spotlight, OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY September 2020


Herrick and Conservatory and Sustainability Club 2020-21 President, M Onion

Student Organization Spotlight, Office of Sustainability September 2020 


Melanie Knowles, Sustainability Manager

Staff Spotlight, Kent State Today September 2020