Alumni

Kent State University students pose for a photo during Homecoming 2019. Now that the fall semester at Kent State is in full force, we are excited to announce that two of our most anticipated traditions will be held during the month of October. This year, Homecoming 2020 and Parents and Families Appreciation Week are going virtual and will be held the week of Oct. 5. Homecoming 2020 – Flashes Forever: Here. There....

Kent State University sign Lou Raffis, a 1981 graduate of Kent State University’s Honors College, was recently announced as the recipient of the 2020 Distinguished Honors Alumni Award. He recalls his time at Kent State, saying that he truly benefitted from the academic preparation the Honors College gave him to attend graduate business...

Honors College Students and Staff Pose at Mat Making Event On February 21, Jackie Searfoss, a representative of the Streetsboro United Methodist Church (SUMC), visited Kent State University to introduce the Honors College community to an initiative that SUMC is very passionate about. At the event, which was organized by Honors College special assistant Lori Michael, Searfoss showed Honors College students...

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Austin C. Briggs We recently chatted with Kent State alum Austin Briggs, who will be the first speaker for this semester's Build Your Own Brand (BYOB) cohort on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.    Austin is a native of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, who was able to overcome a troubled youth by finding his calling in entrepreneurship. Austin graduated from Kent State...

Patrick Ulrich Congratulations to School of Theatre and Dance alumnus Patrick Ulrich, a 2019 MFA scenic design graduate, who was recognized as one of "6 Theatre Workers You Should Know" in the January 2020 issue of American Theatre Magazine.  His scenic designs have appeared at theatres across the United States, including at Ozark Actors Theatre, Wharton Center...

Laptop Displaying LinkedIn “I have a LinkedIn account, but I don’t get how it is useful for someone in music.” If that sounds like you, here are five ways that LinkedIn can be a useful social media tool for your personal and professional life as a musician. A virtual resume.  Your LinkedIn profile is, simply, a virtual resume.  But did you know you can add links...

Elena Neoh holding 2019 Golden Flash Award Elena Neoh, a human resource management major with a creative writing minor, has been announced as the recipient of the 2019 Golden Flash Award. According to the website for the Kent State Alumni Association, which sponsors the award, the Golden Flash Award recognizes a student who “promotes Kent State University spirit, pride, and tradition,”...

Career Conversations Three Female Panelists Speak Throughout the fall 2019 semester, the Kent State University Honors College is hosting the second annual Career Conversations, a series of question-and-answer sessions with Kent State alumni from a variety of professional fields. A total of thirteen sessions will take place in the Honors College library on the Kent campus starting in early...

Career Conversations Three Female Panelists Speak Kent State University Honors College alumna Diana Al-Hadid has made a significant impact on the art world since she graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a bachelor’s degree in art history in 2003 and subsequently established her art studio in Brooklyn, New York. Her works of art have been featured in...

Honors Students Listen to Alumni at Career Conversations Series For the second year, the Honors College will be hosting Career Conversations - a series beneficial to all students who are exploring majors and also those who are looking to set themselves apart in their chosen industry!   During each session, Kent State University alumni will share information and advice about their career field in...