Alumni

The Kent State University fight song will blare down Main Street, the city of Kent will be flooded with blue and gold, alumni and friends will gather and reminisce about their Kent State days, fans will pack the stadium to cheer on their beloved Golden Flashes and the entire campus will boom with Kent State pride. Kent State will celebrate...

The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Recipients are chosen based on their exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State. Sponsored by the Kent State Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are Kent State’s most prestigious honors given to...

Ohio native Amy Likar (BM ‘91) grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and began studying piano when she was 8 years old with Jane Butcher. When Amy was 10, she began playing flute in Lincoln Elementary’s band, directed by Michael Corbissero, also a Kent State alumnus. At his suggestion, Amy began taking flute lessons with...

"Relationship Deli," a short film written by and starring Kaitlyn Black, an alumna of Kent State University's School of Theatre and Dance, will be featured in the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival. The four-minute film depicts a desperate woman (Kelly Vrooman) and a deli worker (Kaitlyn Black) attempting to build the perfect...

Alumni

View the results of the 18th Annual Bowman Cup 5k Race. The 19th Annual Bowman Cup 5K Race will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. The race, named after fedora-loving former Kent State University President Dr. George Bowman, will began at 8 a.m. Participants were welcomed to enjoy other Homecoming activities throughout the day, including the...

School of Theatre and Dance

Tee Boyich, ’13, has vivid memories of her 8-year-old self, sitting with her father and watching musicals. She remembers this feeling inside of her yearning to be on that stage, singing and dancing. Before long, that dream of performing on the Broadway stage had fully taken hold of young Ms. Boyich.  So she put in the time. The work. The...

From Long Island to Kent State University and now Ghost Island. That is the path Kent State University alumnus Jacob Derwin took to become a cast member on the 36th season of the CBS show Survivor, which will begin airing Feb. 28. This season’s show is called Survivor: Ghost Island. Long before the show’s challenges began, the 2016 Kent...

America has the highest prison population in the world.1 Today there are 2.2 million people in U.S. prisons or jails–a 500% increase over the last 40 years.1 One in nine people in prison is now serving a life sentence, nearly a third of whom are sentenced to life without parole. 1 People of color make up 37% of the U.S. population but 67% of...

School of Communication Studies

Toastmasters three-time world champion of public speaking and Kent State University alumnus Rich Breiner, Ph.D., ’80, visited campus recently for the first time since graduation nearly 40 years ago. School of Communication Studies (COMM) marketing assistant Mikala Lugen sat down with Breiner to talk about his college experience, his successful...

Scott Miesse, who graduated in 2015 with a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre, is working to bring his play Abnormal Off-Broadway in the Spring of 2018. The play made its New York City debut on October 6 in a staged reading at Shetler Studios Penthouse 1. The reading also featured Musical Theatre alumna Abbey Kane. Abnormal was originally performed as...