alumni awards

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...

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,”...

Recipients of Kent State University’s 2017 Alumni Awards are (left to right) Gary O’Hara, Marisa Stephens, Richard Benz, Dr. Jennie S. Hwang, Dr. Anthony Limperos, Elizabeth Bartz and Paul Beatty. The Kent State University Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the Alumni Awards. These awards recognize graduates who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen field, in their communities and at Kent State. “The alumni association is proud to recognize notable, accomplished...

School of Communication Studies

Recipients of Kent State University’s 2017 Alumni Awards are (left to right) Gary O’Hara, Marisa Stephens, Richard Benz, Dr. Jennie S. Hwang, Dr. Anthony Limperos, Elizabeth Bartz and Paul Beatty. 2017 Honorees Centennial Award  Carol Wilder, Ph.D., '74 - Wilder is a writer, teacher and filmmaker based in New York City and Long Island. She is professor of Media Studies at The New School, where from 1995-2007 she was Associate Dean and Chair of Media Studies and Film. In 2007-2008 Wilder was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Hanoi...

School of Communication Studies

Recipients of Kent State University’s 2017 Alumni Awards are (left to right) Gary O’Hara, Marisa Stephens, Richard Benz, Dr. Jennie S. Hwang, Dr. Anthony Limperos, Elizabeth Bartz and Paul Beatty. Each year, the School of Communication Studies recognizes outstanding individuals who contribute to the field of communication and demonstrate success in their chosen career fields. The Alumni Awards & Reception originated with the university's centennial in 2010. Through a nomination process, individuals are selected for the following award...