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Alan Canfora A scholarship to honor Alan Canfora has been created to honor his life and legacy by supporting future Kent State students. Canfora, 71, died Dec. 20 following a short illness.  Canfora, ’72, MLS ’80, was one of nine students wounded by Ohio National Guard soldiers who opened fire on May 4, 1970 during a peaceful demonstration on the Kent...

Alan Canfora A scholarship to honor Alan Canfora has been created to honor his life and legacy by supporting future Kent State students. Canfora, 71, died Dec. 20 following a short illness. Canfora, ’72, MLS ’80, was one of nine students wounded by Ohio National Guard soldiers who opened fire on May 4, 1970, during a...

Alan Canfora Lou Holtz, ’59, one of the most successful college football coaches of all time, proudly received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Donald Trump in December.  Holtz is the only coach in the history of collegiate football who took six different teams to a bowl game, won five bowl games with...

Kent State’s Giving Tuesday 2020 raised more than $2.2 million to support students as they endeavor to earn their degrees.  For the last five years, Kent State University has ushered in the season of giving with its month-long Giving Tuesday philanthropic campaign. “Giving back” is a main tenet of the Golden Flashes global community, and members demonstrated that belief in another unprecedented swell of support. The Giving Tuesday 2020 campaign shattered previous...

Kent State’s Giving Tuesday campaign raises funds to keep students on track to graduation, like the students pictured here who are safely participating in their class while adhering to the university’s COVID-19 guidelines. Kent State University launched its month-long celebration of philanthropy, Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 9 and highlighted a fundamental belief within the Golden Flash community: “Flashes Take Care of Flashes.” This caring approach has been a cornerstone in uniting both current and past Flashes in efforts to support each other through trying times....

Kent State’s Giving Tuesday campaign raises funds to keep students on track to graduation, like the students pictured here who are safely participating in their class while adhering to the university’s COVID-19 guidelines. As America deals with the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the hardest hit populations has been nursing home residents. According to data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services there have been more than 300,000 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases and more than 48,000 deaths in nursing homes nationwide. ...

Kent State’s Giving Tuesday campaign raises funds to keep students on track to graduation, like the students pictured here who are safely participating in their class while adhering to the university’s COVID-19 guidelines. The legendary meteorologist and Kent State graduate passed away on Aug. 4. Goddard graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. **The below article is from the Winter 2011 Issue of the Kent State Magazine. Dick Goddard, '60 says the number one reason for working as a meteorologist is that he can “infuriate people in 25 counties in 3...

Kent Campus Kent State University was recently notified of a security breach at one of our vendors, Blackbaud. Because your privacy and that of our alumni, donors, students, faculty, and staff is very important to us, we felt it necessary to make you aware of this issue, even though it is not KSU’s breach. Blackbaud, which works with many nonprofits to...

Alumni Awards Kent State University Alumni Association The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2020 Alumni Award recipients. These awards honor alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State University. The Alumni Awards are the university’s most prestigious...

Members of Kent State University   Lori Holcepl felt the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic deeply when she was laid off from her job recently. As a single mother of two, Holcepl relied on her paycheck to support her family. “Since the pandemic began, I have feared we would lose our home and everything we have,” Holcepl said. “With my children home from school, I...