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Alan Canfora (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded on May 4, 1970, gives a tour of the historic May 4 site. Thomas Grace (right), who also was a student wounded on May 4, looks on while Canfora talks. Members of the Kent State University community and people around the world will gather virtually for the 51st Commemoration of May 4, 1970, the day the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State students during an anti-war protest, killing four students and wounding nine other students. Due to the global pandemic, this year’s May 4 Commemoration...

Alan Canfora (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded on May 4, 1970, gives a tour of the historic May 4 site. Thomas Grace (right), who also was a student wounded on May 4, looks on while Canfora talks. Members of the Kent State University community and people around the world will gather virtually for the 51st Commemoration of May 4, 1970, the day the Ohio National Guard fired on Kent State students during an anti-war protest, killing four students and wounding nine other students. Due to the global pandemic, this year’s May 4 Commemoration...

Alan Canfora (left), one of the nine Kent State University students wounded on May 4, 1970, gives a tour of the historic May 4 site. Thomas Grace (right), who also was a student wounded on May 4, looks on while Canfora talks. Thank You for a Great Flashes Give Back Week! From volunteerism to philanthropy, Flashes Take Care of Flashes. Whether you participated in a virtual volunteer opportunity, gave back to student scholarships, thanked a generous donor or volunteer, or “found Flash,” we appreciate your enthusiasm and support of the Kent State community. ...

Sarah Shendy, ’06, Director, Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment In 2020, Sarah Shendy, ’06, became the first Director of the Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment. Shendy worked hard to achieve this prestigious position, but had it not been for Kent State University, she may have never gone into law enforcement. “After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in justice studies, (now former) Kent State...

Sarah Shendy, ’06, Director, Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment In 2020, Sarah Shendy, ’06, became the first Director, Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment. Sarah worked hard to achieve this prestigious position, but had it not been for Kent State University, she may have never gone into law enforcement. “After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in justice studies, (now former) Kent State...

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....