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Photographs of the four students killed on May 4, 1970, sit on the stage in the Kent Student Center Ballroom during the 48th annual May 4 Commemoration. Nearly a century ago, residents of the Greenwood homes district of Tulsa, Oklahoma, endured one of the darkest days in our country’s history. According to news reports, a single day of race riots in May 1921 ended with as many as 300 dead and 1,000 homes destroyed.  J. Kavin Ross, an advocate for the research and review of the incident, will...

Ronda McCaskey and Caitlyn Horvath together Ronda McCaskey and Caitlyn Horvath are best friends who went through the nursing program together and graduated one year apart with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees from Kent State University at Geauga. Now they are both intensive care nurses. But they also happen to be mother and daughter. For mom Ms. McCaskey, nursing was a life...

Alumni Day of Service From New York to Brazil, alumni across the globe joined together to make a difference in their communities on Saturday, April 27. This year, 860 participants logged 2,383 volunteer hours at 45 different service sites, making it the largest in the event's 11-year history. This favorite tradition provides opportunities for Kent State alumni, friends...

SoCal ADS The Southern California Alumni Chapter engages over 2,000 alumni in Southern California. From participating in Alumni Day of Service to watching the Anaheim Angels vs. the Cleveland Indians each summer, there is always something going on to connect alumni.  We caught up with the Southern California Chapter President, Valerie Patton George, ’06,...

SoCal ADS Thanks to Tim Novotny’s, ’14, master’s degree in public relations, which he earned online, he is now the Communications Manager for the Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission. The commission’s mission is to enhance the Dungeness crab industry’s image and offer profitable opportunities through promotions, education and research.  Tim manages...

Personal items of Bill Schroeder, including his Eagle Scout Award and Boy Scout sash showing his merit badges, are on display in a new exhibition at Kent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center called “Bill: An All-American Boy.” Bill Schroeder was from Lorain, Ohio, and attended Colorado School of Mines on a ROTC scholarship before transferring to Kent State University to study psychology. He was also an Eagle Scout, musician and athlete. On May 4, 1970, the 19-year-old stopped to see what was happening on the Commons and then proceeded on his way to class when he was shot...

Head Shot Of Ali Salih Salih ‘05, CAE graduate and IT consultant at Blue Chip Consulting Group How did your experiences while learning at Kent State help you in post-collegiate jobs? University life is a big part of anyone’s post-collegiate life. The friends you make while sharing experiences help you craft the basis of long-withstanding work networks.   Did you...

Young Alumni Under the age of 35 and looking to re-engage with your alma mater and fellow Flashes. Then some of the new events and programs developed specifically for Kent State young alumni may be for you.  Kent State Alumni is excited to introduce the Young Alumni Council (YAC), with a mission to be a resource that fosters meaningful connections between...

National Capital Alumni Chapter The National Capital Alumni Chapter hosts events and programs that engage almost 3,000 alumni living in the greater Washington D.C. area. From private tours at museums to participating in Alumni Day of Service, there is always something going on in the D.C. area to connect alumni and students.  We caught up with the National Capital Alumni Chapter...

Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter The Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter hosts networking and alumni events for more than 25,000 Kent State alumni living in the Cleveland area. From fun gatherings at Cleveland hot spots to participating in Alumni Day of Service, there is always something going on in Cleveland to connect you to fellow Flashes and Kent State University.    We caught...