Alumni Relations

Kent State students pose with Flash, the university’s mascot, in a #FlashesForever photo frame during Homecoming.   WHAT: Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game against the Akron Zips that kicks off at 3:30 p.m. This year’s Homecoming will feature Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs, ’10, as the Parade Grand Marshal.  ...

Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs waves to Kent State students and local residents attending the 2016 Kent State Homecoming Parade. Cribbs returned to campus to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal. Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 1, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game. This year’s Homecoming featured Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs, ’10, as the Parade Grand Marshal. Heroic efforts by Nick Holley and Justin Rankin were not quite enough...

Josh Cribbs, a three-time NFL Pro Bowler and 2010 graduate of Kent State University, will return to his alma mater to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal on Oct. 1 University hosts its annual Homecoming celebration on Oct. 1 Josh Cribbs, a three-time NFL Pro Bowler and 2010 graduate of Kent State University, will return to his alma mater to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal at the university’s annual Homecoming on Oct. 1.   “I feel honored to be the Grand Marshal,” Cribbs said. “I feel...

Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns in 2005 where he played for eight seasons, making the Pro Bowl in 2007, 2009 and 2012. (Photo credit: Nick Cammett) University hosts its annual Homecoming celebration on Oct. 1 Josh Cribbs, a three-time NFL Pro Bowler and 2010 graduate of Kent State University, will return to his alma mater to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshal at the university’s annual Homecoming on Oct. 1.   “I feel honored to be the Grand Marshal,” Cribbs said. “I feel...

Kent State alumnus Josh Cribbs was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Cleveland Browns in 2005 where he played for eight seasons, making the Pro Bowl in 2007, 2009 and 2012. (Photo credit: Nick Cammett) Community members as well as Kent State University faculty, staff, alumni and students are all invited to attend the Faculty Lecture Series, hosted by the Kent State Alumni Association, from March 30 through May 3. Free and open to the public, the events span disciplines from all eight Kent State campuses. Marquita Rodgers, program coordinator of...

Celebrate Halloween with Kent State-themed pumpkin carving stencils. In the spirit of Halloween, University Communications and Marketing at Kent State University created six Kent State-themed pumpkin carving stencils – Spooky KSU, KSU Vampire, Flash Ghost, Flash Fright, Excellent Pumpkin and Dawn of KSU. Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university can download these stencils here under the...

Celebrate Halloween with Kent State-themed pumpkin carving stencils. Kent State University will celebrate Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 3. Kent State alumni, students, faculty, staff and the community are invited to come together to celebrate and enjoy a fun-filled weekend of events, including the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Homecoming Parade and football game against the Miami University RedHawks.  This year’s...

Kent State President Beverly Warren joins (left to right) Kent State English Professor Ed Dauterich, Parade Grand Marshal Julian Edelman and Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala in cutting the ribbon to officially start the 2015 Homecoming Parade. This year's Homecoming was a fun-filled weekend of events that included the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Homecoming Parade and a football win against the Miami RedHawks, 20-14. This year’s homecoming featured Kent State alumnus and Super Bowl champion Julian Edelman as the Parade Grand Marshal. Family and friends gathered before the football game at...

Kent State President Beverly Warren joins (left to right) Kent State English Professor Ed Dauterich, Parade Grand Marshal Julian Edelman and Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala in cutting the ribbon to officially start the 2015 Homecoming Parade. Alumni, fans and community invited to participate in exciting, hands-on activities Kent State University Alumni Association is hosting Alumni Weekend on Friday, May 15, and Saturday, May 16. Alumni and the community members are invited to attend these two days of exciting, hands-on activities. On May 15, take part in a game of golf or foot golf...

Kent State President Beverly Warren joins (left to right) Kent State English Professor Ed Dauterich, Parade Grand Marshal Julian Edelman and Kent Mayor Jerry Fiala in cutting the ribbon to officially start the 2015 Homecoming Parade. Kent State University has named Jeffery L. McLain, CFRE, as its new vice president for institutional advancement following an extensive national search. McLain comes to Kent State from Louisiana State University where he served as senior vice president of the LSU Foundation. He joins Kent State on May 15.  The Division of Institutional...