Alumni Spotlight

College of Aeronautics and Engineering

Kris and Tim Palcho in Florence, Italy Kris Palcho came to Kent State University feeling connected from her very first visit as a high school student. From the start, she remembers the interest that faculty and staff took in her learning and success and has always felt a part of the Kent ‘family’. “In all aspects of my life I’ve tried to pay forward that spirit of care for and...

Amy Likar with the Oakland Symphony Ohio native Amy Likar (BM ‘91) grew up in Cuyahoga Falls and began studying piano when she was 8 years old with Jane Butcher. When Amy was 10, she began playing flute in Lincoln Elementary’s band, directed by Michael Corbissero, also a Kent State alumnus. At his suggestion, Amy began taking flute lessons with...

Heimat in Weil Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall The Heimat String Quartet had their Carnegie Hall debut on Monday, March 4. They presented Mozart’s String Quartet No. 14 in G Major, Dvorak’s String Quartet No. 14 in Ab major, Op. 105, and premiered a newly commissioned work by composer Anthony Vine. Founding members of the quartet, violinists Aubrey Holmes and Patrick Shaughnessy, graduated...