Alumni Success

Abnormal Student Theatre Production 2015 A small class assignment in college led to an off-Broadway debut for Kent State University musical theatre alumnus Scott Miesse, who will be premiering his self-written play titled “Abnormal” in January 2020. “During my senior year at Kent State, I started writing a scene of a little boy talking to his imaginary friend in class,” said...

Abnormal Student Theatre Production 2015   Mission of Mercy After Shannon Gardiner, BSN ’09, Tampa, Fla., went on a two-week mission trip to Uganda several years ago, she realized she was ready to make a longer-term impact. A Google search led her to Mercy Ships, an international charity with the world’s largest private hospital ship, which docks at different ports around the...

Abnormal Student Theatre Production 2015   Mission of Mercy After Shannon Gardiner, BSN ’09, Tampa, Fla., went on a two-week mission trip to Uganda several years ago, she realized she was ready to make a longer-term impact. A Google search led her to Mercy Ships, an international charity with the world’s largest private hospital ship, which docks at different ports around the...

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...

Amy Likar with the Oakland Symphony The National Hospice and Palliative Organization announced on April 2, 2014 that Senior Vice President of Access, Education and Philanthropy John Mastrojohn III has been named Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the organization. Mastrojohn is an alumnus of Kent State University's College of Nursing, where he received his...