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For people of a certain age, there has never not been Wi-Fi. That amazing, ubiquitous, wireless technology that makes our laptops portable and our movies streamable has only been in existence since 1999 thanks, in part, to an alumnus of Kent State University named Jerry Pohmurski, '88.   A self-proclaimed “radio...

  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...

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...

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...

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...

Have Curiosity, Will Travel Kent State Graduate and Expat Turns Love of Travel into Consulting Business When Rukiya McNair walked across the stage to receive her bachelor’s degree in Pan African Studies from Kent State University in 2004, she knew the world was waiting for her to explore. She may not have known...

In the spring of 1968, what had been a resistance movement of Black students at Kent State University officially became a registered university student organization.That organization was named Black United Students, affectionately referred to as “BUS.” It’s still standing and active at Kent State and celebrated its 50th anniversary this year....

Tee Boyich, ’13, has vivid memories of her 8-year-old self, sitting with her father and watching musicals. She remembers this feeling inside of her yearning to be on that stage, singing and dancing. Before long, that dream of performing on the Broadway stage had fully taken hold of young Ms. Boyich.  So she put in the time. The work. The...

Networking events are critical for professionals to keep in touch, stay on track or even get ahead. But these events can also be awkward.  After attending a networking event three years ago in New York, Ashlee Ammon called her mother, Kerry Schrader, ‘84, M.B.A. ’02, to tell her how it went. Ammon explained that during their lunch break they...

Ben Curtis, ’03 and Candace Curtis, ‘02 will return to their alma mater to serve as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals at Homecoming on Oct. 14.   A three-time All-American and four-time All-MAC selection, Mr. Curtis is one the most accomplished athletes to go through the Kent State golf program. He was a...