Award and Honors

Janice Lessman-Moss headshot in front of weaving Janice Lessman-Moss, professor of textiles in Kent State University’s School of Art, has been named Cleveland Arts Prize’s 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Cleveland Arts Prize promotes creativity in Northeast Ohio by honoring artists for artistic excellence and recognizes community leaders who help regional arts flourish.  Lessman-Moss...

Kent State President Beverly J. Warren and Vice President Alfreda Brown give the Diversity Trailblazer Award to Dean Tondiglia, director of public safety and Kent State police chief. Kent State University’s Director of Public Safety and Police Chief Dean Tondiglia was honored with the university’s 2019 Diversity Trailblazer Award for his years of promoting inclusion and diversity within public safety. Chief Tondiglia was nominated for the award by Mark Polatajko, senior vice president for finance and administration, who...

Yin Zhang Kent State University President Beverly Warren this week named School of Information (iSchool) Professor Yin Zhang, Ph.D., a recipient of the esteemed 2018 President’s Faculty Excellence Award. The President's Faculty Excellence Award recognizes “exceptional performance by a faculty member which leads to the achievement of national or...

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration has once again been named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. Kent State University’s College of Business Administration has once again been named an outstanding business school, according to The Princeton Review. The college is one of 267 outstanding business schools to have its on-campus Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs profiled in The Princeton Review’s 2018 annual business school...

Kent State University employees participate in the Lunchtime Yoga session, a regular wellness offering on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Scientific, evidenced-based instrument rates workplace health programs and workforce heart health The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were recently announced, and Kent State achieved silver-level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. The American...

Staff and students pose with an airplane at the Kent State University Airport. The Kent State University Airport has been named Airport of the Year by the Ohio Aviation Association. During its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Aviation Association designated the Kent State University Airport as its Airport of the Year. Each year, the Ohio Aviation Association selects an airport that puts into practice the association’s mission of promoting aviation by providing access and availability to the exchange of ideas...

Staff and students pose with an airplane at the Kent State University Airport. The Kent State University Airport has been named Airport of the Year by the Ohio Aviation Association. During its annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, the Ohio Aviation Association designated the Kent State University Airport as its Airport of the Year. Each year, the Ohio Aviation Association selects an airport that puts into practice the association’s mission of promoting aviation by providing access and availability to the exchange of ideas...

Kent State University’s Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. The Kent State University Academic Success Center has received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for its success as an interactive academic space for students to reinforce what they learn in the classroom. Each year, a two-year institution and a four-year institution are chosen as the recipients for the award. The award focuses...