Awards and Honors

Kent State University employees pose for a group photo during the 2019 New Hire Diversity Luncheon held on Nov. 6, 2019. For the second year in a row, Kent State University has the distinction of ranking among the top 20 companies nationwide in Forbes’ recently released list of America’s Best Employers for Diversity 2020. Kent State ranks No. 13 among 500 companies in 24 industry sectors and is the only Ohio public or private college or university to make the...

Alfreda Brown (center), Kent State University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, receives the 2020 Diversity Trailblazer Award. She is pictured with Patricia Ackerman (left) and Kent State President Todd Diacon (right). As part of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held Jan. 24, Kent State University has announced the 2020 recipients of its Diversity Trailblazer Award, Beverly J. Warren Unity Award for Diversity and Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award. Diversity Trailblazer Award Alfreda Brown, Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and...

Alfreda Brown (center), Kent State University’s vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion, receives the 2020 Diversity Trailblazer Award. She is pictured with Patricia Ackerman (left) and Kent State President Todd Diacon (right). As part of its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration held Jan. 24, Kent State University has announced the 2020 recipients of its Diversity Trailblazer Award, Beverly J. Warren Unity Award for Diversity and Rozell Duncan Student Diversity Award. Diversity Trailblazer Award Alfreda Brown, Kent State’s vice president for diversity, equity and...

Kent State University faculty and staff, along with mascot Flash, enjoy a spin class at the Fac/Staff Rec & Play Day. On the heels of being honored by the American Heart Association for its highest workplace wellness award, the Healthy Business Council of Ohio (HBCO) has awarded Kent State University the 2019 Healthy Worksite Gold Level Award for its healthy worksite practices. The Healthy Worksite Award recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren presented seven Kent State staff members with the 2019 President Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented seven Kent State staff members with the President’s Award of Distinction. As in years past, President Warren made surprise visits to each recipient’s office with sincere congratulations and a cashier’s check for $1,500. The President’s Award of Distinction recognizes...

Megan Conrad (fifth from left) is recognized at a Kent State basketball game. She is joined by her family along with representatives from Kent State’s administration, College of Business Administration, PNC and Flash, the mascot. Each semester, PNC recognizes two outstanding Kent State University students as PNC Achievers. These students exemplify excellence in the classroom, in the community, and in student leadership and development. Congratulations to the Spring 2019 PNC Achievers! Megan Conrad, Senior, Marketing Major Megan Conrad has a saying: You get out what you...

David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geography at Kent State University, has been elected president of the American Association of Geographers for 2019-20. David Kaplan, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Geography in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State University, has been elected president of the American Association of Geographers (AAG), the premier academic and professional geography organization in the United States, for 2019-20.  “It is a...

PNC Bank recognizes Kent State student Hunter Brancifort (fifth from left), who is joined by her family along with representatives from Kent State’s administration, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Business Administration. Each semester, PNC recognizes two outstanding Kent State University students as PNC Achievers. These students exemplify excellence in the classroom, in the community, and in student leadership and development. Congratulations to the Fall 2018 PNC Achievers! Hunter Brancifort, Senior, Finance Major Pass Hunter Brancifort on campus and on most days...

IM Summer Lance Grahn, Kent State University at Trumbull’s dean and chief administrative officer, was recently named as one of this year’s Community Star award recipients.   Dean Grahn will receive the award on March 19 at the Community Star Award program, co-sponsored by the Tribune Chronicle and Trumbull 100. He is one of 10 individuals from Trumbull...

Kent State University ROTC cadets salute and stand at attention as the U.S. flag is being raised during the university’s annual Veterans Day observance. University’s Salem Campus recognized with Top 10 School Award and gold-level distinction in small public schools category When Cory Maxwell was considering what college to attend, knowing that the institution is military friendly was very important to him. For him and student veterans, the Military Friendly® School designation helps determine...