Awards and Honors

Photo of Kent State President Beverly Warren, Flash and studentsKent State University is one of 17 colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine, a leading publication for senior managers at colleges and universities throughout the Unite

Photo of Eboni Pringle and Exploratory Advising Center staff with awardKent State University is the recipient of the 2015 Institutional Excellence for Students in Transition Award by the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition.

Photo of Jordan ItalianoKent State University football player Jordan Italiano, a senior safety from Canfield, Ohio, has been selected as a 2015 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete and finalist for the William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments. Italiano is the first Kent State player to earn the honor.

Photo of film director Oliver Stone at the May 4 Visitors CenterKent State University’s May 4 Visitors Center has been selected by the International Society for Landscape, Place and Material Culture (ISLPMC) to receive its Historic Preservation Certificate of Merit.

Photo of Kent State student in the College of Business AdministrationKent State University’s College of Business Administration is once again among the most outstanding business schools, according to The Princeton Review’s Best 295 Business Schools: 2016 Edition.

Kent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a third consecutive year. INSIGHT Into Diversity has selected Kent State as a recipient of the 2015 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award.

Kent State University’s School of Communication Studies will host the sixth Centennial Award Celebration on Friday, Oct. 2, to honor two alumni and one professor emeritus. The annual event is an opportunity for the school’s alumni, students, faculty, staff and friends to celebrate and recognize the achievements of communication studies professionals.

The following individuals will be honored:

Photo of Kent State students in the classroomKent State University’s commitment to maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus has received acknowledgement from INSIGHT Into Diversity, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education, for a third consecutive year.

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Kent State University has received two prominent rankings in the new 2016 edition of Best Colleges by U.S. News & World Report that was released Sept. 9, 2015, with inclusions on both the Top Public Schools list and the Best National Universities list. 

Photo of Iris E. HarveyIris E. Harvey, Kent State University’s vice president for university relations, has been elected to the ACE Women’s Network-Ohio Executive Board.

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