Convocation

Members of the Class of 2026 Light Up Convocation at the MAC Center

"We are all part of one community now. A big, wonderful Kent State community." With a backdrop of strobe lights, rock music and excitement, Kent State President Todd Diacon kicked off the start of the 2022 Fall Semester by encouraging new students to lean on one another during the university's traditional convocation ceremony.  New students packed the Memorial Athletic and Convocation (MAC) Center for the event that included speakers and giveaways ahead of the first full day of classes on Aug. 25.  Diacon encouraged students to engage not just with each other but also with unive...

Members of the university community as well as family members of freshman students can watch a live stream of the Kent State University Convocation on Friday, Aug. 28. The event starts at 10:30 a.m. and is held in the Memorial Athletics and Convocation Center.  This special ceremony marks the beginning of the university’s first-year students’ college careers and their entrance into higher education. With this rite of passage, the Class of 2019 is now officially part of the Kent State family. Watch the live stream of Convocation ...

Each August during freshman move-in day, Kent State University faculty, staff and students volunteer to assist incoming freshmen get settled into their new university accommodations. To make the experience more fun and welcoming, the Kent InterHall Council sponsors the Movers and Groovers program. Freshman move-in day took place on Thursday, Aug. 21. A host of volunteers welcomed students and parents, and assisted with heavy lifting. The Kent State president’s Cabinet also volunteered to help this year. “The Movers and Groovers program provides an opportunity for upper-division student...

Kent State at Salem held its annual nursing convocation and pinning ceremony on May 7 at Avian on the Water in Canfield, during which 48 students received their nursing pins and recited the nursing pledge. All are receiving degrees this year through the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program on the Salem campus. Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, coordinator of the BSN program at Salem, presented the 2014 class of graduates, while the nursing faculty members presented various awards and the students’ pins. Graduating Senior Stacy Richardson delivered the student address, sharing her personal story o...

Prior to the end of the semester, Kent State University at East Liverpool held its annual pinning ceremony at The Georgetown in Boardman, during which 59 students received nursing pins signifying their hard work and dedication to their schoolwork and future profession. Registered nurses provide care to individual patients to attain, restore and maintain health. By concentrating the majority of their studies in technology and related coursework, students are prepared in a short time to enter the work world. The associate of applied science in nursing program (ADN) prepares registered nurses ...

Students at the 2013 Salem BSN Convocation

Salem  – Kent State University at Salem recently held its convocation and pinning ceremony for its 2013 nursing graduates.  The ceremony was held at The Lake Club in Poland and helped recognize the students’ hard work and dedication to the nursing profession.  Dr. Mary Lou Ferranto, director of the nursing program at Kent Salem, recognized the 45 students earning bachelor of science degrees in nursing this year. They are: Stephanie Anderson, Ashley Crump, Brandi Fox, Lauren Frank, Sierra Frantz, Chantel Fusco, Danelle Golba, Milissa Hartman, Jessica Herron, Codi Karlen, Ra...

East Liverpool nursing class of 2013 at pinning ceremony

Prior to the end of the semester, Kent State University at East Liverpool held its annual pinning ceremony at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack and Resort for the 2013 graduating class. Forty-seven students received nursing pins signifying their hard work and dedication to their schoolwork and future profession.  The following students were honored at the event: Katie Barnes, Carrie Blissenbach, Kayleigh Brownfield, Ashley Brundage, Terra Conkle, Shawnna Cronin, Merradith Davison, Kelly Dickey, Melissa Diddle, Audra Flanigan, Helen Franklin, Rachel French, Mellisa Givens, Nicole Hilbert, Am...

On Friday, May 6, which is recognized as National Nurses Day, 45 Kent State University at Stark bachelor of science in nursing degree (BSN) graduates will officially begin their professional careers as nurses. Their achievement will be honored at the campus’s annual Nursing Pinning Ceremony, at 2:30 p.m. in First Christian Church, 6900 Market Avenue in North Canton. National Nurses Week is celebrated annually from May 6 through May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing. The pinning ceremony rite of passage, signifying the transition from nursing student ...