Division of Institutional Advancement

Graphic for Kent State Alumni Awards Kent State University is proud to announce its 2020 Alumni Award recipients. Recipients are chosen based on their exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State. Sponsored by the alumni association, the Alumni Awards are the university’s most prestigious honors given to alumni. “We were once again...

Wayne Dawson, WJW Fox 8 anchor and Kent State graduate in the class of Note: The following essay was crafted by Wayne Dawson, WJW Fox 8 anchor and Kent State University alumnus, who graduated in 1979 with a journalism degree.    ------------- As a journalist covering the news, I’m privileged to have a front row seat to history as it unfolds. Indeed, these last several weeks have been notable moments in America,...

Rami Daud and Nathaniel Bailey, photographers with University Communications and Marketing, smile after receiving their Silver ADDY Awards. (Photo credit: Smithberger Photography) Kent State University brought home the gold after this year’s Akron ADDY Awards, with both professionals and students being recognized for their work. The ADDYs, put on by the Akron Chapter of the American Advertising Federation, celebrate the area’s best creative work in advertising.   A Gold ADDY was awarded...

Members of Kent State University Lori Holcepl felt the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic deeply when she was laid off from her job recently. As a single mother of two, Holcepl relied on her paycheck to support her family. “Since the pandemic began, I have feared we would lose our home and everything we have,” Holcepl said. “With my children home from school, I also...

Bobby Selvaggio For many Kent State University students, this unprecedented time and the move to remote learning has caused financial hardships. In response, Kent State created the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund to help these students. Kent State's Director of Jazz Studies Bobby Selvaggio held a special virtual living room concert to support this critical...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Pay It Flash Forward Emergency Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Pay It Flash Forward Emergency Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will...

Members of Kent State University’s Undergraduate Student Government painted “Flashes Take Care of Flashes” on the Rock on Front Campus. (Photo credit: Lauren Novick, Tierra Moore and Kaelee Dingey) Kent State University announced the creation of the Kent State Emergency Grant Fund that will help students who are unexpectedly finding themselves in financial need as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Our students need us now more than ever,” said Kent State President Todd Diacon. “I am confident that our Golden Flash family will answer...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...

Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday raised more than $1.6 million to support student success, keeping Kent State students on track to their ultimate goal of obtaining their degree. Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2019 raised more than $1.6 million when it ended on Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., shattering the previous year’s record of $1.03 million. Supporters were able to choose from more than 40 featured giving options throughout the Kent State system, including student scholarships, educational programs, athletic teams...