Division of Institutional Advancement

George R. Newkome, Ph.D., a two-time Kent State University alumnus, smiles with Kent State President Beverly J. Warren. George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Newkome is a two-time Kent State alumnus. “George and Mary Jane both have a passion and desire to advance scientific discovery,” said...

COMM part-time instructor Bill Kelvin earned the 2017 People 2017’s “People’s Choice” award winner at the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition was William Kelvin, a part-time instructor in the School of Communication Studies who is working toward his Ph.D. in Communication and Information. This was Kelvin's third time at 3MT, and his topic was the Shen Yun Chinese dance company and its complex...

Kent State University’s Greater Cleveland Alumni Chapter hosted volunteers at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank for the 2017 Alumni Day of Service. WHAT: Each year, hundreds of Kent State University Golden Flashes gather across the globe to make a difference in their communities. Kent State alumni and friends have the opportunity to participate in the 10th annual Alumni Day of Service on Saturday, April 21. Below is a list of volunteer sites in the Akron and Cleveland area. For more...

Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D., and her husband, G. Phillip Cartwright, Ph.D., accept an award at the Founders Gala held in November 2017 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D., and her husband, G. Phillip Cartwright, Ph.D., have made a $1 million estate gift that will create scholarships at Kent State to support students who wish to engage in the arts. The Cartwright Family Fund for Opportunities in the Arts is an unrestricted endowment that will enable...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren presents Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., with a Kent State Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award during the Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., and his wife, Marlene M. Wicherski, have pledged $2 million to fund three scholarships and a professorship in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller is a Kent State alumnus who grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio. “The generosity of Earl and Marlene reflects their passion for Kent State’s brain health...

Kent State University President Beverly Warren presents Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., with a Kent State Alumni Association Professional Achievement Award during the Spring 2016 Commencement ceremony at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center. Earl K. Miller, Ph.D., and his wife, Marlene M. Wicherski, have pledged $2 million to fund three scholarships and a professorship in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller is a Kent State alumnus who grew up in Lyndhurst, Ohio. “The generosity of Earl and Marlene reflects their passion for Kent State’s brain health...

Kent State University students fill the steps of the Kent Student Center during peak hours at the beginning of the 2017 Fall Semester. Supporters give more than $1 million Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2017 doubled the 2016 campaign – hitting more than $1 million just before midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The single largest gift of the day was a $100,000 donation to the Fashion School Study Away Fund. From multiple student study abroad scholarships to research...

Thousands of Kent State students will benefit from the support given to select campaigns as part of Giving Tuesday. Kent State University kicked off the season of giving early this year on Nov. 1 with the launch of its 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign. In a departure from efforts of past years, the university extended the fundraising initiative through the entire month of November, leading up to Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 28. Giving...

Thousands of Kent State students will benefit from the support given to select campaigns as part of Giving Tuesday. Kent State University kicked off the season of giving early this year on Nov. 1 with the launch of its 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign. In a departure from efforts of past years, the university extended the fundraising initiative through the entire month of November, leading up to Giving Tuesday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, on Nov. 28. Giving...

Kent State students enjoy the second annual DiversiFest, a festival that celebrates Kent State Kent State University celebrated Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 14, with classic traditions such as the Bowman Cup 5K Race, Kiss on the K, Homecoming Parade and football game. This year’s Homecoming featured Kent State alumni Ben and Candace Curtis as the Homecoming Parade Grand Marshals. The Homecoming parade was followed by the Kent State...