Division of Institutional Advancement

President Khalil Looney (far right) and some fellow members of Kent State University’s Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) pose for a photo. The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation has pledged a $10,000 matching gift for Giving Tuesday to the M.E.N. Fund. With the launch of its 2019 Giving Tuesday campaign on Nov. 1, Kent State University has again transformed a one-day fundraising initiative into a monthlong giving campaign to support student scholarships, expanded programs, study away initiatives and modern facilities. Today, Kent State President Todd Diacon made a “groovy” announcement on...

Banner The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2019 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 Kent State Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are Kent State’s most prestigious honors given to...

Ascendium Grant Will Streamline Transfers and Increase Retention, Graduation Rates The pathway from a two-year college to Kent State University will soon become an easier road to travel for Ohio students, thanks to a grant awarded to Kent State to collaborate with three Ohio community colleges to streamline the transfer process. Ascendium Education Group awarded Kent State a $1.09 million grant to partner with Lorain County...

The Kent State University Alumni Association will honor seven alumni with its 2019 Alumni Awards. The Kent State University Alumni Association is proud to announce its 2019 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 Kent State Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are Kent State’s most prestigious honors given to...

The new 17,800-square-foot building at the Kent State University Airport will be named the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center. Construction is currently underway in anticipation of a fall 2019 opening. FedEx Corp. has pledged $5 million, in addition to $1.5 million already given, in support of an aeronautics academic center that will be located at the Kent State University Airport. The new 17,800-square-foot building will be named the FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center. Construction is currently underway in anticipation of a fall 2019 opening. ...

The 2018 Giving Tuesday campaign is a monthlong event, providing an expanded timeframe for giving, additional giving options and more occasions to have gifts matched. Supporters give more than $1 million for second year in a row  Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2018 broke the million-dollar mark for the second year in a row. Just before midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 27, the campaign raised more than $1,030,000 to support multiple student study abroad scholarships, research opportunities, educational...

Roe Green, the affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance, is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. The affectionately named “Fairy Godmother” of Kent State University’s School of Theatre and Dance is once again making wishes come true for current and future generations of students. donation The Roe Green Foundation has given $2.2 million for support of The Roe Green Visiting Director Series within Kent State’s School of Theatre and...

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...