Honors College

The Wick Poetry Center welcomed poet, playwright and activist Sonia Sanchez to the May Prentice House for a meet and greet with students on Sept. 18. She met with them in the afternoon before giving a lecture in the Kiva in the evening. The Kent State Honors College, the Cleveland Foundation and the Wick Poetry Center cosponsored Sanchez's visit...

Kent State University’s Honors College is a place of enrichment, learning, and fun for an ever-growing number of students.   This year, the number of Honors College freshmen reached a new record, totaling 572 students. In addition to Stopher and Johnson Halls, which house the administrative offices of the Honors College as well as provide...

For the second year, the Honors College will be hosting Career Conversations - a series beneficial to all students who are exploring majors and also those who are looking to set themselves apart in their chosen industry!   During each session, Kent State University alumni will share information and advice about their career field in...

Sonia Sanchez’s visit to Kent State University’s campus on Wednesday, September 18, touched many members of the community, both students and visitors alike.    In addition to her speaking event in the KIVA on Wednesday evening, Sanchez had a conversation with a small group of students in the early afternoon at the May Prentice House, home of...

Sonia Sanchez, a recipient of the 2019 Anisfield-Wolf Lifetime Achievement Award, will speak at Kent State University on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the KIVA auditorium on the Kent campus.    Sanchez’s visit is part of the year long 50th Commemoration of the events of May 4, 1970 at Kent State. Sanchez will discuss...

Recent Kent State University graduate Ya’el Courtney will be furthering her education in neuroscience this fall at one of the country’s most prestigious academic institutions: Harvard University. Ms. Courtney has had an impressive undergraduate college experience at Kent State, completing extensive research in her field while excelling in her...

The Kent State University Honors College held its thirty-third annual Senior Honors Luncheon on Saturday, April 6, 2019, honoring senior honors students who will graduate in the spring, summer, or fall of 2019.  To begin the luncheon, Dr. Alison J. Smith, Dean of the Honors College, welcomed those in attendance, followed by remarks from Dr....

The Kent State University Honors College is proud to announce that Honors College student and political science major, Megan Swoger, has been named by the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) as a 2018 Portz Scholar.  As a member of the graduating class of 2018 this past spring, Megan created and submitted her thesis entitled “Analysis of...

Kent State University’s Honors College is a Living-Learning Community where first-year students like Michael Trauman have discovered a home away from home, and a place where they can pursue their dreams. Mr. Trauman is among the hundreds of students who comprise the largest Honors College freshman class ever. Freshman enrollment in 2017 grew by...

Alison Smith will become the new dean of Kent State University’s Honors College, effective July 1. Smith currently serves as the acting chair in Kent State’s Department of Geology and has served in various administrative, research and teaching roles at the university. “Alison Smith brings a wealth of experience and excellence to this...