Honors College

Honors College Students and Staff Pose at Mat Making Event On February 21, Jackie Searfoss, a representative of the Streetsboro United Methodist Church (SUMC), visited Kent State University to introduce the Honors College community to an initiative that SUMC is very passionate about. At the event, which was organized by Honors College special assistant Lori Michael, Searfoss showed Honors College students...

Induction Ceremony procession for Alpha Lambda Delta first-year student members. On Feb. 19, 2020, the Kent chapter of Alpha Lambda Delta, The National Honors Society for First-Year Success, held its induction ceremony for eligible members from the fall 2019 semester. At the start of the spring 2020 semester, all first-year, registered full-time students who met the qualifications of a 3.5 GPA or higher during their previous...

Photo of YES! Magazine Editions lying side by side. Two Kent State Honors College students were recently recognized in YES! Magazine’s Fall 2019 National Student Writing Competition. Madison Greene, a junior majoring in communications studies, was recognized as the contest’s University Winner for her essay, “Carrying the Torch.” The essay written by Jenna Robinson, a junior honors student...

View of Florence, Italy Since its start in 2016, the Freshmen In Florence (FIF) program has allowed a select group of incoming honors freshmen to spend their first semester of college studying at the Kent State campus in Florence, Italy. During the fall 2019 semester, Laura Moll, a professor of English at Kent State who has also been recognized for her exemplary work...

Hirsh posing with tiger Morgan Hirsh, a senior Honors College student studying zoology with a minor in French, was inspired to pursue veterinary medicine at least in part by her parents. Her father, whom she says is “the smartest person” she knows, is a paramedic, and she says she wants to be like him. However, she knew that she would...

Honors College Leadership Academy members pose for photo with Tim Ryan Over winter break, members and advisors of the Kent State University Honors Leadership Academy traveled to Washington, D.C. for an Alternative Winter Break experience, focusing on hunger and homelessness in the nation’s capital. The group spent  the week dedicating their time to advocation, education, and...

Elena Neoh holding 2019 Golden Flash Award Elena Neoh, a human resource management major with a creative writing minor, has been announced as the recipient of the 2019 Golden Flash Award. According to the website for the Kent State Alumni Association, which sponsors the award, the Golden Flash Award recognizes a student who “promotes Kent State University spirit, pride, and tradition,”...

Career Conversations Three Female Panelists Speak Throughout the fall 2019 semester, the Kent State University Honors College is hosting the second annual Career Conversations, a series of question-and-answer sessions with Kent State alumni from a variety of professional fields. A total of thirteen sessions will take place in the Honors College library on the Kent campus starting in early...

Career Conversations Three Female Panelists Speak Kent State University Honors College alumna Diana Al-Hadid has made a significant impact on the art world since she graduated from the university with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and a bachelor’s degree in art history in 2003 and subsequently established her art studio in Brooklyn, New York. Her works of art have been featured in...

Sonia Sanchez and students 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...