Honors Leadership Academy

Kent State University arch on campus.

  Honors College alumna Maya Huffman, a native of Toledo, graduated a semester early from Kent State in December 2022, as a double major in psychology and political science with a minor in pre-law. Her story is not only one of academic achievement but also one of community engagement and a commitment to addressing important soc...

Honors College student Shannon Brown stands beside the Honors College sign.

During the summer, many students choose to participate in internship opportunities and work incredible job experiences, advancing knowledge and experience in their desired career. One of those zealous students was sophomore Shannon Brown, Honors College student and double major. The Honors Leadership Academy alumnae partook in a comp...

Kent State class of 2027 stands outside for class photo during ice cream social.

Kent State University welcomed the Honors College’s largest incoming freshman class this fall, and the students are full of ambition, drive and focus. Despite the ongoing challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on incoming college students, these Kent State students are resilient and ready to embark on their future paths. Dean of th...

Senior Honors students look to the stage as Provost Melody Tankersley addresses them at the 2023 Senior Honors Luncheon.

On Saturday, April 22, 2023, the Kent State University Honors College recognized graduating seniors at its annual Senior Honors Luncheon. This event congratulated Honors College members for their upcoming graduations in the spring, summer, and fall of 2023. Seniors were able to unwind as they met with staff and alumni to applaud ...

For any college student, navigating the first semester of the academic year can prove to be challenging, but for incoming freshmen, the experience of their first semester of college courses may be even more difficult. Adding in the idea of adjusting to a new atmosphere, higher level academic requirements and new social interactions, it can...

Student Green Sunset

Choosing to attend a college or university is a major decision for any high school senior. The COVID -19 pandemic made this choice even more difficult as the lockdown thrust many students, instructors, and staff into a fairly new form of untested educational format in online telecommuting rather than in-person instructing.  ...

Maya Huffman standing outside in her home town of Toledo, Ohio.

Maya Huffman, a sophomore Honors College student with a double-major in political science and psychology and a minor in prelaw, is excited to be starting the first semester of her Senior Honors Thesis in the spring of 2021. Though only in her second year, Maya’s experiences and connections at Kent State have helped her discover a topic tha...

Outside View of Fry's Valley Moravian Church, where Jayden Interned

Jayden Stearns is a third-year Kent State Honors College student whose internship position at Shared Moravian Ministry Ohio was created when the organization decided to use technology to make their programs socially distanced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A computer science major, Jayden heard that the “churches of the Shared Minis...

Honors students observe the instructor, as class is taught in the Honors College Library, which was converted to be used as additional classroom space for the 2020-2021 academic year.

This year’s Honors College incoming freshmen class totaled 516 students, representing 22 states and three countries (Egypt, India and the U.S.). Many of these students reside on campus in the Honors Living-Learning Community, composed of Stopher and Johnson Halls, as well as Centennial Court B. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, some stude...

Honors College Freshmen Class of 2023

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 ...