Impact

For people of a certain age, there has never not been Wi-Fi. That amazing, ubiquitous, wireless technology that makes our laptops portable and our movies streamable has only been in existence since 1999 thanks, in part, to an alumnus of Kent State University named Jerry Pohmurski, '88.   A self-proclaimed “radio...

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 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...

Kent State University’s new FedEx Aeronautics Academic Center provides a world-class training ground to help aviation students and future pilots soar to even greater achievements. The sleek, modern learning center, made possible with gifts totaling $6.5 million from FedEx Corp., was unveiled during a grand-opening event Sept. 6. The celebration...

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...

Scholarship support helped Ya’el achieve her dream Ya’el Courtney, ’19, always knew she wanted to go to college, but her life took an unexpected turn when she was 15 years old. Suddenly, she found herself in foster care, chaotically moving from place to place. At 17, she was living on her own and supporting herself as a fast food manager....

Dr. Chun-Che Tsai and his wife, Shu-Mei, began inspiring their children before their children were even born. Chun-Che and Shu-Mei met through a family friend and then married. In the 1960s, they emigrated from Taiwan to America to pursue higher education and research opportunities. “They were the first in their families to emigrate to...

Phillip and Mary Lou Herbert, life-long residents of Ashtabula, made a significant bequest to Kent State University at Ashtabula, to create the Phillip C. and Mary Lou Herbert Scholarship. "Phil and Mary Lou lived a simple, quiet life, but valued education highly," says Stuart Cordell, the Herbert's estate planner and long-time friend "It was...

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. ...

At a ceremony held April 11, 2019, nearly 50 years after his own graduation, John Elliot, ’70, and his wife, Fonda, were present as the architecture and environmental design building at Kent State University was officially named “The John Elliot Center for Architecture and Environmental Design.” Photographers captured notable images to...