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Dee Dee Miller “Dee Dee was the ultimate caregiver throughout her life,” recalls her husband, Bill Miller. “She spent her entire life helping others with medical issues and a myriad of life concerns.” Her service to others is one of the reasons Bill and his family, following Dee Dee’s passing in January 2020, wanted to start a scholarship at Kent State...

A student uses a computer. We all know the world has changed, perhaps forever. The overall lesson of the COVID- 19 pandemic is that we need a public health workforce, prepared at all levels, to monitor the world for emerging infectious diseases, to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases, to develop new treatments and vaccines, and to invent novel approaches never...

Kent Campus Kent State University was recently notified of a security breach at one of our vendors, Blackbaud. Because your privacy and that of our alumni, donors, students, faculty, and staff is very important to us, we felt it necessary to make you aware of this issue, even though it is not KSU’s breach. Blackbaud, which works with many nonprofits to...

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Kent Campus Kent State University was recently notified of a security breach at one of our vendors, Blackbaud. Because your privacy and that of our alumni, donors, students, faculty, and staff is very important to us, we felt it necessary to make you aware of this issue, even though it is not KSU’s breach. Blackbaud, which works with many nonprofits to...

J.R. Campbell, executive director of Kent State University’s Design Innovation Initiative, tries on a face shield produced by the Kent State team. Members of Kent State University’s Design Innovation Initiative are forging creative collaborations with local and regional organizations and funders as they work toward the production of personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The university’s Design...

Members of Kent State University Lori Holcepl felt the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic deeply when she was laid off from her job recently. As a single mother of two, Holcepl relied on her paycheck to support her family. “Since the pandemic began, I have feared we would lose our home and everything we have,” Holcepl said. “With my children home from school, I also...

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Bob Archer, Philanthropy Spanning 40 Years Bob Archer’s Kent State University journey began as a result of a tuition assistance program that his first employer, The Hoover Company, provided as a benefit.  “My career goal was to pursue management positions and someday own my own company,” said Bob. “Hoover’s program allowed me to attend night classes...

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Neff SPOTLIGHT ON LEGACY DONOR JOSEPH H. NEFF ESQ. Joseph H. Neff, B.S. Criminal Justice Studies ’85 honors his father’s legacy by creating The Frank J. and Cecilia G. Neff Endowed Scholarship for Disabled Students in the College of Arts and Sciences. The Neff family has a strong family connection to Kent State University. Joseph’s father, Frank,...

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ryder SPOTLIGHT ON HERRICK SOCIETY MEMBER KATHLEEN RYDAR Kathleen Rydar, BA English ’67, MA English ’80, former president of That Man May See in San Francisco, CA., supports the College of Arts & Sciences with a focus on the humanities. Following in the footsteps of her late husband, Thomas Wood Boyden, she...

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Nicholson SPOTLIGHT ON HERRICK SOCIETY MEMBER KAREN NICHOLSON Karen Nicholson, BA Sociology ’69, MA ’71, one of the first female wardens in the US Bureau of Prisons, recently endowed the Karen Nicholson Corrections Scholarship for deserving Sociology students concentrating in Criminology. After a rewarding career with the Bureau of Prisons, Nicholson...