“George and Mary Jane both have a passion and desire to advance scientific discovery,” said Kent State President Beverly J. Warren. “We are so pleased they recognize and appreciate Kent State’s upward trajectory ... and have chosen to support the recruitment and retention of talented faculty members.”
George R. Newkome, Ph.D., a two-time Kent State University alumnus, smiles with Kent State President Beverly J. Warren.
EHHS scholarships benefitting science and math students, endowed by Bill and Trudy Ausfahl, will financially support students’ ability to attend Kent State in perpetuity. But their support is also having a lasting impact on the scholarship recipients’ future purpose as well.
Bill and Trudy Ausfahl, Brooke Clucas and Kyle Anderson
"Anyone who graduated from Kent State has the opportunity to think back on their lives while they were involved, and to decide whether it was important to them. Kent State made a commitment to me long before I decided to support others at the university.” - Bill Asbury, '64
“Our hearts are here in Kent,” President Emerita Cartwright said. “We value both the Kent State family and the larger community. We were driven by the opportunity to make a true and lasting difference in students’ lives and are pleased that we can see the value of our investment right away when we interact with students and Kent State faculty.”
"We are humbled and deeply grateful that our Kent State supporters helped us raise more than $1 million to further the university’s mission to provide the most impactful educational experience for all of our students." - Stephen Sokany, vice president for institutional advancement at Kent State University.
A longer timeframe, expanded giving options, donation boosts and donation matches make Kent State's 2017 Giving Tuesday celebration the greatest opportunity ever for people to make an impact on the lives of students and Kent State University.
Mac McFarland and his son, David, formed a bond over aviation and service. Years later, that bond is honored by a scholarship endowed to honor David and to make immediate and lasting impacts on the lives of Kent State students.