Impact

More Golden Flashes than ever before participated in Kent State's 10th annual Alumni Day of Service, making a tremendous difference in their communities across the country.

“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.”

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.

“I am so grateful and appreciative of my scholarship ... I wish I could thank Mr. Santone in person, to tell him how much it means to me.” - Kent State student, Lane Hinkle

"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

“Those of us who have benefited from scholarships in our lives have the responsibility to pay it forward ... And you don’t have to be rich or famous to make a difference.” - Davina Gosnell

“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.

“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Anderson

Sally Cahur, ’57, established the Nancy Samhric Scholarship in Music to honor her sister who had a passion for music, and to support Kent State students’ quest to expand their artistic talents.

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