Impact

Laxman Panthi was born and raised in Nepal, and earned his undergraduate degree in India. When choosing to pursue his Masters of Business Administration (M.B.A.), however, he chose to do so in the United States, at Kent State, which he calls “the greatest school in the USA.” The impactful generosity of others is one of the reasons Laxman’s attendance at Kent State is possible.

Lauren Pankiw, '16, is driven by solid, benevolent goals. “I’m going to be a physician assistant, and ... my goal is to work with underserved communities.”

As a large, eight-campus system with more than 41,000 students and offering more than 280 degrees from the associate to doctoral levels, Kent State is distinctively poised to serve as an example of a re-imagined American research university – one that produces cutting-edge knowledge and new ideas while offering access to a high-quality education. Watch some of the reasons why we’re undeniably distinctive – and undeniably Kent State.

Patricia Grutzmacher, ’85

Patricia Grutzmacher, ’85, professor emerita of music education, remembers that as a student it was important for her to have time to study, reflect, philosophize and actually learn. Now, it’s important to Patricia to give back to help future students have those same opportunities. Watch the video below to hear Patricia explain how easy it was for her to give in support of Kent State music education students, in turn providing a legacy for the future of others.

 

At Kent State, we empower students to break the mold and shape the world. More than 70 years ago, Dr. Mildred K. Dixon, D.P.M., ’44, was doing just that.

Nicholas Giardina, ’06, a third-generation Kent State alumnus, worked his way through college. Now, he gives back to support those whose circumstances he identifies with most, helping them to stand out and impact the world.

Matthew Toro, '15, had a simple yet daunting goal: to graduate from college, debt-free. Setting his sights on his future, Matthew confronted this personal challenge head-on, and through determination and admirable effort he achieved his goal.

Gerald (Jerry) Payto’s father taught him an important lesson early on in life. “He used to say, ‘You really don’t receive until you give,’” Jerry said. “That has stuck in my mind my whole life."

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