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Amari ThomasIn the video below, Kent State University fashion merchandising major Amari Thomas explains how two academic scholarships are helping her to succeed inside and outside the classroom. To learn how you can make a difference for students, please visit www.GiveToKent.org/give. Thank you!    

Bert Crawford Header Image Fifteen years ago, Bert Crawford couldn’t have imagined spending a summer in Florence, Italy. Now a senior biology major at Kent State University at Stark, Bert spent his early years in and out of Cleveland-area foster homes. With a difficult past and an uncertain future, his view of the world was bleak, at best. That changed when he became part...

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Flashes supporting the Akron Canton Regional Food Bank on Alumni Day of Service Since the first Alumni Day of Service in 2009, Kent State University alumni and friends have united to help build homes, clean rivers and beaches, prepare meals for families, clean hospice centers, churches, shelters and historical societies, and so much more. The 2017 Kent State Alumni Day of Service, held April 29, was our biggest yet, with...

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Dr. Heinlein and Laxman Panthi 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 university’s outstanding M.B.A. program was a main reason I...

Lauren Pankiw Lauren Pankiw, '16, has solid, civic-minded goals. “I’m going to be a physician assistant, and am currently applying to various programs for my master’s degree,” Lauren said just prior to her graduation from Kent State University in December of 2016. “My goal is to work with underserved communities.” Lauren, who was a biology major...

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Watch some of the reasons why we’re undeniably distinctive – and undeniably Kent State. 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....

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Watch some of the reasons why we’re undeniably distinctive – and undeniably Kent State. 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...

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Watch some of the reasons why we’re undeniably distinctive – and undeniably Kent State. Andy and Micheal Sonderman have fond memories of their time as students at both the Trumbull and Kent campuses. That’s why they decided to make a planned gift that will benefit both. The video below explains why they hope their bequest will be an example to other alumni who are proud to be called Golden Flashes. (Ed. Note: Sadly, Micheal Sue...

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Watch some of the reasons why we’re undeniably distinctive – and undeniably Kent State.Marilyn Flower and her late husband, Don, were passionate supporters of the men’s basketball and wrestling programs at Kent State, and Marilyn loves Porthouse Theater as well. Watch this video to see how the scholarships they endowed will help students compete on the court and entertain on stage for many years to come.    

President Warren, Dr. Mildred Dixon, and Dr. Allan Boike, dean of the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine On Sept. 7 of this year, Dr. Mildred K. Dixon, D.P.M., ’44, celebrated her 100th birthday. That same day, her alma mater, the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine (KSUCPM), celebrated its 100th anniversary. As with KSUCPM, Dixon’s history is impactful. At Kent State, we empower students to break the mold and shape the world. More...