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George R. Newkome, Ph.D., a two-time Kent State University alumnus, smiles with Kent State President Beverly J. Warren. George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Newkome is a two-time Kent State alumnus. “George and Mary Jane both have a passion and desire to advance scientific discovery,” said...

Bill and Trudy Ausfahl, Brooke Clucas and Kyle Anderson “That’s the only way we get ahead, all of us – if those of us that can, provide for those who can’t.” Impactful words from William (Bill) Ausfahl. Bill and his wife, Trudy Ausfahl, ’62, know about giving back. Supportive of many causes that inspire them, several years ago Trudy made the decision to endow three Kent State University...

Kent State wrestler, Lane Hinkle, competing on the mat for the Flashes As a wrestler for Kent State University, Lane Hinkle knows how important hard work and a positive attitude is to success as a student and as an athlete. A sophomore majoring in Health and Physical Education, Lane’s dream is to teach at the high school level and to coach wrestling. It’s a dream he might have had to forego if not for the...

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Deborah and Bill Asbury In 1964, when he was a player on Kent State’s football team, Bill Asbury suddenly collapsed during a practice run. Rushed to a local hospital, he was diagnosed with acute renal failure, and doctors worked diligently to save his life. Bill survived, and his teammates, coaches and friends helped him through a tough five-week recovery. His family...

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Davina Gosnell, center When Davina Gosnell first came to Kent State University in 1979, she planned to only stay for a few years to work with the founding dean of the nursing program, Linnea Henderson, whom she greatly admired. But the best laid plans do change, and Davina ended up as a faculty member at Kent State for 25 years, eventually being named dean of the...

Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D., and her husband, G. Phillip Cartwright, Ph.D., accept an award at the Founders Gala held in November 2017 in the Kent Student Center Ballroom. Kent State University President Emerita Carol Cartwright, Ph.D., and her husband, G. Phillip Cartwright, Ph.D., have made a $1 million estate gift that will create scholarships at Kent State to support students who wish to engage in the arts. The Cartwright Family Fund for Opportunities in the Arts is an unrestricted endowment that will enable...

GT Header Kent State University’s Giving Tuesday 2017 doubled the 2016 campaign – hitting more than $1 million just before midnight on Tuesday, Nov. 28. The single largest gift of the day was a $100,000 donation to the Fashion School Study Away Fund. From multiple student study abroad scholarships to research opportunities and poetry programs, there were...

Risman On Nov. 1, 2017, Kent State University kicked off it’s 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign. Traditionally, Giving Tuesday is an international day of giving that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, however, Kent State is taking it one step further, making it a month-long event, providing people with a larger timeframe to be able to give,...

Sally and Cathy Cahur, Ryan Miles, Prof Jerry Wong “Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Anderson Growing up in Cleveland, sisters Sally, Nancy, Cathy and Phyllis were encouraged to “speak” the language of music by their mother, who was an accompanist and singer for the Polish Club Chorus. She gave her daughters lessons in the hope of passing on to them a passion for music....

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Donor Mac McFarland and his scholarship recipient Brendan Evans   Lellan “Mac” McFarland has had a love affair with airplanes and aviation for most of his life. He joined the Air Force right after high school in 1955, and served as a crew chief on F-86 Sabre jets for four years, before joining Warner Swazey as a machinist. Over many subsequent years, Mac went on to college and earned a B.S. in...