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Sarah Shendy, ’06, Director, Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment In 2020, Sarah Shendy, ’06, became the first Director, Ohio Office of Law Enforcement Recruitment. Sarah worked hard to achieve this prestigious position, but had it not been for Kent State University, she may have never gone into law enforcement. “After I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in justice studies, (now former) Kent State...

Nursing Students Check Students in at Fieldhouse Testing Event In the course Community Health Nursing, Taryn Burhanna’s students are required to complete 60 clinical hours and eight laboratory simulation hours. Burhanna, MSN, APRN, NP-C, community health nursing coordinator, wanted to ensure students in this course could get their hours and gain real-life experience by tapping into coronavirus relief efforts...

Kent State students performing in Thai Ensemble Kent, OH — Kent State University's Thai Ensemble, one of only three in the United States academic system, has continued to learn and practice Thai classical music through the COVID-19 pandemic. Housed in Kent State's Glauser School of Music and led by Assistant Professor Priwan Nanongkham, Ph.D., the ensemble was recently featured in a piece by...

Alan Canfora A scholarship to honor Alan Canfora has been created to honor his life and legacy by supporting future Kent State students. Canfora, 71, died Dec. 20 following a short illness.  Canfora, ’72, MLS ’80, was one of nine students wounded by Ohio National Guard soldiers who opened fire on May 4, 1970 during a peaceful demonstration on the Kent...

Alan Canfora A scholarship to honor Alan Canfora has been created to honor his life and legacy by supporting future Kent State students. Canfora, 71, died Dec. 20 following a short illness. Canfora, ’72, MLS ’80, was one of nine students wounded by Ohio National Guard soldiers who opened fire on May 4, 1970, during a...

Henderson Hall on a snowy day As the year draws to an end, Kent State University College of Nursing would like to express its gratitude to the following donors for their generous gifts. Through their support, our faculty and students will have the opportunity to expand their research interests, attend leadership conferences and receive financial support.   Dr. James L. Raper...

Various nursing students wearing personal protective equipment while practicing skills in the nursing lab at Henderson Hall on the Kent campus. This year during our Giving Tuesday Campaign from November 9 through December 1, the College of Nursing community rallied together to help raise over $10,000 in support for the Race into Finals Emergency Fund. This featured Giving Tuesday fund was created several years ago to provide emergency financial support to struggling students in an effort...

A student walking behind Henderson Hall during the fall semester. Both the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in nursing, established in the 1960s, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP), initiated in the early 2000s, provide doctoral degree programs allowing graduates to address the needs of patients and improve the constantly changing healthcare system. However, the divergent focus of the two programs—research...

Two nurse scientists discuss their findings. Kent State University’s College of Nursing will welcome its first nursing cohort into the revised Ph.D. in Nursing program in the fall 2021 semester. The newly developed, state-of-the-science curriculum was thoughtfully constructed to prepare students to address emerging areas of nursing science by gaining essential knowledge in areas such as...

Kent State University College of Nursing lecturer Tracy M. Dodson, MSN, RN, was virtually recognized on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, as the 2020 DAISY Faculty Award recipient. Kent State University College of Nursing lecturer Tracy M. Dodson, MSN, RN, was virtually recognized on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, as the 2020 DAISY Faculty Award recipient. Honorable Mentions were also awarded to Kent campus faculty members Debra K. Cifani, DNP, RN, associate professor, and Sarah Bixler, MSN, RN, lecturer. Described as...