One University Commencement

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman is congratulated by fellow Kent State graduates at the One University Commencement held at Dix Stadium. He has won Super Bowls. He has received the Super Bowl MVP award. And on May 11, 2019, he achieved his latest victory: earning a college degree. A helmet and pads were replaced by a cap and gown for New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman as he finished a journey he started in 2005 at the College of San Mateo before transferring to Kent...

Kent State The Kent State University alumni family grew by 5,300 new graduates as the university held its spring commencement ceremonies.  The Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony took place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. This ceremony...

A Kent State University graduate, who is serving as a gonfalon bearer, waits to enter Dix Stadium for the university’s 2018 One University Commencement. The Kent State University alumni family will grow by 5,300 new graduates as the university holds its spring commencement ceremonies.  The Advanced Degree Commencement Ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 10, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center) on the Kent Campus. This...

School of Communication Studies alumnus Nicholas Peters waves to his parents as he walks across the stage at graduation. (photo by University Communications and Marketing) “I’m Batman!” Those were Michael Keaton’s final words during his Spring 2018 graduation ceremony address at a packed Dix Stadium on May 12. Not only did the Oscar-nominated actor impart wisdom as the university’s commencement speaker, but he also joined more than 3,000 graduates in wearing their caps and gowns as he received an honorary...

Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton addresses graduates, administrators, families and friends during Kent State’s 2018 One University Commencement at Dix Stadium. Take chances. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Seek your authentic self. Those were the messages that actor Michael Keaton shared with Kent State University graduates taking part in the One University Commencement on Saturday, May 12. Mr. Keaton, an Academy Award-nominated actor and Kent State alumnus, delivered the address at Dix Stadium before...

A Kent State graduate indicates to his family, seated in the stands at Dix Stadium, that he has located his name in the 2018 One University Commencement program while waiting for the ceremony to begin. Michael Keaton was multitasking during his upcoming return to Kent State University. Not only did the Oscar-nominated actor impart wisdom as the university’s commencement speaker, but he also joined more than 3,000 graduates on May 12 at Dix Stadium in wearing their caps and gowns as Mr. Keaton received an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane...