Kaleigh McGreal downtown Kent

Fashion design major Kaleigh McGreal has been sharing her story with Kent State Today through her final two semesters at Kent State in our "Year with a Flash" series. Most recently, as she prepared for graduation, McGreal shared her thoughts about her journey with an inspiring message for other Kent State students. 

Anthony Claytor raises his diploma during his Commencement ceremony at Kent State University.

In 2020, Kent State University President Todd Diacon announced to a group of high school juniors and their families that Kent State would cover four years of tuition costs and one year of room and board. Now, for the LeBron James Family Foundation’s first I PROMISE class, the hard work these students had put in since third grade is paying off. 

Kent State Graduate Yun "Mi Mi" Khaing

As a young refugee, Yun "Mi Mi" Khaing, a recent Kent State University graduate, has not only overcome significant challenges during her time in the United States, but she’s also helping others in similar circumstances.

Medhin Dollebo, Ph.D., visiting Scholar at Risk from Ethiopia.

Speaking out against government corruption and ethnic killings in his home country of Ethiopia made Medhin Dollebo, Ph.D., the target of constant threats and harassment. 

1st Lt. Ashley White

Kent State alumna 1st Lt. Ashley White has left behind a far-reaching legacy for her trailblazing military service.

Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship
Flash Friday: Juliana Buonaiuto

Meet recent marketing graduate and Kent State University Student Body President, Juliana Buonaiuto. Originally from Long Island, New York, Buonaiuto came to Kent State to study marketing because of her love for the industry.  

Raiful Hasan, Ph.D., is finishing his first year as an assistant professor of computer science at Kent State University.

Freshman year can be a little stressful, even for a faculty member. But Raiful Hasan, Ph.D., who just completed his first year as an assistant professor of computer science at Kent State University, is feeling content and excited for the next academic year.

Senior Hannah Fender graduates.

As a high school senior just three years ago, Hannah Fender was not overly excited about attending Kent State University. Now, she loves it so much, she’s staying for graduate school.

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Aj taking photos

Meet A.J. Scilla, a junior public relations major with a passion for sports photography. Originally from Mars, Pennsylvania, Scilla currently resides in Savannah, Georgia, working for the Savannah Bananas.  

Chief Dean Tondiglia retires after 43 years on Kent State Police Department.

Kent State University Police Chief and Director of Public Safety Dean Tondiglia wasn’t legally old enough to be a police officer when he was hired by the Kent State Police Department.