Student Life

Every other Tuesday, student volunteers from the Campus Kitchen at Kent State University prepare dinner for the residents of the Kentway Apartment Complex, a government-subsidized housing complex on East Summit Street in Kent. At 5 p.m. residents gather in the dining hall and volunteers serve the meal which is prepared from food donated by Trader Joe’s.

Kent State students Caitlin Seifert, Emelia Sherin and Danielle Vivcharenko were three of 22 women who competed for the crown in the Miss Ohio 2019 Pageant.

Phillip Grant, Jr. grew up in Kent, Ohio, and attends Kent State University as a broadcast journalism major. Considering he has spent the majority of his life in the Tree City, Mr. Grant is the perfect tour guide for WKYC's Danielle Wiggins. Watch as Mr. Grant shows Ms. Wiggins all the town has to offer. 

Kenzie Alge, a Kent State University certified flight instructor and 2019 graduate, and Alex Johnson, a Kent State junior flight technology student, make up the Kent State team competing in the 2019 Air Race Classic that starts June 18 in Jackson, Tennessee. 

A Warren, Ohio, teen who beat rare cancer plans for his future at Kent State University. 

An interdisciplinary team of Kent State students took second place nationwide for their efforts in creating a marketing campaign to reinvent the car buying process for Millennials and Gen Z.

The competition, Effie Collegiate, is modeled after the professional competition of the same name, calling on the next generation’s advertising, marketing, design and communication students to work on real world business challenges. Subaru served as the client, sponsoring this year’s challenge, and hundreds of teams responded.

Every graduation is full of stories of hard work, perseverance and friendship. Some of those stories go back to a first day of class or the first day on campus. But a few Kent State friendships started on the first day of kindergarten -- or even before – and have been blossoming since.

Throughout her time at Kent State University, Ya'el Courtney completed a Senior Honors Thesis/Project, authored several published peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at several national and international conferences. As she continues her education at Harvard University, she intends to conduct a significant amount of research focusing on psychiatric diseases. 

A 2016 Howland High School graduate received a scholarship and internship from a generous alumna.

Kaycee Marshall, a 2019 Fashion Design major, created a line of formalwear for women in wheelchairs.