Student Life

PNC Bank recognizes Kent State student Hunter Brancifort (fifth from left), who is joined by her family along with representatives from Kent State’s administration, Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and the College of Business Administration. Each semester, PNC recognizes two outstanding Kent State University students as PNC Achievers. These students exemplify excellence in the classroom, in the community, and in student leadership and development. Congratulations to the Fall 2018 PNC Achievers! Hunter Brancifort, Senior, Finance Major Pass Hunter Brancifort on campus and on most days...

Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine student Kristen Brett, right, is elected president of APMSA. Kristen Brett, a fourth year student in Kent State University's College of Podiatric Medicine, has been elected president of the American Podiatric Medical Students' Association (APMSA). Ms. Brett attended the 2019 APMSA House of Delegates meeting in Nashville, Tennessee in February, along with 140 podiatric medical students from around the...

Kent State nursing student Christina Hansen hopes to begin her career in Northeast Ohio Kent State University nursing major Christina Hansen grew up just outside of Cleveland in Mentor, Ohio, so the idea of remaining in northeast Ohio after graduation has always appealed to her. The 2016 graduate of Lake Catholic High School said she likes the idea of staying close to family, and figured she would remain in the area, at least until...

Taylor Stull, SNA officer; Bill, Wellness Center member; Valerie Salyers, SNA president; Matt, Wellness Center member; Alice Colwell, professor, and SNA advisor; and Bob, Wellness Center member. Nursing students at Kent State Trumbull are putting their best foot forward, hoping to promote healthy lifestyles in the Mahoning Valley. Members of Kent State Trumbull’s Student Nurses Association (SNA) recently launched the ”Walk and Talk with a Nurse” program at the Niles Wellness Center. From 9-11 a.m. on the second and fourth Monday of...

Brooke Owens Fellows Sydney Bihn is on track to be the first female graduate of Kent State University’s aerospace engineering program, and now, she has been selected as one of only 38 women to be a Brooke Owens Fellow. Ms. Bihn’s award also brings recognition to Kent State as new institutional member of the “Brookie Family.” Created to honor the legacy of space...

Erica Dovin Shares a Laugh With a Patient In Honduras: Photo Courtesy of Delta Zeta Many people travel for relaxation, some travel for work, but Erica Dovin traveled to help give the gift of hearing to impaired children. Ms. Dovin, a sophomore speech pathology and audiology major, received a rare opportunity to travel to Honduras to provide much needed assistance while gaining valuable experience at the same time. Ms. Dovin was...

Symone Baskerville Poses in Kent Fabrics During the Grand Opening Fashion design student Symone Baskerville has worked hard to bring her dream of a high-end fabrics store to downtown Kent. Now, that dream has become a reality with the opening of Kent Fabrics. When Ms. Baskerville came from Chicago to Kent State to study fashion design, she realized that living so far from home was not nearly as difficult a...

Kent State Trumbull eSports Team Thunderbirds The Thunderbirds kicked off their eSports season this month. The team wants you to know the sport is just like any other collegiate sport.   Coach Mike Pozega told WKBN if you are against video games, you should see the social skills the students learn while preparing for their matches. “If you really watch the way they develop as a group to...

ASM undergrad fellow Gerbig and Dr. Smith test for Staphylococcus in the lab City rats are unlikely to be on anyone's list of favorite animals, but researching exactly how they are problematic for public health provided a unique opportunity this past summer for Gracen Gerbig, Kent State junior majoring in Cellular and Molecular Biology. Ms. Gerbig's summer research was supported by an Undergraduate Research Fellowship award...

Pacifique Niyonzima Pacifique Niyonzima lost most of his family during the 1994 Rwandan genocide. Now he is earning a graduate degree in higher education administration at Kent State so he can give back to his native country. This pursuit of education helped Rwandan genocide survivor Niyonzima find family and focus in America. Now, this Kent State grad student's...