Student Life

Kent State University Arch at the Entrance Phillip Grant Jr., a Kent State University honors student and Kent native, recently served as a tour guide for WKYC’s Danielle Wiggins as she explored all that the Tree City has to offer as part of WKYC’s Unzipped Series.   The series highlights the unique features of the cities and locations throughout Northeast Ohio region.   Mr. Grant, 22,...

Kenzie Alge and Alex Johnson   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. The team will fly a Cessna 172 S Model using Garmin navigation. ...

Tanner Noble celebrates his high school graduation with his family. A teen from Trumbull County, Ohio, who beat stage 4 medullary thyroid cancer was not expected to live, let alone graduate high school.   But Warren, Ohio, resident Tanner Noble beat the odds and walked in cap and gown to receive his diploma from LaBrae High School after spending his entire high school career battling the disease.    He plans...

Kent State students Noah Lewchenko and Ashley Heilman presented an integrated marketing campaign at Subaru 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,...

Lasting Friendships From Kindergarten to Kent State Graduation 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 University friendships started on the first day of kindergarten – or even before – and have been blossoming since. This is the story of two pairs of recent Kent...

Ya Recent Kent State University graduate Ya’el Courtney will be furthering her education in neuroscience this fall at one of the country’s most prestigious academic institutions: Harvard University. Ms. Courtney has had an impressive undergraduate college experience at Kent State, completing extensive research in her field while excelling in her...

Kayliegh Crumb and Elizabeth Bartz Being in the right place at the right time couldn't be truer for Howland High School graduate Kayliegh Crumb.  Ms. Crumb, a broadcast journalism major, recently completed her third year at Kent State and an internship at State and Federal Communications, located in Akron, Ohio.  The internship came about from a scholarship she earned in 2016...

Kaycee Marshall, center, and her models show off the collection of formal wear she created for women in wheelchairs. Recent Kent State University graduate Kaycee Marshall was featured on “Today with Hoda & Jenna,” the fourth hour of the NBC morning show on May 31. Ms. Marshall graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design on May 12. The Indiana native was born with sacral agenesis and scoliosis and has been confined to a wheelchair her entire...

Megan Conrad (fifth from left) is recognized at a Kent State basketball game. She is joined by her family along with representatives from Kent State’s administration, College of Business Administration, PNC and Flash, the mascot. 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 Spring 2019 PNC Achievers! Megan Conrad, Senior, Marketing Major Megan Conrad has a saying: You get out what you...

Kent State University students wearing their rainbow graduation stoles smile during the university’s 2019 One University Commencement. A national organization has recognized Kent State University with a perfect overall score for the university’s efforts to create a more inclusive campus and welcoming environment for all. Kent State has received a 5.0 out of 5.0 score on the Campus Pride Index, the premier national benchmarking tool for creating safer and more LGBTQ-friendly...