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Success Story

Kent State University senior Ashley Foster has known since third grade that she wanted a career as a chef.

The 20-year-old hospitality management major got a little closer to her dream over the summer when she spent a week training with celebrity chef Cat Cora at the chef’s headquarters in Santa Barbara, California.

The Kent State University fight song blared down Main Street, the city of Kent was flooded with blue and gold, alumni and friends gathered and reminisced about their Kent State days, fans packed the stadium to cheer on their beloved Golden Flashes, and the entire campus boomed with Kent State pride.

 

Celeste Dawson had made up her mind. She was not going to attend college and that was her final decision. 

Her story could have ended there, but the support of her parents and a program at Kent State University opened up a new chapter in her life – one filled with opportunities she never imagined.

In a class by itself, Kent State University is the only public university in Northeast Ohio to be ranked in the top tier of the Best National Universities list released by U.S. News & World Report.

Kent State was flat out dominant in a 54-14 victory over Howard University Saturday in its 2018 home opener at Dix Stadium. Behind six rushing touchdowns, the Golden Flashes out-gained the Bison on the ground 355-65.

A Kent State University tradition for 37 years, the annual Black Squirrel Festival will take place Friday, Sept. 7, from noon-5 p.m. on the Student Green and Risman Plaza. The Black Squirrel Festival, which is hosted by the Flash Activities Board, attracts more than 3,000 students, faculty and staff, as well as members of the Kent community. 

Students connect with resources and opportunities available to them.

KSU Kickoff, Kent State University’s four-day new student orientation, will take place from Aug. 19-22. Students can select from more than 50 different events from Sunday to Wednesday. KSU Kickoff helps students transition into the university community and learn about academic and social opportunities at Kent State.

The Kent State University alumni network again grew its ranks this summer as more than a thousand Golden Flashes got their degrees. Kent State University held its Summer 2018 Commencement ceremonies for the Kent Campus on Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center (MAC Center). The Kent Campus conferred 1,325 degrees.

An inclusive campus acknowledges and respects diversity, and offers a welcoming environment for all community members regardless of their differences.

Kent State University’s School of Fashion Design and Merchandising is once again ranked high among the nation’s elite, according to Fashion-schools.org.

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