Success Story

A Kent State University student proudly displays an award certificate during the university’s Lavender Graduation ceremony, which honors the achievements of graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and ally students. An inclusive campus acknowledges and respects diversity, and offers a welcoming environment for all community members regardless of their differences. Kent State University is making strides in creating a more inclusive campus and the university’s efforts are being recognized nationally. Kent State has been ranked 4.5 out of 5 on the Campus...

Kent State University students model original designs created by Fashion School students during the school’s 2018 spring fashion show. 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. For fashion design, the school has been rated No. 4 nationally (top 3 percent of schools considered), No. 2 nationally among public schools and colleges (top 3 percent of schools...

James Tyner Their remarkable work takes place in studios, classrooms, laboratories and outdoors. They have been published in prestigious journals, authored books and received significant research grants. Now, they add a new honor to their list of notable achievements. Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 13 Kent State faculty...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren presented 13 Kent State faculty members with the 2018 President’s Faculty Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional performance that leads to the achievement of national or international recognition. Their remarkable work takes place in studios, classrooms, laboratories and outdoors. They have been published in prestigious journals, authored books and received significant research grants. Now, they add a new honor to their list of notable achievements. Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 13 Kent State faculty...

Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren presented 13 Kent State faculty members with the 2018 President’s Faculty Excellence Award, which recognizes exceptional performance that leads to the achievement of national or international recognition. Their remarkable work takes place in studios, classrooms, laboratories and outdoors. They have been published in prestigious journals, authored books and received significant research grants. Now, they add a new honor to their list of notable achievements. Kent State University President Beverly J. Warren recently presented 13 Kent State faculty...

Firestone Community Learning Center student learns to operate a video camera during a class in Franklin Hall in the Kent State University College of Communication and Information. A group of sophomores from Firestone Community Learning Center in Akron  spent a week at Kent State University exploring university programs and learning more about college and careers. About the Program The program is part of Kent State’s new partnership with Akron Public Schools, in which three new college and career academies at Firestone...

Students gathered around a table With a shared mission to help the youth in Akron earn a life-changing education, Kent State University has teamed up with the LeBron James Family Foundation (LJFF) to provide LJFF’s I PROMISE students with increased resources to help prepare them for college and beyond. As part of this long-term partnership, Kent State has committed to providing...

College of Architecture and Environmental Design A green roof, a geothermal heating and cooling system that is 300 percent more efficient than standard systems, and a 15,000-gallon gray tank that recycles rainwater for irrigation and flushing bathroom fixtures. These are just a few of the sustainability features that helped Kent State University’s Center for Architecture and Environmental...

George R. Newkome, Ph.D., a two-time Kent State University alumnus, smiles with Kent State President Beverly J. Warren. George R. Newkome, Ph.D., and his wife, Mary Jane Saunders, Ph.D., have pledged $1 million to fund a first-ever professorship in materials science in Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Newkome is a two-time Kent State alumnus. “George and Mary Jane both have a passion and desire to advance scientific discovery,” said...

Woman standing in front of the Taj Mahal Mariah Gray did not waste any time. When she was asked to share a weekend experience, she knew exactly what to say. “I went to an Indian festival with my roommate,” she said with a smile to a room of Kent State University Student Ambassadors. “It was an ancient tradition that was totally outside of my culture. I dressed the part, ate the...