TriO Upward Bound

Steve Harvey shares a joke with the eight scholarship recipients who will be attending Kent State this fall as Sonya Williams (far right) from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion looks on. (Photo provided by the "Steve" television show)   Steve Harvey, producer, actor, author and former Kent State University student, is paying it forward by awarding eight of Kent State’s incoming freshmen with scholarships that will cover the total cost of attendance for each student, as well as highlighting the students on a segment of his show.   Mr. Harvey’s staff arranged for the...

Steve Harvey shares a joke with the eight scholarship recipients who will be attending Kent State this fall as Sonya Williams (far right) from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion looks on. (Photo provided by the "Steve" television show) Yvette Mendoza and David Pittman are a match made at Kent State University. Mendoza is the administrative assistant in the Kent Student Center. She met Pittman through student organizations, and the two got married on campus in September. “We don’t really need anything,” Mendoza said. “At that point we decided to do a scholarship.” ...

Steve Harvey shares a joke with the eight scholarship recipients who will be attending Kent State this fall as Sonya Williams (far right) from the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion looks on. (Photo provided by the "Steve" television show) The College of Public Health is one of three academic units on Kent State’s main campus selected for involvement in the well-regarded, federally funded summer program to promote higher education among first-generation, lower-income high school students, Pre-College/TRiO Upward Bound.  Some 100 students from northeastern Ohio public high schools...