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After having been nominated for this prestigious honor three previous times, Jamie McCartney could not believe she won. The associate professor in the School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences and the Program Coordinator for the American Sign Language / English Interpreting program was rewarded with a 2021 Outstanding Teaching Award (OTA) this year for her compassion and commitment to helping students succeed.
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Kent State will hold its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, to celebrate King’s life and legacy. Award-winning documentary filmmaker Dawn Porter will serve as this year’s keynote speaker. The virtual program is free and open to the public.
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Kent State’s Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship offers one of the nation's most outstanding online MBA programs, according to The Princeton Review®. The education services company profiles the College in its list, Top 50 Online MBA Programs for 2022 ranking.
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The American Association of University Women has awarded a 2021-22 International Fellowship to Racheal Mukisa, a Ugandan native, who is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in computer science in the College of Arts and Sciences at Kent State. With an aim to tackle barriers women face in education, recipients of this prestigious award, like Mukisa, pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. The International Fellowship is for women who are pursuing full-time graduate or postdoctoral study in the United States, but who are not U.S. citizens.
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Julie Cremeans-Smith's, Ph.D., passion for educating isn’t new. The professor of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University at Stark said she’s wanted to be a teacher since she was young. Her dreams came true and glowing nominations sent by students and faculty members earned Cremeans-Smith a 2021 Distinguished Teaching Award. This award is sponsored by the Kent State University Alumni Association and is presented to three faculty members annually.

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