Alumna McKenzie Morgan, fashion influencer


Kent State University alumna McKenzie Morgan has been there, done that, and has seen it all from fashion to travel. Morgan began her fashion blog in high school, writing about trends and other aspects of the fashion world. Now she travels a world Styled By McKenz.

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UPAA award-winning December 2023 Commencement photo

This photo from Fall Commencement 2023 was recognized with an award from the University Photographer's Association of America.
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University News

Student Life

  • Professional development is an important part of being a successful member of the professional workforce. Learning new skills is key for students, faculty and staff. University Library has developed the Digital Scholarship Series, a collection of professional development virtual and in-person opportunities focused on the digital landscape that will help professionals and introduce training to areas that may not be covered in regular instruction and curricula.

  • Kent State University has a strong history of student activism. The university wants to ensure students can exercise their right to protest, demonstrate and march about issues that matter to them. And to do it safely.

  • The new Leadership Certificate Program at Kent State focuses on enhancing students’ intrapersonal, interpersonal, and socially just leadership skills.

    The program is a culminated experience of what the Pepsi Leadership Center offers. From workshops and annual institutes (Culture of Care Institute and Student Leadership Institute) to leadership classes for credit, the center holistically paired these with Kent State's Leadership Model and created a program that provides students with a comprehensive view of leadership. 

Kent State Works

  • Active military members are embracing online master’s degree programs in Kent State University’s College of Public Health for the flexibility and ease with which they can earn an advanced degree.

  • Zachery Pfouts’s journey to the job of his dreams looked more like a mountain trail than a straight path. Along the way, Pfouts found Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The campus’s distinctive Science and Engineering Technology Program turned out to be the key to his success.  

  • With the increase in the number of pets, the demand for veterinary care has surged. Kent State University is helping to offset the veterinary technician shortage by providing in-demand, career-ready graduates.

Recent Media

Kent State Values

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  • What started as just a tip from an archivist quickly captured the attention and imagination of a Kent State University professor and their student.

    Senior Psychology Major Alex Moir and Lauren Vachon, an assistant professor of LGBTQ studies, realized that what they were reading was a 130-year-old love letter between two women, a rare artifact of queerness from that era.

  • Hannah Fender is entering the home stretch.

    She crunched her bachelor’s degree studies into three years, packed them full of research and other activities and now she is staring down the final 10 weeks of her undergraduate college career.

  • On April 8, Northeast Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse, where the moon will completely cover the sun and reveal the corona, the sun’s atmosphere. According to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, this will be the first total eclipse in Ohio since 1806, and the next is predicted for 2099. You could say this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for the area.

Global Reach


  • Born in Lagos, Nigeria, Kent State University College of Nursing senior Chukwuemeka (Emeka) Chukwukere relocated to Cleveland, OH, when he was eight years old. Growing up he was inspired to go into the healthcare field by his parents who are licensed practical nurses.

  • Since childhood, Maria McDonald loved painting. But it wasn’t until she got to college that she saw how painting could be a career. Now, this Kent State alumna is enjoying her first solo art show in Massillon Museum’s Studio M.

  • Leah Benson's childhood dreams were filled with visions of flight. If you asked what creature she'd choose to be, she'd promptly reply, "A bird!" Her parents always encouraged her to pursue her passions, and now she's doing just that as a senior aerospace engineering student at Kent State's College of Aeronautics and Engineering (CAE). For Leah, this field combines her love for planes, space, math, and physics. Imagine her excitement upon learning that she's been selected for an internship at NASA!

Arts & Community


  • Lacrosse wasn't always a huge dream for me.

    In fact, lacrosse in my area wasn’t even accessible to young girls until my mom got people together to start up a youth program that fed into my high school. My older brother played lacrosse and I wanted to do what he did.

  • Growing up as the youngest with three older brothers, sports were always a big part of my life. And out of all the sports I played, basketball was the one that stuck with me.

  • During his time at Kent State, Saban earned three letters in football and one in baseball from 1970 to 1972. In 1973, he was a graduate assistant coach and defensive assistant for the Flashes. He was inducted into the Kent State Varsity K Hall of Fame in 2015.