FLASHES OF BRILLIANCE
From military to campus life, soon-to-be graduate finds passion in service
Warren, OH (May 13, 2021) - When Richard Lehman Jr. joined the Army in 2010, he planned to make it a career. One night changed those plans when he was loading 30 mm ammunition onto an AH-64D Apache Longbow helicopter. However, as is sometimes true, when one door closes, another one opens.
Lehman was stationed at Ft Campbell, Kentucky and deployed to Afghanistan twice in 2011 and then again in 2014.
Nursing student Chelsey Palmer earns “Scholar of the Year” award
WARREN, OH (May 10, 2021) - Kent State University at Trumbull’s Chelsey Palmer, a soon-to-be graduating nursing student, was recently named one of two “Scholars of the Year” by the Eastern Ohio Area Health Education Center (AHEC).
Palmer and Youngstown State University student Jake Weber earned the award which recognizes students who are exceptional in their approach, level of engagement, and connecting theory with practice while in the AHEC’s Scholars Program. It also considers the participant’s level of mentorship.
Nursing student Jasmine Hickey earns regional recognition
Kent State University at Trumbull graduating senior Jasmine Hickey recently earned regional recognition with an Outstanding Paper and Creative Work award. The 2021 Mid-East Honors Association (MEHA) conference included more than 20 colleges and universities representing Ohio, Indiana, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
It Starts with You, May 4!
On the heels of a year plagued by a global pandemic, a combative presidential election, rising violence in the form of mass shootings, and an increased awareness of social inequities and injustice, Kent State Trumbull senior English student Valerie Dalrymple decided to do something positive. In January she began planning “It Starts with You: Promoting Peace and Civil Discourse in Our Lives.”
The free and virtual event will be held on Tuesday, May 4, from 2-5 pm. Dalrymple chose May 4 because of its historical context for Kent State University.
Kent State Trumbull adds Mindfulness Walk
(Warren, OH) Most would agree the last year has been stressful. Uncertainty of the future and physical, emotional, and financial threats have become the norm. College students are experiencing additional disruptions with online classes and restricted activities.
To ensure its students are not only coping, but succeeding, Kent State University at Trumbull is building on its mindfulness initiatives heading into this fall.
Spirit of the Chamber Award
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber presented Kent State University at Trumbull, along with Eastern Gateway Community College and Youngstown State University, Spirit of the Chamber awards at its annual meeting on March 17.
Kent State to Hold Virtual May 4 Commemoration, Honor Wounded Students
In keeping with the commitment to honor and remember the events of May 4, 1970, Kent State University will hold a virtual May 4 51st Commemoration this year. The virtual commemoration will feature a video premiering at noon on Tuesday, May 4, that focuses on the nine wounded students: Alan Canfora, John Cleary, Thomas Grace, Dean Kahler, Joseph Lewis, Donald Mackenzie, James Russell, Robert Stamps and Douglas Wrentmore.
The Auxiliary at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital recently donated $25,000 to Kent State University at Trumbull’s Nursing program. The gift will establish a new scholarship endowment that will provide support to nursing students from Trumbull and Mahoning Counties. The volunteer organization was established in 2017. It supports health and wellness initiatives within the local community. Proceeds from The Gift Shop at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital made the donation possible.