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Kent State Helps Students Who Left College Without a Degree to Settle Their Debt and Continue Their Education
Kent State University is excited to be a part of the Ohio College Comeback Compact, an innovative program to help students who left college with debt but without a degree to continue their education. Kent State is collaborating with seven public colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio to reach out to these students and provide a path back to higher education while reducing or eliminating their debt.
Thorpe’s innovative set design adds to Kent State Trumbull’s RENT production
Kathalina (Kat) Thorpe plays many roles, including mom, graduate student and assistant, technical designer, researcher, and philanthropist. However, one persona created the happiest of moments – Worm Girl!
It was in 2020 at the Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference – when someone pointed to her and said, “You are the Worm Girl!”
And Thorpe has worked hard to be recognized for this beloved character, which has spurred a movement.
Kent State Trumbull Welcomes New Assistant Dean
Warren, OH (June 13, 2022) - Following a national search, Adil M. Wadia, Ph.D., F.G.S., of Orrville, Ohio, has been selected as the new assistant dean of Kent State University at Trumbull. Wadia most recently served as a senior lecturer of Geosciences at the University of Akron's Wayne Campus. He joins Kent State Trumbull on Monday, June 13, 2022.
‘It's been an incredible journey’
Warren, OH (May 10, 2022) - As a child, Deanne Parr dreamed of one day becoming a nurse. And while a teenage pregnancy influenced her decision to drop out of high school, this Friday night – 14 years later, and now a mother of two – her dream will come true.
Parr’s success results from a long journey. Eight years ago, she completed her GED and moved to Champion to take care of her mom, Lourie. She had started a nursing program after obtaining her GED, but she acknowledges that it was challenging while caring for her new baby, Corbyn.
Rilee Wilson wins 2022 Student Showcase!
Adding a research project can seem like too much with jobs, classes and other responsibilities. However, every year, students are up for the Student Showcase challenge, entering research projects and creative works that run the gamut. This year's submissions ranged from "Analyzing Smallpox" to "What Music Brings People to Tears."
Kent State Regional Campus System brings "OPOTA Close to Home"
The Ohio Attorney General recently announced Kent State University and its College of Applied and Technical Studies (CATS) joins four other regional partners to form "OPOTA Close to Home," a collaboration that extends the reach of Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy (OPOTA) training for Ohio's law enforcement officers.