For the Future Campaign Launches

You can break the mold and help shape the future for Kent State University at Tuscarawas students this fall! Join the Tuscarawas County University Foundation as it launches the 2016 For the Future annual campaign to benefit local Kent State Tuscarawas students.

The campaign will kick off at Kent State Tuscarawas in the Academic Learning Commons Oct. 19 with an open house and luncheon for the campus community and business and civic leaders from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.  Brief remarks will be made at 12:30 p.m.

As part of the public fund drive, the Foundation will have a special business campaign.  The corporate campaign leadership includes Nichole Zesiger of the First National Bank of Dennison and Mike Davis of Adventure Harley Davidson.  Other community volunteers serving as Blue and Gold Ambassadors include:  Doug Bambeck, Investment Partners; Diane Lautenschleger, Tuscarawas County Convention & Visitors Bureau; Milo Miller, The Budget; Rodney Sommers, Novogradac & Company; Michael Roberts, WJER Radio; Kiley Kendall, Edward Jones; Amy Brandon, Boltaron; Matthew Ferris, Ferris Financial, LLC; Jillian Armstrong, Day Ketterer; and Alyssa Waller, The Commercial & Savings Bank.

The event will included brief presentations by Dr. Bradley Bielski, dean and chief administrative officer, and campaign leaders, as well as a video testimonial by Miranda Immel, an early childhood education major.

According to Bielski, “We are pleased to have students such as Miranda who are so dedicated to their educations and futures; they are going to impact the world!  We encourage the community to be part of that journey and support the Foundation’s annual fund to assist us in providing essential scholarships and modern campus learning resources.”

The Foundation was created in 1968 to sustain and advance a high standard of education and excellence at Kent State Tuscarawas.  Funds raised through the campaign are used for student scholarships and student initiatives, as well as providing excellent educational facilities and equipment.

“We are asking the community to help us support our hardworking students by making a gift to our For the Future Founders Fund benefiting student scholarships and student success,” said Chad Conrad, director of advancement. “Students like Miranda Immel are an excellent example of the types of students who receive vital scholarships through our campus’ Tuscarawas County University Foundation.”

Donations to the Tuscarawas County University Foundation in support of Kent State Tuscarawas can be sent to Tuscarawas County University Foundation, 330 University DR. NE, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or online at  For more information, contact Conrad at 330.308.7445 or by email at

POSTED: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 9:50am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 2:27pm