Flashes of Success

Flashes of Success

Welcome to the home of University College’s Flashes of Success. Below, you will find demonstrations of how we are successfully supporting Kent State students.

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Assisting Exploratory students with confidently declaring their major is the goal of the Exploratory Program's Major Action Program (MAP).

The MAP has just been selected as the recipient of the 2021 NASPA Excellence Bronze Award in the Academic Advising, Careers, Graduate Professional Category. The program connects students with intentional action items based on their career readiness, thus informing how, what, where, and why they may explore majors that align with their strengths and career interests.

The Excellence Award recognizes and highlights innovative initiatives that relate to the programs, policies, procedures, best practices, or services. The Excellence Award application was judged on the following criteria: impact on student learning, relevance to our mission, successfully addressing students' needs and program concerns and issues (e.g. retention), collaboration with campus partners, use of innovative and creative methods/technology, application to theoretical framework, and evidence of program assessment. The award will be shared publicly during the 2021 NASPA Virtual Conference. 

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Over 325 students pre-registered for a Suit-Up event hosted by Career Exploration and Development in partnership with JCPenney.

Discounts were available to all students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Jody Patterson and Aryanna Sciranka planned the virtual shopping event and hundreds took advantage, resulting in thousands of dollars in savings on professional attire.

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Students at Kent State get expert career insight from our Senior Career Advisor Krittika Grau, who is a member of the ACPA Commission and has just been awarded the Distinguished Commission Award for 2021.

Her commission was recognized for working with the resources it had at its disposal and demonstrating distinguished leadership by providing balanced, innovative, and sustainable products, projects, and services within or across the commissions and to ACPA.  

Community Impact - Flashes of Success

March Food Distribution Event

Kent State's Football team and other Kent State students volunteered at Campus Kitchen's March food distribution in collaboration with the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank Wednesday, March 17th, at Dix Stadium.

This volunteer opportunity will continue on the third Wednesday of every month through June thanks to a food bank grant from Feeding America. Aditionally, Campus Kitchen student volunteers hold food pantries in Tri-Towers three times per week as well and support the food pantry within the Office of the Dean of Students. 

Flashes of Success last year alone!