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Alan Canfora A scholarship to honor Alan Canfora has been created to honor his life and legacy by supporting future Kent State students. Canfora, 71, died Dec. 20 following a short illness.  Canfora, ’72, MLS ’80, was one of nine students wounded by Ohio National Guard soldiers who opened fire on May 4, 1970 during a peaceful demonstration on the Kent...

Alan Canfora A scholarship to honor Alan Canfora has been created to honor his life and legacy by supporting future Kent State students. Canfora, 71, died Dec. 20 following a short illness. Canfora, ’72, MLS ’80, was one of nine students wounded by Ohio National Guard soldiers who opened fire on May 4, 1970, during a...

2018 Firestone Immersive Summer Camp Kent State University and Akron-area foundations have partnered to support students in the Greater Akron community in a time of dire need through a collaboration that prioritizes positive regional impact and improving lives through education.  Six Akron-area foundations provided support in an effort to assist Kent State students from the Greater...

Kent State’s Giving Tuesday 2020 raised more than $2.2 million to support students as they endeavor to earn their degrees.  For the last five years, Kent State University has ushered in the season of giving with its month-long Giving Tuesday philanthropic campaign. “Giving back” is a main tenet of the Golden Flashes global community, and members demonstrated that belief in another unprecedented swell of support. The Giving Tuesday 2020 campaign shattered previous...

Giving Tuesday Results For the last five years, Kent State University has ushered in the season of giving with its monthlong Giving Tuesday philanthropic campaign. “Giving back” is a main tenet of the Golden Flashes global community, and members demonstrated that belief in another unprecedented swell of support. The Giving Tuesday 2020 campaign shattered previous...

Kent State’s Giving Tuesday campaign raises funds to keep students on track to graduation, like the students pictured here who are safely participating in their class while adhering to the university’s COVID-19 guidelines. Kent State University launched its month-long celebration of philanthropy, Giving Tuesday, on Nov. 9 and highlighted a fundamental belief within the Golden Flash community: “Flashes Take Care of Flashes.” This caring approach has been a cornerstone in uniting both current and past Flashes in efforts to support each other through trying times....

Graphic for Kent State Alumni Awards Kent State University is proud to announce its 2020 Alumni Award recipients. Recipients are chosen based on their exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State. Sponsored by the alumni association, the Alumni Awards are the university’s most prestigious honors given to alumni. “We were once again...

Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement

Dee Dee Miller “Dee Dee was the ultimate caregiver throughout her life,” recalls her husband, Bill Miller. “She spent her entire life helping others with medical issues and a myriad of life concerns.” Her service to others is one of the reasons Bill and his family, following Dee Dee’s passing in January 2020, wanted to start a scholarship at Kent State...

A student uses a computer. We all know the world has changed, perhaps forever. The overall lesson of the COVID- 19 pandemic is that we need a public health workforce, prepared at all levels, to monitor the world for emerging infectious diseases, to prevent the spread of highly contagious diseases, to develop new treatments and vaccines, and to invent novel approaches never...

Kent Campus Kent State University was recently notified of a security breach at one of our vendors, Blackbaud. Because your privacy and that of our alumni, donors, students, faculty, and staff is very important to us, we felt it necessary to make you aware of this issue, even though it is not KSU’s breach. Blackbaud, which works with many nonprofits to...

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