Kent State Works

Corey Head of SkyQuest, center, with other KSU alumna and employees

As founder and owner of Sky Quest aircraft management and charter company, Corey Head, ’98, knows that hiring other Kent State graduates is a wise investment in the future. Of the 75 employees on his staff, roughly half are Kent State graduates.  

Kent State graduate Moe Duffy at her workplace, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

When it came time to pick a college, Moe Duffy knew two things for certain: she wanted to work with animals and she wanted to stay in Ohio. Kent State gave her both. 

Kent State alum Jessica Clonch is a naturalist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources at Pymatuning State Park.

Since childhood Kent State alum Jessica Clonch has wanted to combine her love of the outdoors with her career. Now, to her delight, she’s living the dream.

Nick Belluardo, 2015 Kent State alum, co-owns four aviation businesses and teaches at the university part-time

Nicholas Belluardo is a part-time faculty member at Kent State and the co-owner of four aviation businesses.

a photo of Judge Kani H. Hightower

Summit County Domestic Relations Court Judge Kani H. Hightower is on a mission to make the justice system in Summit County, Ohio, more accessible for underprivileged and underrepresented citizens. Whether it’s related to transportation challenges or helping them sort through the red tape of documentation, Hightower, a Kent State University graduate, is creating solutions to streamline the process for Summit County residents.

Kent State President Todd Diacon, right, and Joe Diorio, Portage County Health Commissioner, unveil the Mobile Flashes Wellness Unit on April 4, 2024.

The brightly colored blue and gold Mobile Flashes Wellness Unit from Kent State University’s College of Public Health will be hitting the streets to help bring public health services to the people of northeast Ohio.

21 WFJM TV Anchors and Kent State alumnus Madison Tromler and Erin Simonek

Simonek and Tromler sat down with Kent State Today to talk about their experiences in the university’s journalism program and how it prepared them to hit the ground running within the first week on the job at 21 WFMJ-TV.

Students observing drone

Kent State University has been selected as one of thirty-two schools nationwide to receive a significant grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) aimed at fostering the development of the future workforce in the aviation industry. This $419,708 grant is earmarked for an initiative aimed at bolstering the workforce for aircraft pilots and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operators in Northeast Ohio.

Kent State is expanding the opportunity for students to obtain addictions counseling certification.

Kent State University’s College of Public Health has taken steps to put more addiction counselors to work in Ohio.  


Incoming PBS Western Reserve CEO and Kent alumna Natalie Pillsbury

Natalie Pillsbury, who earned both a bachelor’s degree in 2007 and a Master of Public Administration in 2023 from Kent State University, will begin her new role on March 20.