Flash Friday: Penelope Cervantes

Meet Penelope Cervantes, a senior biology major with a Spanish minor from Toledo, Ohio. With a passion for science, Cervantes’s choice to study biology was easy.

Freda Robinson

Freda Robinson is proof that a college degree is worth the journey – at any age and for as long as it takes.

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Flash Friday Nashya Poole

Meet Nashya Poole, a junior business management major with a minor in entrepreneurship from Cleveland, Ohio, who has made the most of her time at Kent State University through leadership roles and student organizations.  

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Leah Benson

This Flash Friday we want you to meet Leah Benson, a senior aerospace engineering major from Hermitage, Pennsylvania.

Cassandra Pegg-Kirby, director of Kent State's Women's Center.

Despite her multitude of duties as a director of Kent State University’s Women’s Center, Cassandra Pegg-Kirby remains focused on one key mission: Keeping the center open and relevant. “Women’s centers are not always thought of as necessary since women are in the majority now,” she said.

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As a spouse, a mother and a member of Kent State's LGBTQ+ community, Meghan Schwind shares her thoughts for Women's History Month on challenges women face and her hopes for rising generations of women.

President Todd Diacon and junior women's basketball player Bianca Juzzo celebrate the team's MAC championship.

Women's Basketball player from Brazil, Bianca Juzzo, finds much to celebrate during her first year as a Golden Flash.

Flash Friday: Juliana Buonaiuto

This Friday, meet senior marketing major and Kent State University Student Body President, Juliana Buonaiuto. Originally from Long Island, New York, Buonaiuto came to Kent State to study marketing because of her love for the industry.  

Lashonda Taylor ED.D., is associate chief of staff in the president's office.

 Since 1997, Lashonda Taylor, Ed.D., associate chief of staff for Kent State University's President’s Office, had many detours in her college journey but eventually earned her Doctor of Education in Interprofessional Leadership in 2023.

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Meet Jordan, senior sociology major and wrestler from Akron, who is helping youth on and off the mat, bringing mentorship and new skill sets to the children of East Cleveland.