Success Stories

Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Illustration of five lit birthday candles with phrase "A Birthday Wish for Kent State"

Graphic image for 2023 Day of Giving

On May 18-19, the university community will celebrate Kent State University’s 113th birthday with its annual Day of Giving. 

United States Capitol Building

How does a college student build the confidence and independence to tackle life after college? Students build these skills in a multitude of ways, but for Justice Jama, it was participating in the Washington Program in National Issues during his senior year at Kent State University.

Students in the Upward Bound program during the summer of 2022

A five-week pilot project funded by a $15,000 Teagle Foundation Knowledge for Freedom Program grant will be held at Kent State this summer for Upward Bound and Firestone High School students.

A student who has committed to attending Kent State University in the fall smiles with loved ones and Flash, the mascot, during a 2023 Future Flash Day held on the Kent Campus.

Kent State University is proving that it is the place to be for fall 2023 with a record-breaking number of applications, a record-breaking number of students who have been accepted for admission into the university and a record-breaking number of students who have made deposits to confirm their attendance in the fall. 

Kent State Today
Kent State University ROTC Cadets present the colors at a Kent State football game at Dix Stadium.

“Always Ready, Always There” is the motto of the National Guard. In many ways, this describes Kent State University’s Center for Adult and Veteran Services, too. For the 14th consecutive year, Kent State has been designated a Military Friendly School.

A Kent State student sits on top of the fountain on Risman Plaza while using her phone.

U.S. News & World Report has named five Kent State programs as U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2023.