Scholarship Recipients

The College of EHHS gives away more than $130,000 in scholarships annual to current students. Some of the scholarship recipients are listed below. If you are interested in setting up a scholarship for our students, contact Steve Hawthrone at shawtho3@kent.edu or 216-973-4883 (cell).

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Name: Katie Braun

Scholarship received: Yaro John Sojka Scholarship

Year: Sophomore

Major: Mild to Moderate Special Education

Hometown: Willowick, Ohio

Why she chose her major: In high school I was involved in sports and as a team we visited a school with children with disabilities. I enjoyed playing basketball and eating lunch with them. I felt very comfortable in that setting and decided that's what I wanted to do as a career.

Hobbies: I work at Rosie's on campus, play the guitar and listen to music.

Favorite class: Introduction to Human Communication

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Name:
Julie Blakeman

Scholarship: Linerode-Irmiter Scholarship in Hospitality Management

Major: Hospitality Management

Year: Senior

Hometown: Huntsburg, Ohio

Summer break job: I interned at Yellowstone National Park at Grant Village Lodge. I was a shift supervisor at the lodge, which sees 3.4 million visitors come through the area each year.

Hobbies: I work at the campus recreation center, and I like to scrapbook, hike, bike, kayak, geochaching, and playing soccer. Also, I enjoy volunteering and have participated in cleaning up the Cuyahoga Parks and helping at animal shelters.

Favorite class: Hospitality Meetings Management with Dr. Swathi Ravichandran

Future plans: I would like to work at other national and/or state park concessionaires. I previously worked for Xanterra Parks and Resorts at two different locations: Punderson Manor Lodge and Conference Center and Yellowstone National Park. Park concessionaires make an effort to be sustainable, which I appreciate because I truly love the outdoors.  

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Name:
Brittney O'Donnell

Scholarship: Elizabeth Mancuso Middle Childhood Education Scholarship

Major: Middle Childhood Education

Year: Senior

Hometown: Ravenna, Ohio

What she loves about KSU: I am a commuter student, and I love that I can be active on campus by partaking in a variety of clubs, such as Kent Student Education Association (KSEA) and Kappa Delta Pi (KDP).

Hobbies: I enjoy playing tennis and scrapbooking.

Favorite class: Block 2 with Dr. Danielle Gruhler

Future plans: I am studying abroad this summer in Florence, Italy and taking a Relational Learning class with Dr. Anne Morrison.

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Name:
Ashley Guittar

Scholarship: Emeriti Faculty Scholarship

Major: Speech Pathology

Year: Senior

Hometown: Austintown, Ohio

What she loves about KSU: It's the perfect place for me because it's close to home, but I'm still independent. I hold two jobs on campus - one as a student manager in Banquet Sales and the other as a research assistant. In my research assistant position I work with Drs. Sloane Burgess and Lisa Audet, and we studying autism and speech in children. I have been helping transcribe files for a qualitative study.

Hobbies: I enjoy playing volleyball, running, reading, scrapbooking and spending time with family and friends.

Favorite class: Language Disorders in Children and Adolescents with Dr. Susan Grogan-Johnson

Future plans: After graduation I would like to work in a hospital setting or an early invention center.

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Name:
Jesse Tillinghast

Scholarship: Dave Toothaker Alumni Scholarship in Physical Education

Major: Physical Education

Year: Senior

Reside: Eastport, NY

Favorite class: Adapted Physical Education with Dr. Takahiro Sato

Hobbies: I enjoy a variety of sports, including wakeboarding, running and working out.

Biggest Accomplishment: I have made the Dean's List or President's List every semester.

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