- Kent State head football coach Darrell Hazell (second from left) and Kent State Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Todd Diacon (center) gather with Vice President Vincent Hetherington (far left), President Thomas Melillo (far right) and Executive Vice President David Nicolanti (second from right) of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in the Kent State Field House.
- Kent State and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine employees and their families enjoy lunch in the Kent State Field House before watching the Kent State Spring Football Game.
- Kent State coaches run drills for kids attending the football clinic in the Kent State Field House, a part of the Meet-and-Greet Day for employees of Kent State and Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and their families.
- Quarterback David Fisher fires a pass during the Kent State Football Spring Game.
- April Goss, the football team's first-ever female walk-on player, keeps an eye on the action during the Kent State Football Spring Game.
- With Kent State head football coach Darrell Hazell watching in the background, safety Sal Battles (2) makes a tackle against teammate Larry Dawson (20) during the Kent State Football Spring Game.
- Defensive end Andrew Christopher brings down running back Larry Dawson during the Kent State Football Spring Game at Dix Stadium.
Faculty, staff and students from Kent State University and the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (OCPM) came together for a Meet-and-Greet Day on April 21 at Dix Stadium. The event celebrated the collaboration between both institutions. The event was free and open to Kent State and OCPM employees and their families.
The Meet-and-Greet Day began with lunch and games in the Field House at noon, and continued at 1 p.m. with a youth football clinic, presented by Beef O’ Brady’s, that was open to all grade-school-age children. The Kent State Football Spring Game, an intra-team scrimmage, took place at 2:30 p.m. Those who attended the event had the opportunity to get a tour of Dix Stadium and participate in other fun activities.
Kent State and OCPM plan to come together into one single, academic entity this summer. Established in 1916, OCPM is one of the largest and most respected podiatric medical education institutions in the country and the only accredited podiatry school in Ohio. At its March 14 meeting, the Kent State University Board of Trustees established the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine.
For more information about Kent State University’s College of Podiatric Medicine in Independence, Ohio, visit the transition site at www.kent.edu/ocpm.