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The continuing generosity of Gerald (Jerry) Payto ’68, and his wife, Christie, will leave a lasting physical mark on Kent State University. Read on to discover why they choose to give back, and what coming ‘home’ means to them.
Drs. Geneva M. Damron and Dr. O. Rex Damron’s generosity helps give students’ dreams a fair chance to come true.
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Institutional Advancement launches Foundations of Excellence website, providing viewers with live web cam coverage and many details about the changing face of Kent State University.
Charlie Thomas' ('74 Marketing) mother graduated from high school and his dad finished eighth grade, so when Charlie was the second in his family to graduate from college (his older brother was the first), it was a personal accomplishment for him.He was awarded a $300 scholarship from an organization in his home town and still remembers how excited he was to receive that money to further his education. Read on to discover how he is paying it forward.
Joseph Rich is pictured with his sister, Anne Kirby, at the 2013 Kent State University Founders Gala Honoring his hero: Joseph Rich endows scholarship in his father's name
When your father is your hero, you want to honor him in any way you can. Joseph Rich found the perfect way to honor his. When deciding on a 2013 Christmas present for his father, Joseph, who is the Northern Ohio Sales Manager for Rockwell Automation, made the decision to establish The Gary Rich Endowed Scholarship for Applied Engineering.
The College of Education, Health, and Human Services hosted 16 visiting scholars as part of the International Leaders in Education Program. This program provides teachers from different countries the opportunity to attend graduate-level courses and participate in other campus activities to help contribute to the improvement of teaching in their countries. This program also adds to the internationalization efforts for Ohio education by placing the scholars in internships at U.S. host schools.
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