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Alumni Awards

Welcome to the Kent State Alumni Awards!

Kent State University recognizes and honors alumni who, through leadership, character and hard work, have made exceptional contributions in their chosen profession, in their communities and at Kent State. Sponsored by the Kent State University Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are highly prestigious honors, given to just six alumni and one student each year.

We are now accepting 2022 Alumni Award nominations and applications! Select Nominate Alumni or Students to let fellow Flashes know you think they would be a great candidate for an Alumni Award; they will be sent an email asking for some additional information. To submit a self-nomination or apply on behalf of another Golden Flash, select Apply (for another Golden Flash or yourself). Nominate alumni or students by Feb. 27, 2022. Applications for both nominated Golden Flashes and self-nominations are due by March 13, 2022.




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*Note, if you choose to sign in with Facebook, Google or LinkedIn, you will be prompted to authorize this platform, "Open Water."


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After creating an account, you can return to the site any time to complete your submission before the deadline. After logging back in, navigate to the heading "My Forms" and then "In Progress" to edit or update a form, and "Complete" to review your final submission.