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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 Alumni Association, the Alumni Awards are highly prestigious honors presented to alumni and one student in just six categories each year. 

We are now accepting 2023 Alumni Award nominations and applications! Select Nominate Alumni or Students to submit a fellow Flash for consideration, and they will be sent an email notification asking them to complete their application. To complete an application for yourself or on behalf of another Golden Flash, select Apply (for another Golden Flash or yourself).

Nominate Alumni or Students is best for those who wish to nominate someone else, but don't have all the information (resume, samples of work, career achievements, etc.). Apply (for another Golden Flash or yourself) is for anyone who is ready to apply, either for yourself or someone else, and has all the information together.   

Nominate alumni or students by Feb. 26, 2023. Completed applications are due by March 12, 2023.




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Nominate (OTHER Alumni and Students ONLY)*

Apply (for yourself or another Golden Flash)*

*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.