FLASHanthropist Shines In Mr. Flash Pageant

Senior Kyle Brooks represents FLASHanthropy in the 2016 Mr. Flash Pageant.

Senior Kyle Brooks represents FLASHanthropy in the 2016 Mr. Flash Pageant.

Although FLASHanthropy didn’t bring home another title this year, Senior Kyle Brooks did an excellent job on Tuesday night at the Mr. Flash Pageant.

The pageant had 7 of Kent State’s best male talents competing in different rounds including celebrity impersonations, swimwear, talents, and a question round. He pulled off  a clever impersonation of Gollum from the Lord of the Rings and Donald Trump, as well as taught the “class” audience of nearly 1,000 students the fifty nifty, United States.

If you missed Mr. Flash, come to our next meeting  and ask Kyle how he would support Kent State if he had a million dollars! Check out the calendar on our home page for time and details regarding our meetings.

Congrats to Victor Benton who took home the Mr. Flash trophy for the Spanish and Latino Student Association organization this year. FLASHanthropy had previously won the pageant two out of the last three years.

Happy Homecoming Week!

FLASHanthropy President & Homecoming Court Nominee, Angela Ehrich.

FLASHanthropy President & Homecoming Court nominee Angela Ehrich

Check us out, this week!

Angie Ehrich has been the heart of FLASHanthropy for the last two years, devoting her time and energy to event planning, fundraising, and recruiting for the organization. This spring, she was one of only three students out of over 400 organizations to win the “Student Leader of the Year Award” at the Kent State Leadership & Honors Awards ceremony.

Angie continues to make outstanding contributions to the Kent State community outside of FLASHanthropy. Currently, she works as a Research Assistant and Lab Coordinator in Kent State’s highly respected Department of Psychological Sciences. Angie is also a Teaching Assistant, and she serves on the Department of Psychology’s Student Advisory Board.

Angie is one of the hardest working students you’ll ever meet — she really is the definition of someone who bleeds blue and gold. So it’s no surprise that Angie is a nominee for Kent State’s Homecoming Court this year!

Voting is this week! No matter who you vote for, just vote!  www.ksualumni.org/homecomingcourt

FLASHanthropy is involved in several Homecoming-related events throughout the week — we hope to see you at one of our events!

  • We’ll be in the bookstore this week for Fall Grad Fair on Tuesday the 27th and Wednesday the 28th from 11 to 6 pm
  • Senior member Kyle Brooks will compete in the Mr. Flash Pageant on Tuesday at 8pm in the KSC Ballroom.

Good luck, Angie & Kyle!

Why You Should Join Today!

FLASHanthropy is an outstanding student organization that has so much to offer. Aside from the “feel good” feelings you get after helping your fellow classmates and being able to leave your own legacy at Kent State, there are many other reasons students love to join our organization.

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FLASHanthropy celebrates with Andrew Cappuzzello, who took home the Mr. Flash Pageant trophy in 2014.


Our students grow personally and professionally through positions in our organization. We often host guest speakers that contribute to our understanding of how the university functions and different career paths. Having guest speakers is fun and helps us realize what a huge difference we are making at the university. We’ve even had President Warren visit us — and she plans to come back! Additionally, organizing and executing events that often require interactions with other staff at the university is great practice!


FLASHanthropy always has something on the calendar, which means there is always something to do! Our organization will give you hands-on experiences that look great on resumes. Many of our members receive awards from the Center for Student Involvement Award Banquet. We also give one monthly award (FLASHanthropist of the Month) and several awards at the end of the academic year to members of our group.


Our point system results in sweet prizes! Members accumulate points for every meeting and event that they attend. At the end of the year, these points are translated into raffle tickets, and we do a drawing. Last year’s prizes included Lake Erie Monster Club Seats, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Tickets, Akron Rubber Ducks Tickets, KSU Gear, gift cards and more!


Last year, we were able to attend a Cavaliers game for free, and also had a free bowling event! We also make the most of the time we have at each one of our events to get to know each other!


Overall, we are just a group of students who like to have fun while giving back to the university that has given so much to us. We also participate in other fun campus events, such as Flash-A-Thon, the Homecoming Parade, and the Mr. Flash Pageant. We are a very close-knit group that loves to meet new people!