KSU Fashion receives $2.5 Million Dollar Gift

This past week, the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation, who’s mission is to serve the lives of people with serious mental illness by investing in innovative projects in Northeast Ohio, made a huge investment in Kent State University’s Fashion School.

According to an article featured Monday May 1st, the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation contributed $2.5 million dollars to the Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising.

Their support will address two key initiatives needed: $1.5 million will endow a chair supporting the Fashion School’s director and the other $1 million will support the study-away program for fashion school students. If you weren’t aware, Kent State is the first school in the country to require a study-away program experience before graduation. Kent State’s Fashion School is currently ranked #3 in the United States, and #19 in the World according to several sources listed in the article. If you are interested in the full story, you can view it here!

A huge shout out to the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation for Paying It Flash Forward!



FLASHanthropy Senior Honored

The Kent State University Center for Student Involvement hosted it’s annual Student Leaders and Honors Awards on Tuesday April 11th. FLASHanthropy had eight students nominated for awards this year, as well as Adviser of the Year, and Organization of the Year nominations.

Kyle Brooks, a senior who has been with the group in his final year, took home some hardware for the organization this year by winning the Eric Rackham Award. This award is presented to the senior who has displayed good scholarship and who has shown great interest and concern for the University. In selecting the recipient of this award, the committee placed a strong emphasis on scholastic achievement.

Congratulations to all of our students on a great year, and especially, Kyle! 

(Pictured left to right: Senior Kyle Brooks, Senior Jensen Hykes, Sophomore Nicole Mabus, Freshman Krista Mattern, Junior Victoria Leonard, Freshman Ashley Leggott, Adviser Paul Krouse, Senior Shelby Kelemen)


Thank you, UFM!

A snowy day in early April. Sigh… But also, a fitting day to say thank you to those often forgotten employees on campus that help us tolerate it!

Kent State’s University Facilities Management provides comprehensive maintenance of 137 academic, administrative, athletic, and residence hall buildings on a 24 hour, 7 days-a-week schedule. The department also maintains 941 contiguous acres of rolling hills, woods, and manicured greens. One of the responsibilities included in this… snow removal, which is one heavy lift considering the size of the university.

On behalf of all the students at Kent State, FLASHanthropy wanted to remind everyone of the hard work UFM does, as well as say thank you and pay it flash forward to our UFM employees today! Thank you for everything you do to keep the university looking as beautiful as it is, and to keep us safe as well.