Past Faculty & Alumni Awards | College of the Arts | Kent State University

Past Faculty & Alumni Awards

Centennial Award

2017 Recipient 
William Guegold
Kent State alumnus and Professor Emeritus of Music, the University of Akron

2016 Recipient
Roe Green
Kent State alumna of the School of Theatre and Dance, local arts philanthropist, activist, and CEO of The Roe Green Foundation. She has extensive stage and business management experience, including Cain Park, The Cleveland Opera, and the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park.

Arts Advocacy Award

2017 Recipient
Saroj Sutaria
Professor Emerita, KSU College of Education, Health and Human Services, College of Arts patron and donor

2016 Recipient
David and Sherry Joy

Consistently generous supporters of Porthouse Theatre, Kent Blossom Music Festival and the School of Theatre and Dance through a Musical Theatre scholarship. They are generous donors who are continuously opening their home to support the arts.

Faculty Awards

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN RESEARCH FACULTY AWARD

2017 Recipient
Mahwish Chishty, School of Art

2016 Recipients
Jihyun Kim, Fashion School
Theodore Albrecht, School of Music

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN TEACHING FACULTY AWARD

2017 Recipient
Barbara Verlezza, School of Theatre and Dance

2016 Recipient
Catherine Leslie, Fashion School

DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT IN SERVICE FACULTY AWARD

2017 Recipient
Linda Angotti, School of Music
Jeffrey Rockland, School of Theatre and Dance

2016 Recipient
Tameka Ellington, Fashion School

DISTINGUISHED EMERITUS AWARD

2017 Recipient
Frank Susi, School of Art

2016 Recipient
Henry Halem, School of Art

Alumni Awards

TRANSFORMING LIVES ALUMNI AWARD

2017 Recipient
Jacqueline Hughes, Fashion

2016 Recipient
Michael Cunningham, Fashion

DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI AWARD

2017 Recipient 
Molly Langenstein, Fashion

2016 Recipient 
Sally Wolf, Music

OUTSTANDING YOUNG PROFESSIONAL ALUMNI AWARD

2017 Recipient 
Maureen Burns
, Theatre and Dance

2016 Recipient
Colleen Longshaw, Theatre and Dance