In 2013 shortly before his death, Cordell Glaus ‘51, endowed a study-abroad scholarship in honor of a professor. A year later, his wife met the first recipient of the scholarship endowed by her late husband, and heard first-hand what a profound impact it had on this student’s life.
Students, faculty, staff and other members of the university community show their gratitude to the university’s supporters in many ways. Always seeking new ways to make that gratitude more visible, the departments of Annual Giving and Donor Services partnered with FLASHanthropy, a student organization, to provide a communal way for everyone to express their gratitude.
"You may be only one person in this world, but to one person at one time, you are the world." – Anonymous
Right now, Mary Brown, '53,'66, is the world to Kent State University junior conservation major and honors student, Katie Tuscano. Because of the Mary and Reed Brown Founders Scholarship in Biology, which Mary and her late husband Reed endowed, the tremendous financial burden of paying for college has been lifted from Katie's shoulders.
Being a full-time student, wife and mother to a two-year-old is challenging. But Kent State University student, Jessica Pugliese, still anticipates graduating in Spring 2015. Jessica’s hard work and dedication to her future are two reasons her goal is in sight. But another tremendous factor of her success is the scholarships she has received from Kent State University, made possible by the generosity of donors like Kent State alumna, (Katherine) Ann Wagnitz.