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Flash misses all of his friends at Kent State University. He is daydreaming about Risman Plaza in the springtime and everything that makes our university so special. But he has gotten lost in his own thoughts - oh no! See if you can help us find Flash and some of his KSU friends who give back.

Read more about Flash’s friends who give back below then search for them in the image at the bottom of the page - and enter to win a 46" TV!


 
   

Flash’s Friends Who Give Back:

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Todd Diacon became Kent State University's 13th president in July 2019. He and Moema, his wife, both have years of experience in higher education and understand how powerful knowledge is. However, many students need financial assistance to pursue their degree. Todd and Moema support students in their work at the university and through their personal philanthropy, including their endowment of the Malena Furtado Prieto Theatre Excellence Scholarship. Philanthropy helps ensure access to higher education and fosters completion of degrees for students. William Risman was appointed to the KSU board of trustees by Ohio's Governor in 1983. He served nine years on the board, two as chairman, and now the Risman family legacy lives on through philanthropy. William and his wife, Marion, made the largest gift of scholarships in university history. They endowed 25 medallion scholarships for high school seniors who require funding to access a college education. In their honor, the commons outside the Kent Student Center was named the Marion C. and William B. Risman Plaza. William's son Rob and his family continue the Risman legacy and give of their time and treasure to KSU. Margaret Clark Morgan supported mental health, education and the arts. Peg was a fan of Cleveland sports and often listened to Indians games on the radio with her grandfather. She and her husband Burt established Peg's Foundation (formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation) to create opportunities for sharing knowledge, promoting partnerships and inspiring improvements in the behavioral health system. Peg's Foundation is a big supporter of Kent State University, most notably for a 2017 gift to the Fashion School. Many Golden Flashes receive scholarships to help fund their education, including this grateful KSU student. Students rely on scholarship funding for various needs, including tuition, housing, books and more. This student would not have been able to enroll at Kent State without scholarship support. Flashes Give Back Week gave him the opportunity to thank the donors whose generous gifts eased his financial burden and enabled him access to a KSU education. With a grateful heart, he says, Thanks! Our virtual volunteer is passionate about helping Kent State and her community. Volunteering for her alma mater has become a beloved annual tradition, as it has for nearly 1,000 Golden Flashes each year. She will not be on campus for Flashes Give Back Week this year, but she was able to find a virtual volunteer opportunity that matches her interests. She will be volunteering from home, doing something she loves, all while helping KSU students and alumni in need. These graduates can now proudly call themselves Kent State alumni. Like 82 percent of all KSU students, they received scholarships to help fund their education. Scholarships are essential in helping students stay on track to earning their degree, and without financial support, these graduates would not be on Risman Plaza celebrating their achievement. While they treasured their time at the university, they are proud to join the 257,000+ graduates who are members of the Golden Flashes alumni family.

President Todd Diacon and Moema Furtado

Todd Diacon became Kent State University's 13th president in July 2019. He and Moema, his wife, both have years of experience in higher education and understand how powerful knowledge is. However, many students need financial assistance to pursue their degree. Todd and Moema support students in their work at the university and through their personal philanthropy, including their endowment of the Malena Furtado Prieto Theatre Excellence Scholarship. Philanthropy helps ensure access to higher education and fosters completion of degrees for students.

The Risman Family

William Risman was appointed to the KSU board of trustees by Ohio's Governor in 1983. He served nine years on the board, two as chairman, and now the Risman family legacy lives on through philanthropy. William and his wife, Marion, made the largest gift of scholarships in university history. They endowed 25 medallion scholarships for high school seniors who require funding to access a college education. In their honor, the commons outside the Kent Student Center was named the Marion C. and William B. Risman Plaza. William's son Rob and his family continue the Risman legacy and give of their time and treasure to KSU.

Margaret “Peg” Clark Morgan

Margaret “Peg” Clark Morgan supported mental health, education and the arts. Peg was a fan of Cleveland sports and often listened to Indians games on the radio with her grandfather. She and her husband Burt established Peg’s Foundation (formerly the Margaret Clark Morgan Foundation) to create opportunities for sharing knowledge, promoting partnerships and inspiring improvements in the behavioral health system. Peg’s Foundation is a big supporter of Kent State University, most notably for a 2017 gift to the Fashion School.

Grateful KSU Student

Many Golden Flashes receive scholarships to help fund their education, including this grateful KSU student. Students rely on scholarship funding for various needs, including tuition, housing, books and more. This student would not have been able to enroll at Kent State without scholarship support. Flashes Give Back Week gave him the opportunity to thank the donors whose generous gifts eased his financial burden and enabled him access to a KSU education. With a grateful heart, he says, “Thanks!”

Virtual Volunteer

Our virtual volunteer is passionate about helping Kent State and her community. Volunteering for her alma mater has become a beloved annual tradition, as it has for nearly 1,000 Golden Flashes each year. She will not be on campus for Flashes Give Back Week this year, but she was able to find a virtual volunteer opportunity that matches her interests. She will be volunteering from home, doing something she loves, all while helping KSU students and alumni in need.

KSU Graduates/Alumni

These graduates can now proudly call themselves Kent State alumni. Like 82 percent of all KSU students, they received scholarships to help fund their education. Scholarships are essential in helping students stay on track to earning their degree, and without financial support, these graduates would not be on Risman Plaza celebrating their achievement. While they treasured their time at the university, they are proud to join the 257,000+ graduates who are members of the Golden Flashes alumni family. #FlashesForever

   

 

Find Flash below to be entered to win a 46'' TV!

A large Where’s Waldo-style image and illustrated drawing overhead view of Kent State’s Risman Plaza… “Flash” is hiding behind the Kent State University sign at a picnic table. 
President Todd Diacon and Moema Furtado are located by the grassy circular landscaped area. 
The Risman Family is located to the right of the scene, located near the Risman Plaza sign and the Kent State “K” on the sidewalk. 
Margaret “Peg” Clark Morgan is located in front of the Kent State University sign, and is wearing a baseball cap and tossing a baseball up in the air. 
The grateful KSU student is located in the bottom right corner, holding a “Thank you” sign.
The virtual volunteer is holding a cell phone and waving and standing behind the grateful KSU student. 
The KSU graduates/alumni are sitting on the Kent State University sign in their graduation regalia, smiling.

 
 

   

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