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On With Purpose

Purpose. It’s that sense of calling — created just for you — that takes you from a student of life to a person of impact. Fundamental in everything we do here at Kent State, it’s what powers Golden Flashes on. It’s why we keep on. It’s what drives us and unites us — not just here on campus, but across the nation and around the globe. With purpose as our guide, we open our minds, forge new paths and transform the world around us.

Discover Your Purpose

Making a Difference

Hear how a Kent State alumna discovered her passion and makes a difference in her community.
Zulema Uscanga, '14

Brain Health

Gemma Casadesus-Smith, Ph.D., studies Alzheimer’s through the lens of the aging process.


Brent Ian Wesley, '04, raises bees and spirits in the community.

International Voices

Nahuel Gorostiza, '19, serves as United Nations Youth Delegate of Argentina.

What’s your Story
of Purpose?

How have you discovered your purpose? All members of our Kent State family are invited to share their unique stories to be featured on our On With Purpose Kent State page.

Share Your Story

Discover Yours
at Kent State!

If you’re considering applying to Kent State University, start your application today. You’ll find yourself on the way to illuminating new paths.

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Help Us Shape
the World.

We graduate some of the brightest and boldest individuals in Ohio — purposeful people who produce nearly $2 billion in added income to Northeast Ohio each year. That’s the kind of return you get on an investment in Kent State University. Show your support for the Golden Flashes community and give back to the place that helped you grow.

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