Summer 2015 Kent State graduates

KENT -- State University awarded nearly 1,700 degrees, with more than 350 accompanying institutional honors, and including 833 bachelor's degrees, 414 master's degrees, 65 doctoral degrees, 344 associate degrees and 16 educational specialist degrees during the 2015 Summer Commencement ceremony.

Paul Gore of Newcomerstown, graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Technology and Applied Studies .

Cathy Green o Newcomerstown, graduates from Kent State University with an Associate of Applied Business .

Aaron Hart of Newcomerstown, graduates from Kent State University with an Educational Specialist College of Education, Health and Human Services.

Cole Hinton of Newcomerstown, graduates from Kent State University with Distinction with an Associate of Science .

Shannon Kincaid of Newcomerstown, graduates from Kent State University with Distinction witha n Associate of Applied Business.

Alicia Somogye of Newcomerstown, graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Arts from the College of Arts and Sciences.

Brandon Stoffer of Newcomerstown, graduates from Kent State University with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology.

The university congratulates the Class of 2015 and welcomes them into its illustrious family of more than 227,000 alumni worldwide.

An economic impact study showed that Kent State alumni in Northeast Ohio generated $1.6 billion annually in higher workforce earnings and increased productivity for employers that hire them.

Kent State University, one of the nation's largest regional campus systems and Ohio's third largest public university, continues to do what matters -- educate and graduate students.

Kent State University is Northeast Ohio's leading public research university with more than 41,000 students. The university's eight-campus system is among the largest regional systems in the country. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development - locally and internationally - as one of the premier Ohio universities. The university is ranked among the nation's 74 public high-research universities and among the top 76 in community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information about Kent State, visit www.kent.edu.