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Touch Point Online Magazine: Kent State University College of Nursing
Volume I, Issue 1 – Sep. 12, 2017
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Touch Point is an online magazine, released twice a semester, for Kent State University College of Nursing alumni, faculty, and friends.

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Welcome to the new Kent State University College of Nursing e-magazine, Touch Point. Published twice a semester, Touch Point will showcase the success of our alumni, faculty and current students, while also recognizing the contributions of our donors and friends of the college. Additionally, Touch Point will provide information about upcoming events and ways to become more engaged with the college.

Nursing students with professor in simulation lab

College of Nursing Again Named a Center of Excellence


For the second consecutive term, Kent State University College of Nursing has been named a Center of Excellence by The National League for Nursing (NLN) in the category of "Advance the Science of Nursing Education."

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Join Us for Homecoming


Kent State Homecoming takes place on Saturday, October 14, 2017, and you are invited to take part in the festivities! Register today for College of Nursing Homecoming events!

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Kent State University President Beverly Warren (right) and Dean Barbara Broome, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, blow out candles at the College of Nursing’s 50th birthday party.

Kent State College of Nursing Celebrates ‘50 Years Strong’


This year, Kent State University College of Nursing celebrates 50 years of nursing education, research and community outreach. Learn how you can be part of the celebration!

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Special 50th Anniversary Website

50th Anniversary Website

Put your mark on 50 years! Visit our 50th anniversary website today to:

  • Share your nursing story
  • Read other alumni stories
  • Add yourself to the alumni map
  • Explore the interactive timeline
  • Update your contact information

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March in the Parade

9:30 a.m. line-up
Location TBA
10:30 a.m. step-off

50 Years Strong Reception

12-1 p.m. in Henderson Hall

Flash Nation Tailgate

1:30-3 p.m., Tent Outside Adam S. Hamilton West Entrance at Dix Stadium

Golden Flashes vs. Miami Redhawks

3:30 p.m., Dix Stadium

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College of Nursing Night Out: WICKED

Characters, Glinda and Elphaba, from the Broadway musical, Wicked

If you’ve always wanted to see the Emerald City, join us at Playhouse Square for a WICKED night of adventure! Enjoy box office prices with discounted rates while supplies last. Deadline to purchase tickets is Monday, October 2, 2017.

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Rebecca Herr, ’71, Establishes Nursing Study Abroad Fund

Rebecca Herr and her husband Eric

Rebecca Herr, MSN, BSN ’71, believes nursing students should have the opportunity to expand their education outside of the classroom and look beyond Northeast Ohio.

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Lisa Aurilio, ’97 & ’99, Now COO of Akron Children’s

Photo of Lisa Aurilio

After serving seven years as the Chief Nursing Officer, Lisa Aurilio, MSN ’99, BSN ’97, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer at Akron Children’s Hospital.

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Jason Rothaermel, ’98, A "Leader in Nursing"

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Jason Rothaermel, MBA, BSN ’98, was recognized as a "Leader in Nursing" by the American Health Council for his expertise in Oncology.

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Tell Your Story In Our Next Edition


No matter if you graduated with the first class or just stepped off campus as a new graduate, we want to celebrate you.

To be featured in an upcoming edition of Touch Point, we invite you to share your nursing stories, memories, honors and accomplishments with us by emailing It is you, our alumni and friends of the college, who showcase the undeniable Kent State College of Nursing impact throughout the world.


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