Bowman Breakfast features NEUCOM president

Caitlin Restelli

This spring’s Bowman Breakfast will feature Jay Gershen, president of Northeastern Ohio Universities Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy.

The topic of Gershen’s speech is “Medical Research and Education: Good for the Health of Ohioans…Good for the Health of Ohio’s Economy.”

Gershen said he will talk about the value of higher education in Ohio and the programs NEOUCOM is involved with.

The doors will open at 7 a.m. in the Student Center Ballroom. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., and the program will start at 8 a.m.

The cost is $9 per person at the door.

The semi-annual event, sponsored by Kent State and the Kent Area Chambers of Commerce, started in 1963.

It takes place to bring townspeople and university people together, said Mary Mandalari, senior secretary of University Communications and Marketing.

Gershen said he is “looking forward” to speaking at Kent State.

-Caitlin Restelli