Tech awards banquet to be held Saturday

Kent State’s School of Technology’s alumni, faculty and local professionals will gather at 6 p.m. on Saturday in the second floor dining room of the Student Center to celebrate the ninth annual Vision 21 awards banquet.

The banquet will honor the school alumni who have achieved extreme success in their professions, said Raj Chowdhury, dean of the School of Technology.

“Ten years ago, President Cartwright wanted me as a dean to define a vision for the 21st century,” Chowdhury said.

To help accomplish this vision, Chowdhury said the school recognizes 21 alumni each year from Kent’s eight-campus network for their successes each year.

The alumni will receive the Distinguished School of Technology Alumni Award, Chowdhury said.

“The recipients were selected by a committee of current and former school faculty and administrators, as well as several past recipients,” Chowdhury added.

President Cartwright will also be recognized at the banquet. The aeronautics division of the School of Technology has named a Piper Seminole twin-engine trainer plane after her, said Isaac Richmond Nettey, senior academic program director of aeronautics.

An alumni breakfast will be held at the Williamson Alumni Center Saturday morning, and there will be an induction to Epsilon Pi Tau from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Student Center.

– Holly Mueller