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"Work Ethic Matters" Scholarship Established

Posted Sep. 11, 2012

Through a newly established scholarship available to Kent State University at Stark students, clients who chose to host their corporate meetings, training sessions or special events at The University Center in Jackson Township will be directly contributing to the education of deserving college students.
This year, 40 students will be awarded $1,000 per semester, for a total of $80,000 through The University Center’s Work Ethic Matters Scholarship.
According to the center’s general manager, Joe Folk, the cornerstone theme for this scholarship is to recognize how important students’ work ethic is in achieving success. “This is an incentive for our students to value and practice good work ethics which will continue to benefit them long after they graduate from this university,” says Folk.
The Work Ethic Matters Scholarship is funded by The University Center and will be available, based on the facility’s financial success, to Stark Campus students. “Kent State Stark Dean Walter Wagor is very supportive of The University Center’s desire to give back to the community that we serve by assisting with the education of tomorrow’s leaders,” says Folk. “We greatly appreciate the support we receive from local businesses and organizations. They have allowed us the opportunity to recognize and reward Kent State Stark’s student employees and incoming freshmen who put forth the effort to work hard in and out of the classroom.”
The University Center at Kent State Stark, one of Northeastern Ohio’s most technologically advanced facilities, opened in 2000 and serves approximately 45,000 clients each year. Accredited under the stringent guidelines of the International Association of Conference Centers, it is among an elite few to receive this distinction. With its distraction-free environment, elegant cuisine and attentive event specialists, The University Center has become a favorite location for meetings, conferences and special occasions. The facility was voted as the Canton-Stark County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau “Best Place to Host a Meeting” by area residents for four consecutive years.
To learn more about The University Center, visit or call 330-244-3300.