Flash in Time: Kent State Airport
Did you know that the Kent State University's Andrew W. Paton Field was the first airport in Summit County.
As open houses continue for public feedback on the future of the Kent State University airport, it seemed like a perfect time to do a brief "flash in time," on the history of aviation at Kent State University!
More than 100 people attended the Tolliver presentation, exhibit, and reception event sponsored by University Libraries, the Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the Department of Pan-African Studies. Many of the alumnus in attendance had not been to campus in more than thirty years. The Lafayette Tolliver presentation generated spirited discussion across a wide breadth of topics: from the Kent State Shootings on May 4, 1970, continuing efforts to broaden diversity on campus, to the value of alumni speaking with student leadership on the importance of tradition and history.