Kent State University has given Brianne Kimmel much to talk about. During her time at KSU she has been involved in multiple organizations, both on and off campus. She has been a Kent Student Ambassador for three years, and has served on the executive board as web coordinator and participation chair. She enjoys working with prospective students in the admissions office as a tour guide, telecouselor and blogger. She served as the marketing director for TOMS Kent State, an organization which provides shoes to children in need. Brianne’s passion for community service has earned her the 2009 Most Impactful Service Award and the 2010 Spirit of Service Award. Her volunteerism has taken her to New Orleans with Kent State’s United for the Gulf Coast in 2008 and 2009, and she has taught in the Dominican Republic for three summers.
Brianne is a member of the American Advertising Federation in Cleveland. She was the recipient of the Marcus Thomas LLC Scholarship in 2009, and she earned this year’s Arras Group Scholarship. She has received the Wyse Advertising Scholarship in both 2009 and 2010, and Kent State University’s Paul Ashby Lewis Award for outstanding advertising. After she graduates, Brianne would like to work for a non-profit organization in corporate communications or marketing.
She spent last semester working at a Teen Challenge facility in Kansas and she hopes to one day start her own facility. In her free time, Brianne enjoys writing articles for World Vision, going to concerts and traveling. She spent time in Australia this past summer volunteering with Hillsong Church.
Brianne was chosen as the 2010 Kent State University Student Leader of the Year and will graduate in May.