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Kent State University Nominated for Corporation of the Year

Posted Oct. 31, 2013

By: Danielle DeBord

The Northern Ohio Minority Supplier Development Council will celebrate its 15th and final Annual Awards Gala at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility. The evening will be co-hosted by Angelica Campos from FOX 8 and Marcus Walter from WKYC TV3 with entertainment by Saborit Latin Jazz.

The program announces the 2013 award recipients for the Corporation of the Year, Corporate Pacesetter, Corporate Economic Impact, MBE to MB Commerce and the MBE supplier of the Year awards. Last year, Rockwell Automation won all four Corporate Awards.

NOMSDC puts out “the call for nominations,” and Kent State University was anonymously nominated by one of its Minority Suppliers. This year, Kent State is in the running for the Corporation of the Year award.

Once nominated, Kent State University, following established procedures, is required to provide a response regarding its performance in the supplier diversity space.

“We responded with rigorous data that substantiated our valiant supplier diversity efforts over the year with the hopes that our due diligence and due care will lead to a win in this category,” says Veronica Cook-Euell, supplier diversity program manager.

There are many qualifications for Corporation of the year, including active participation in NOMSDC through committees or board participation, demonstration of leadership in NOMSDC programs and events and increase in minority spending from previous fiscal years, having significant impact on company’s minority supplier development program and going the extra mile, sets the pace, to name a few.

If selected, Kent State will be recognized at the 2013 Corporation of the year for the NOMSDC. “A recognition I believe we certainly deserve,” says Cook-Euell.

For more information about Kent State’s supplier diversity program, visit