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The Ambassador is a University-wide publication designed to keep students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, friends, and others informed about news and developments at Central State University. It features faculty news, student achievement, and partnerships.

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  • Welcome to the June 2024 edition of the Ambassador newsletter, your glimpse into the vibrant world of Central State University! This month, we're celebrating the trailblazing spirit of our alumni community, where every story is a testament to our commitment to shaping tomorrow's leaders and innovators. As proud graduates, each alum carries a torch ignited by the legacy of excellence and leadership fostered on our beloved campus. From captivating spotlights on outstanding alumni achievements to compelling features highlighting the remarkable journeys of our graduates, this newsletter promises to be your source of inspiration, connection, and pride. For God. For Central. For State!

  • We are thrilled to share with you our latest newsletter, dedicated to celebrating the incredible accomplishments of our latest graduates. Through their perseverance, grit, and determination, these students have overcome immense challenges and personal loss to achieve academic excellence. We are honored to highlight some of their stories in this issue, as we celebrate the impact they have had on our campus community. We believe that every student has the potential to achieve greatness, and it is our mission to provide the resources and support they need to achieve their goals. We hope their stories inspire you as much as they have inspired us.

    Read Their Inspiring Stories

  • The story of Central State University is one of perseverance and resilience, embodied by our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Arguably, no event demonstrates the indomitable spirit of Central State better than the rebuilding after devastating tornadoes hit Xenia and Wilberforce on April 3, 1974.

    Learn How We Persevered

  • As we commemorate Women's History Month, we pay tribute to the contributions that women have made throughout history. Central State University, in particular, has been home to remarkable women who have left an indelible mark on the world. Despite their immense contributions, women have often been overlooked and denied the recognition they deserve. The theme of this Women's History Month is "The Women of CSU: She Inspires Greatness." It is an opportunity to reflect on the women who have shaped our lives. Let us take this moment to celebrate the countless women who have made the world a better place.

    See How They Inspire

  • Black History Month is here, and we're ready to celebrate the legacy and love we have for our very own HBCU. At Central State University, we can't get enough of the family vibes, the celebrations, the performances, and the epic Homecoming that are only possible at HBCUs. Our students and alumni agree — there is no place quite like Central State University. We've been asking around to find out what everyone loves about CSU, and the responses have been meaningful and mind-blowing. So, let's settle in to this month's edition of the Ambassador as we celebrate, explore, and honor the legacy and love we all have for Central State.


    Also, please continue to share your stories with us about what makes Central State so special using the hashtags #CentralState87 and #LoveMyHBCU on social media.

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  • In this issue: New first-time freshmen delight in receiving acceptance letters, Sophomore launches student chapter of Association for Computer Machinery, Central State ramps up program to teach future educators how to teach reading, A recipe to warm your heart, The People of CSU: Pete Day, and more! 

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  • In this issue: Meet Marauder Land Media Group, Professor wins National Excellence in Agricultural Teaching Award, Central State superstars, Central State ROTC wins 3rd place in Brigade Bold Warrior Ranger Challenge, and much more! .

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  • In this issue: Walmart's Black & Unlimited HBCU tour kicks off Central State's Homecoming, Akron Law unveils first 3+3 partnership with an HBCU, Central State included in HBCU spotlight on Good Morning America, and much more! 

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  • In this issue: Alumnus works closely with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Chicago activism community, Spotlight: Marvelous Marauders, Wealthy Wednesdays help students with their job search path, and more. 

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  • September 2023

    In this issue: Central State University Senegalese student contributes to the betterment of fellow student-athletes, 25th Annual Chicago Football Classic presented exciting finish, spotlights from the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, and more. 

    September 2023 Special Edition: Chicago Classic

    In this issue: 25th Annual Chicago Football Classic presented exciting finish, Chicago Football Classic returns, bringing scholarships and HBCU history with it, A Game Day to Remember, and more.

    September 2023 Special Edition: Kroger Community Rewards Program

    In this issue: Uplift student leaders with everyday shopping through the Kroger Community Rewards. 

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    September 2023 Special Edition: Save the Date for Homecoming

    In this issue: Save the date: Central State University Homecoming is Oct. 11-14, 2023.

    August 2023

    In this issue: Atlanta street named for Central State alum, Online poll leads to Central State University receiving $30,000 endowment, $15,000 scholarship from The Shade Room, Central State University student aims to revolutionize agriculture in the Bahamas, faculty spotlights, and more. 

    July 2023

    In this issue: Central State University named partner institution on $10 million NEXTGEN agriculture award, Spotlight: Marvelous Marauders, University Housing Solutions continues long-standing partnership with Central State University through $700,000+ unrestricted gift, Central State University's breeding program aims to create worker bees with smaller mandibles known as 'Ohio Mite Biters,' and more.

    July 2023 Special Edition: Welcome Interim President Alex Johnson

    In this issue: Central State University welcomes Interim President Alex Johnson. 

    June 2023

    In this issue: Renewed Central State University corporate partnership leads to invaluable internships, spotlights on Nationwide summer interns, Central State University-led Intel summer internship for women and underrepresented minorities kicks off, and more.

    June 2023: Exciting Changes to Online Giving

    In this issue: Central State University has announced exciting changes to online giving that will further enhance our ability to support the future of this esteemed Institution. 

    May 2023 Special Edition: Commencement

    In this issue: Laying the groundwork for a bright future and Congratulations to our graduates! 

    May 2023

    In this issue: Boren scholar returns from selective study-abroad experience in Tanzania, Environmental engineering students win global competition, Fulbright Scholars bring their cultures to campus, CSU Professor Abayomi Ajayi-Majebi, Ph.D., co-authors new book, WCSU 88.9 FM presents Funky Friday Live, and more.

    April 2023

    In this issue: CareSource funds $200,000 Community Health Worker Certificate Program, Central State to research self-driving cars, and more.

    April 2023 Special Edition: Outstanding Seniors

    In this issue: Meet some of the outstanding seniors receiving degrees from Central State University in May 2023.

    March 2023

    In this issue: A victory for the Lady Marauders, Therapy dog Penny's 2nd birthday, Dr. Derrick L. Foward, '90, named 'Activist of the Year,' and more. 

    March 2023 Special Edition: Charter Day

    In this issue: Celebrate 136 years of academic excellence at Central State University.