Alicia Colicchio submitted the winning design in a contest held for students to create an image to go with the Campusâ€™ â€œYouâ€™ve Got Mailâ€ promotional campaign.
Colicchio, a Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies major, drew the Kent State mascot Flash in full flight while holding an envelope. This image will appear not only in flyers and other pieces of communications about the importance of opening emails, but will appear in the emails as well.
Retention Specialist Liz Driscoll felt that the students needed to be reminded exactly of how important opening, reading and acting upon email is for the student. â€œWe have students who miss important deadlines and then wonder why they got dropped from a class,â€ Driscoll said. â€œMost of the time itâ€™s because they didnâ€™t pay attention to an email that was sent to them from the university.â€
Email is the official form of communication from Kent State University.