WASF Selects 2017-2018 Kent State University Student Scholarship Recipient

The Warren A. Sill Fund is excited to announce the recipient of its 2017-2018 Kent State Student Academic Scholarship, Ricky Lovell. Ricky is entering his senior year at Kent State in the integrated social studies education program.

Ricky has been an engaging presence on campus, serving on Kent Interhall Council for four years and the past two as its director of student relations. He has also helped to refresh the Education, Health, and Human Services learning community to better connect first-year students to the university and their academic programs.


Ricky spent his summer as the middle school village leader at YMCA Camp Surf in San Diego, California where he worked with a diverse group of middle school youths and engaged with peers from across the country and around the globe.

This fall Ricky will complete his remaining professional development courses, as well as his teaching practicum at a local secondary school. In the spring, with the help of WASF, Ricky will travel to Europe and complete his final semester of student teaching overseas, incorporating a truly global perspective into his development as an educator.


While not in the classroom, Ricky reads as much as possible. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a personal favorite. He draws inspiration from Atticus Finch and the character’s willingness to stand up for what he believes is right with grace and dignity, even when faced with great animosity from his peers. A northeast Ohio native, Ricky enjoys taking in events around Cleveland as well as cheering on the City’s sports teams.

The Warren A. Sill Fund welcomes Ricky to the family!