Kent State University at Tuscarawas is creating a new scholarship for engineering students in memory of former Engineering Technology director and longtime emeritus professor Dr. Kamal F. Bachara. (Kent State University at Tuscarawas)

NEW PHILADELPHIA - Kent State University at Tuscarawas officials are honoring the memory of a longtime professor with a new student scholarship. 

The Dr. Kamal F. Bichara Memorial Endowed Scholarship will be awarded annually to engineering technology students to continue the legacy of the program's former director who passed away September 1st. Campus Dean and Chief Academic Officer Brad Bielski says its a way to carry on the legacy of a trailblazer in engineering technology who impacted the lives of thousands during his 40-year tenure. 

“We would like to honor and celebrate Dr. Bichara’s commendable work as an educator over the span of four decades at Kent State University. He is leaving a lasting legacy and helped countless students make their mark on the world through engineering and technology,” he says.

Bielski says Bichara’s passion for the field of technology was unmatched and demonstrated in his career by gearing his students with vast knowledge, the latest technology and all the tools that he could provide to see them excel. 

In addition to his teaching duties, Bichara also served as a member of several career-based organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE) and Engineering in Medicine & Biology (EMB).

People who would like to contribute to the scholarship fund can send checks made payable to the Tuscarawas County University Foundation, c/o Kent State Tuscarawas, 330 University Dr. NE, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or visit to give online




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