Kim Taylor, a 1977 graduate of Howland High School spoke last month during Youngs-town State University's recent graduation ceremony along with keynote speaker, U.S. District Judge Peter C. Economus.
Taylor, who graduated from the university with a bachelor's degree in geography, spoke at the morning ceremony for undergraduate students on May 21 at Beeghly Center.
She was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society in 2010 and Gamma Theta Upsilon, the International Geographical Honor Society, in 2011.
During her years as a YSU student, Taylor has been awarded the JoAnn Knapic Academic Achievement award, the Vere Stalker Shaklee and Nina Pierce Shaklee Outstanding Geography Major award and the Michael Klasovsky Applied Geography award.
Taylor currently works full time as secretary for Trumbull County Auditor Adrian S. Biviano.
Taylor and her husband, Dave, are the parents of two boys, Vince and Dominic.