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  • Brannan Vitek

    Kennesaw State entrepreneurship center funds high-tech student start-ups

    Kennesaw State students are taking what they learn from faculty in the Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center and investment from the Mookerji Innovation Fund to create tech and engineering projects, develop software ideas and launch businesses that solve consumer problems.

  • Amber Fellows

    Kennesaw State grad student joins triple Owl alum at NASA for summer internship

    A Kennesaw State University graduate student was selected from a nationwide pool of candidates to join a three-time Owls alum in work for NASA.

  • Ashley Beasley

    Kennesaw State alum leads new elementary virtual programs in Cobb Schools

    Kennesaw State University alumna Ashley Beasley says the virtual option is meeting the needs of some learners, and as director of elementary school virtual programs, she will help Cobb County teachers be ready to meet those needs and lead digital learning.

  • Sammy Mishkin

    Spring grad represents Kennesaw State at international music academy

    Mishkin finds sanctuary in music, which has been his passion for more than half his life and will now become his career.

  • owl pride in canton

    Kennesaw State brings Owl pride to Canton and Roswell

    Kennesaw State University President Kathy Schwaig and head football coach Brian Bohannon headlined a special meet and greet with Owl alumni, fans and friends in Canton and Roswell, Ga. 

  • Leah Pence

    Kennesaw State alumna to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

    Kennesaw State University’s Owls are proving once again they have what it takes to take on the "Jeopardy!" stage, as alumna Leah Pence prepares to make an appearance this week. 

  • Chani Maisonet

    Kennesaw State alumna lights up the stage on national tour of hit musical

    While crisscrossing the nation with a stage company of the hit musical “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations,” Kennesaw State University graduate Chani Maisonet still made time to visit one of her College of the Arts mentors. 

  • Bailey Dawson

    Kennesaw State Bagwell College of Education alum making waves at Georgia Aquarium

    As senior manager of education programs at Georgia Aquarium, Kennesaw State University alum Bailey Dawson has a more vibrant classroom than his days as a Cobb County and Marietta City school teacher. But he says even a few years ago, he never would have expected to be teaching among schools of fish.

  • From left: Brian Culp, chair, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education; Ansley (Pruitt) Denn; Carla Pruitt; Addison Pruitt; Monica Swahn, Dean of Wellstar College

    Scholarship established for Kennesaw State’s health promotion major

    Throughout his life, Kennesaw State University graduate Jeff Pruitt sought to lend a hand where he could. With that in mind, Pruitt’s widow, Carla, figured the best way to establish his legacy would be through an endowed scholarship in Kennesaw State’s Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. 

  • Raymond Goslow

    December graduate represents Kennesaw State on 'Jeopardy!' National College Championship

    Kennesaw State University graduate Raymond Goslow grew up watching "Jeopardy!" and said he always had ambitions to be on the show.

  • top 25 to watch

    Kennesaw State Dance alumni named to Top 25 to Watch list, continuing program’s record of national recognition

    Over its 16 years of existence, Kennesaw State University’s Department of Dance has seen its national reputation grow. That trend accelerated this week as Dance Magazine named two KSU Dance alumni to its annual Top 25 to Watch list.

  • Braves 2021

    Kennesaw State community plays a part in Braves’ championship season

    As students, faculty, staff and alumni celebrate the Atlanta Braves’ first World Series championship since 1995, some in the Kennesaw State University community got to see the dream season unfold up close.

  • Chris and Amanda Arrendale pictured on the Never Stop Learning bench on Marietta Campus.

    Alumni establish scholarship to help Kennesaw State computing students in need

    Chris and Amanda Arrendale, both graduates from Southern Polytechnic State University (SPSU), now Kennesaw State University, feel like they have come full circle. 

  • SPSU logo t-shirt

    SPSU Alumni Society president invites Hornets to stir the nest

    The name Southern Polytechnic State University invokes a special type of pride from those who bleed green and gold. It’s a feeling many SPSU alumni felt this week when the Kennesaw State University Alumni Association launched the official Southern Polytechnic State University Alumni Society (SPSUAS). 

  • Marching owls

    Marching Owls Alumni Society Created at Kennesaw State University

    To say that the students of “The Marching Owls” are a close-knit bunch may be an understatement. So, it comes as no surprise that alumni of KSU’s Marching Band (KSUMB) have banded together to create the Marching Owls Alumni Society, or MOAS. 

  • Stephanee Stephens

    Kennesaw State alumna tapped by Microsoft to help promote teaching with technology

    Kennesaw State University double alumna Stephanee Stephens has dedicated her career to enhancing education through technology, and she now is accomplishing that as part of one of the world’s top technology companies. 

  • Simone Stevens

    Kennesaw State alum joins internationally renowned dance company in Chicago

    Kennesaw State University alumna Simone Stevens is fiercely confident, and not only in her abilities as a professional dancer. However, she learned this year she can still surprise herself.

  • Ian McDonald

    Kennesaw State alumnus selected for international exchange program for young professionals

    A Kennesaw State University graduate has embarked on another step toward his goal of a career abroad by earning a spot in a prestigious international exchange program co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the German government.

  • Jade Luco

    Kennesaw State alumna pursues biomedical research through NIH program

    Jade Lugo became a researcher almost by accident. Now, the Kennesaw State 2021 biochemistry graduate has secured a postbaccalaureate research position with the National Institutes of Health (NIH).



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