The Jackie Dobbins Cobb Memorial Scholarship is established at Kennesaw State

To honor a woman who spent her life in education‚ the family and friends of Jackie Dobbins…

Georgia (Jun 18, 2002) — The Jackie Dobbins Cobb Memorial Scholarship is established at Kennesaw State

Karen Kennedy

Abstract

To honor a woman who spent her life in education‚ the family and friends of Jackie Dobbins Cobb have established The Jackie Dobbins Cobb Memorial Scholarship‚ a fully−endowed scholarship‚ at Kennesaw State University. Mrs. Cobb passed away unexpectedly May 10‚ 2002‚ while visiting her daughter who lives in Italy.



Mrs. Cobb‚ who attended Kennesaw State briefly before earning a bachelor's degree in education from Georgia College at Milledgeville and a master's from Georgia State University‚ spent much of her 20−year teaching career serving the children of Paulding County. Mrs. Cobb's ties to KSU and KSU's respected teacher education program led her family to establish the memorial scholarship at the university.



KSU's Bagwell College of Education is the second−largest producer of teachers in the state. Teacher candidates from the Bagwell College have a 90+ percent pass rate on the PRAXIS test — Georgia's teacher certification exam.



The Jackie Dobbins Cobb Memorial Scholarship will support Kennesaw State students who have graduated from a Paulding County high school and are majoring in elementary education. The scholarship may be used for tuition‚ fees or related education or living expenses.



For information on how to contribute to The Jackie Dobbins Cobb Memorial Scholarship or how to apply for it‚ contact the Kennesaw State University Office of Development at 770−423−6027.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100 from 118 countries‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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