Kennesaw State University LINKS Program wins state award

The Georgia College Personnel Association recently named Kennesaw State University's LINK…

Georgia (Apr 9, 2003) — Kennesaw State University LINKS Program wins state award

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Abstract

The Georgia College Personnel Association recently named Kennesaw State University's LINK student leadership program "Outstanding Student Learning Program."



LINK is an acronym for "Leaders Involving Newcomers to Kennesaw." The program was created by Brian Wooten‚ assistant director of the Student Life Center. Wooten had a vision to develop a group of students who would assist incoming students at New Student Orientation by establishing personal contact with those newcomers and "linking" them to the KSU environment. Each new student receives a follow−up‚ hand−written‚ personalized postcard from his or her LINK leader following orientation. New students are also introduced to each other in small groups at orientation‚ providing them with potential friends from the very beginning.



As a result of their experiences with LINK‚ many newcomers to campus have chosen to get involved in student life‚ according to officials with the Student Life Office.



The Outstanding Student Learning Program recognizes innovative practices of a student affairs division or office‚ which promotes the goals of student learning and personal development.



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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 15‚600 from 118 countries. The fifth largest out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.



 

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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