Veterans organization presents scholarships to KSU students

Three annual scholarships will be presented to Kennesaw State University nursing students by an…

Georgia (Dec 15, 2004) — Veterans organization presents scholarships to KSU students

Karen Kennedy

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Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or fweyand@kennesaw.edu

Three annual scholarships will be presented to Kennesaw State University nursing students by an elite veterans organization that wishes to honor the role nurses have played during wartime.

The veterans group‚ La Societe des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux 40/8 Sweetwater Voiture 1597 (Forty & Eight Club)‚ originated in 1920 to honor American veterans who served in France in World War I. Today the membership includes invited veterans from the two World Wars‚ Korea‚ Vietnam and Desert Storm.

Three members of the Forty & Eight Club will be at the signing‚ Friday‚ Dec. 17. Also attending are the three scholarship recipients‚ Nursing Department Chair Dr. David Bennett and Interim Vice President for Advancement Dr. Wes Wicker.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 34 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 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 38,000 students. With 13 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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