Professors honored for elections work

Brit Williams and Merle King of the Computer Science and Information Systems Department at Kennesaw…

Georgia (Jun 30, 2005) — Professors honored for elections work

Stacey Moore

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

Brit Williams and Merle King of the Computer Science and Information Systems Department at Kennesaw State University are recipients of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Medallion Award. The NASS Medallion Award allows individual secretaries of state to recognize outstanding service and dedication to furthering the mission of the National Association of Secretaries of State within their state.

Williams and King were recognized for their elections work in the state of Georgia. Williams is professor emeritus at KSU and is recognized nationally as an authority on electronic voting systems. King is department chair and executive director of the Center for Election Systems at KSU. The two men were honored at the May 2005 meeting of the Georgia Election Officials Association in Savannah.

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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 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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