Continuing Education wins Governor’s International Award

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Oct. 17‚ 2006) — The Center for International Training in Continuing Education at…

Georgia (Oct 17, 2006) — Continuing Education wins Governor’s International Award

Kristy Webb

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Contact: Kristy Webb‚ 770−499−3100 or kwebb12@kennesaw.edu

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Oct. 17‚ 2006) — The Center for International Training in Continuing Education at Kennesaw State University has been chosen as the winner of the 2006 Governor’s International Award for the category of International Education.

The award honors the importance of education to the growth of international business in the state. Evaluated for its creativity and unique applications‚ the Center for International Training was honored on Saturday‚ October 14‚ 2006 at the World Trade Center during the Governor’s International Awards Gala.

“It is truly our honor to receive the 2006 Governor's Award for International Education out of 12 nominees. We are very excited about this recognition of our contribution to the State of Georgia since 1992. I would like to thank KSU administrators‚ Dean of Continuing Education‚ Barbara S. Calhoun‚ and our campus community for the support of our program for all these years‚” said Ken Jin‚ Director of the Center for International Training.

The Center for International Training at Continuing Education provides customized professional training programs for senior business executives‚ government officials‚ professionals‚ and students from China‚ Taiwan‚ Afghanistan‚ Africa‚ Romania‚ Hungry‚ Slovakia‚ Poland‚ and Ukraine. The Center has trained more than 2079 participants from China representing a wide variety of industries and government agencies in the past 14 years. In 1999‚ Kennesaw State University was selected as one of five training bases in the US by the Chinese government‚ the only one in the Southern United States‚ along with University of Illinois at Urbana−Champaign‚ Michigan State University‚ California State University at Hayward‚ and University of Maryland at College Park.

Training programs offered include Management‚ Public Administration‚ Human Resources Management‚ Public School Administration‚ Agriculture Technology and Techniques‚ Transportation Management‚ Renewable Energy‚Construction Safety‚ and Real EstateDevelopment and Property Management.

“The success of the program relies on the thorough understanding of the educational needs of our customers‚ strong partnership with international training organizations and collaboration with business communities. We are very proud to accept this award‚” said Dean of Continuing Education‚ Barbara S. Calhoun.

"Kennesaw State University is extensively involved in international programs‚ and prides itself on its global perspectives. Ken's program is an absolutely superb example of this‚ and the Center for International Training has had far reaching impact on our international‚ business and local communities. We want to build on those relationships by providing additional opportunities for international activities both here andabroad‚" said Dr. Daniel S. Papp‚ President of Kennesaw State University.

Continuing Education at KSU offers non−credit professional development and life enrichment classes for people of all ages‚ and does not require university admission to attend. Serving more than 26‚000 students annually‚ this is one of the largest programs in the country.

For more information or to register for any of these courses‚ call 770−423−6765 or visit www.kennesaw.edu/ConEd.

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Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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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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