Costa Rican Consul General earns MBA degree from KSU’s Coles College of Business

Emilia Trejos‚ Costa Rica’s Consul General to Atlanta‚ will receive her MBA degree from…

Georgia (May 5, 2006) — Costa Rican Consul General earns MBA degree from KSU’s Coles College of Business

Terri Thornton

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Emilia Trejos‚ Costa Rica’s Consul General to Atlanta‚ will receive her MBA degree from the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University on Wednesday‚ May 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the University’s Convocation Center.

Trejos was appointed Consul General in 2002‚ and decided to earn her Master of Business Administration degree through the Coles College’s Career Growth MBA program. She also earned her undergraduate marketing degree at KSU.

“I had a great experience at KSU‚” she says. “The Coles College has great professors; this was a school where I wanted to stay‚” she adds. “The school itself has developed enormously. Dean (Tim) Mescon has done such a wonderful job.”

She became involved in a diplomatic career through her family. Her grandfather Jose Joaquin Trejos was a former President of Costa Rica‚ and her late mother preceded her as Consul General. Trejos served as Commercial Attache in Washington D.C. before being appointed to the Consul General post‚ succeeding her mother.

Trejos says the Career Growth program’s flexible schedule helped her manage both her studies and her fulltime diplomatic assignment. She took most classes at night‚ and also participated in a short‚ intensive study through the Coles College’s “Maymester” program‚ which takes place at the end of Spring semester. She also took one weekend class.

She said she started her higher educational experience at Georgia State‚ but Kennesaw State’s location appealed to her‚ especially since her office is near Windy Hill Road. “Another thing that was great was being able to attend MBA classes at the Galleria Centre‚” she says. “It was very convenient.”

KSU is really dear to my heart‚” Trejos says. “Dean Mescon is just a wonderful person. I’m very thankful I had the opportunity to attend Kennesaw State‚” she concludes.

Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of 18‚500 from 132 countries. The third largest state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ KSU offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

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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 more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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