Grant will help make Georgia’s highways safer

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety awarded Kennesaw State University a grant of $55‚…

Georgia (Mar 22, 2006) — Grant will help make Georgia’s highways safer

Karen Kennedy


Contact: Frances Weyand‚ Director of University Relations‚ 770−423−6203 or

The Governor's Office of Highway Safety awarded Kennesaw State University a grant of $55‚000 to educate Hispanics in Cobb and Cherokee counties about DUI laws and customs‚ seat belt use and general highway safety. The director of the grant is Alan LeBaron‚ professor of Latin American history. Staff from the A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service and Research are offering technical assistance. The DUI and highway safety program will be taught in English and Spanish‚ with course content designed by experts in Hispanic culture. In 2005 LeBaron received the GOHS Rookie of the Year Award for a previous Kennesaw State program‚ Highway Safety for Hispanics in Cherokee County‚ in recognition of the significant difference the program made in the level of highway safety in the state of Georgia.

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.


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