Kennesaw State University grieves loss of student

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 22‚ 2006) — Today‚ the Kennesaw State University community…

Georgia (Aug 22, 2006) — Kennesaw State University grieves loss of student

Frances Weyand


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

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Aug. 22‚ 2006) — Today‚ the Kennesaw State University community grieves the tragic loss of student Lauren Careen Cooper.

“We are tremendously saddened by the news‚” said Nancy S. King‚ Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Services. “Lauren will be deeply missed by the entire Kennesaw State community. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.”

Lauren was a marketing major who had been a student at Kennesaw State since 2002.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. It is the third largest university in the University System of Georgia.



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