Local students awarded music scholarships

Kennesaw—The Department of Music and the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University recently…

Georgia (Jul 28, 2006) — Local students awarded music scholarships

Cheryl Anderson Brown


Contact: Cheryl Anderson Brown‚ 770−499−3417

Kennesaw—The Department of Music and the College of the Arts at Kennesaw State University recently awarded scholarships totaling more than $7‚000 to 12 area high school students. All 12 students participated in the university’s 2006 Summer Music Clinic. They are all rising seniors.

“These students show terrific potential as musicians‚” says Assistant Professor of Music Michael Alexander‚ who organized the music clinic. “They are very fine students and people and would be an asset to the Music Department at KSU. We really enjoyed working with them and look forward to seeing them further their development as musicians.”

The scholarship recipients are:
Bethany Beckelic‚ Steven Bicknell and Angela Lim of Acworth; Will Green of Alpharetta; Carter Watts of Atlanta; Ashley Burke of Kennesaw; Suzanne Bergs and Krystal Grau of Lawrenceville; John Strawbridge of Lithia Springs; Jimmy O’Neill of Marietta; James Ruch of Powder Springs; and Ashley Scripka of Woodstock.

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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 state university out of 35 institutions in the University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a brand new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.

The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.



A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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