KSU hosts Coles Executive MBA Lessons in Leadership event

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 15‚ 2007) − The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University…

Georgia (Feb 15, 2007) — KSU hosts Coles Executive MBA Lessons in Leadership event

Terri Thornton


Contact: Director of University Relations
Frances Weyand Harrison

Writer/Contact: Terri Thornton‚ 404−932−4347 or territhornton@mindspring.com

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 15‚ 2007) — The Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University will host the 7th Annual Coles Executive MBA “Lessons in Leadership” event Thursday‚ Feb. 22. Attendees will learn essential tools and leadership principles to help them achieve success by building organizational and individual credibility. The networking and educational event is open to current EMBA students‚ alumni and invited guests.

A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the KSU Center‚ followed by a keynote address at 6:45 p.m. from Barbara Pagano and Elizabeth Pagano‚ authors of Fast Company’s Book of the Month‚ “The Transparency Edge: How Credibility Can Make or Break You in Business.”

During the event‚ Gus George Maroun‚ EMBA alumni class of 2001‚ will present the Coles Executive MBA program with a $100‚000 gift to establish the Gus George Maroun EMBA Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is funded by the John and Rosemary Brown Family Foundation‚ which established the scholarship in honor of Maroun’s continual support and active involvement in the 18−month EMBA program. The scholarship will assist incoming students who are high−potential managers interested in earning the coveted Coles EMBA degree.

“Gus was an excellent student in the EMBA program and now‚ as an alumni‚ he continues to support Kennesaw State University and the Coles College of Business in important philanthropic areas‚” said Larry Bell‚ Managing Director of the Executive Education Programs at the Coles College. “We are proud to have a scholarship fund named after him in recognition of his enthusiastic commitment to the university.”

The annual Lessons in Leadership event is part of the Coles College EMBA alumni network‚ EMBARK‚ which uses events and online networking tools to help alumni stay connected. The lessons also exemplify the university’s commitment to life−long learning. Students and alumni are able to maintain a competitive edge by staying abreast of the latest trends and developments in the business world.

For more information or to RSVP‚ contact Cheryl Downing at 770−420−4622 or Cheryl_Downing@coles2.kennesaw.edu. Seating is limited.


A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third largest state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.



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