Kennesaw State psychology chair among notable USG faculty and alumni named to Regents’ Hall of Fame

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 3‚ 2007) — For his significant contribution to public higher education in…

Georgia (Apr 3, 2007) — Kennesaw State psychology chair among notable USG faculty and alumni named to Regents’ Hall of Fame

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (April 3‚ 2007) — For his significant contribution to public higher education in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University professor Randolph (Randy) Smith was among eight faculty and alumni honored at the Third Annual Regents Awards for Excellence in Education Celebration hosted by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in March.

Smith‚ chair of KSU’s Department of Psychology‚ along with three other USG faculty members and three notable USG alumni‚ was named to the Regents’ Hall of Fame during a program attended by Gov. Sonny Perdue‚ Board of Regents Chair Allan Vigil‚ USG Chancellor Erroll B. Davis Jr.‚ and Zell Miller‚ former Georgia governor and former U.S. senator‚ who received the Lifetime Achievement Award.

The winners were selected after the Board of Regents solicited nominations from every campus in its system. A panel of University System officials evaluated the faculty nominations‚ and an external panel named by the University System of Georgia Foundation evaluated the alumni nominations. The faculty recipients each received a $5‚000 check from the USG Foundation.

In 2006‚ Smith won the Board of Regents’ Award for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. The same year‚ the American Psychological Foundation presented him with the Charles L. Brewer Award for the Distinguished Teaching of Psychology for his noteworthy contributions to the scholarship of teaching. Recognized as one of the country’s foremost teachers in his discipline‚ Smith also serves as the editor of the journal Teaching in Psychology.

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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 university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.


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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 approximately 38,000 students. With 13 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 kennesaw.edu.

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