More than 1‚900 students graduate from Kennesaw State

Spring commencement features first master’s degree−only ceremony

Georgia (May 13, 2009) — More than 1‚900 students graduate from Kennesaw State

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More than 1‚900 students to graduate from Kennesaw State this week

Spring commencement features first master’s degree−only ceremony

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 12‚ 2009) — Kennesaw State University will celebrate spring commencement this week with four ceremonies‚ including its first graduate degree−only ceremony and the graduation of 20 Chinese government officials earning Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.) degrees. In all‚ more than 1‚996 students will be receiving degrees this spring.

Kennesaw State University spring commencement. More than 1‚800 KSU students from the College of Humanities and Social Sciences‚ the Bagwell College of Education‚ the WellStar College of Health and Human Services‚ the Coles College of Business‚ the College of Science and Mathematics‚ the College of the Arts‚ the University College and the Graduate College will receive their degrees.

Commencement speakers are:
• Wednesday‚ May 13‚ 7 p.m.‚ Norman Radow‚ CEO‚ Radco and chairman‚ KSU Foundation;
• Thursday‚ May 14‚ 2 p.m.‚ Tom Key‚ executive artistic director‚ Theatrical Outfit‚ the Balzer Theater;
• Friday‚ May 15‚ 10 a.m.‚ Stephen Dolinger‚ president‚ Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education; and
• Friday‚ May 15‚ 4 p.m.‚ Roland Smith‚ CEO‚ Wendy’s/Arby’s Group.

The Convocation Center on the KSU campus‚ 1000 Chastain Rd.‚ Kennesaw‚ Ga.


Kennesaw State University is the third−largest university in Georgia‚ offering more than 65 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including new doctorates in education‚ business and nursing. A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population of more than 21‚000 from 142 countries.


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