Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and other local officials to address graduates

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First alum of KSU’s Academy for Inclusive Adult Education among more than 2,200 graduating…

Georgia (May 3, 2011)MEDIA:

First alum of KSU’s Academy for Inclusive Adult Education among more than 2,200 graduating this spring
 
KENNESAW, Ga. (May 3, 2011) —Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is one of the scheduled speakers who will address graduates as Kennesaw State University confers 2,229 degrees in five ceremonies during spring commencement exercises next week.

Among the graduates will be Kelsey Bizzell and Chris Hunnicutt, the first alum of Kennesaw State’s Academy for Inclusive Adult Education.The academy is a unique two-year certificate program designed to provide students with developmental disabilities a college experience. The academy is part of the WellStar College of Health and Human Services.

WHO/WHEN:
Commencement speakers are:
 
Bill Bolling, founder and executive director, Atlanta Community Food Bank
WellStar College of  Health and Human Services and College of Science & Mathematics
Tuesday, May 10, 10 a.m.
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Tim Lee, chairman, Cobb County Board of Commissioners
Bagwell College of Education, College of the Arts and University College
Tuesday, May 10, 3 p.m.
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David Connell, president and CEO of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce
Graduate College
Tuesday, May 10, 7 p.m.
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Kasim Reed, mayor of Atlanta
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Wednesday, May 11, 10 a.m.
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Mark Wilson, founder and former CEO of Ryla, Inc.
Coles College of Business
Wednesday, May 11, 3 p.m.
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WHERE:
The Convocation Center on the KSU campus, 1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, Ga.

Please park in the KSU East Parking Deck located adjacent to the Convocation Center. Click here for a campus map.

Please R.S.V.P. to Jennifer Hafer, 770/423-6711 or jhafer@kennesaw.edu.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including new doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of more than 23,400 students from 142 countries.



 

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 kennesaw.edu

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