Kennesaw mayor proclaims national College Colors Day, honoring Kennesaw State University


MEDIA ADVISORY “Black and Gold” colors will run deep during annual celebration planned…

Georgia (Aug 24, 2011)MEDIA ADVISORY

“Black and Gold” colors will run deep during annual celebration planned for Friday, Sept. 2   

KENNESAW, Ga. –(Aug. 24, 2011) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp and Vaughn Williams, Kennesaw State’s director of athletics, will meet Thursday with City of Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews, who will present the City of Kennesaw’s official proclamation, designating Friday, Sept. 2, as College Colors Day in honor ofthe state’s third-largest university.

The City of Kennesaw’s proclamation calls on citizens to show their Kennesaw State spirit by wearing their Black and Gold. College Colors Day is a national event, now entering its sixth year. It kicks off the fall semester’s intercollegiate athletics season and strives to advocate higher education through increased public awareness. The presentation will occur in the Presidents’ Board Room.


  • Daniel S. Papp, president, Kennesaw State University
  • Mark Mathews, mayor, City of Kennesaw
  • Vaughn Williams, director of athletics,Kennesaw State University


  • Thursday, August 25, 1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.


  • Presidents’ Board Room

Kennesaw Hall

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Rd., Kennesaw, Ga. 30144

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 70 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including 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.

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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