KSU awards first business and nursing doctorates at spring commencement

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KSU awards first business and nursing doctorates at spring commencement Philanthropist Ruth Ann…

Georgia (May 1, 2012)KSU awards first business and nursing doctorates at spring commencement

Philanthropist Ruth Ann Harnisch to receive honorary doctorate

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 1, 2012) — Kennesaw State University will graduate its first students receiving a Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) and Doctor of Nursing Science (DNS) during spring commencement exercises May 8 - 10, when 2,246 students will graduate.

At the May 10 at 10 a.m. ceremony, Kennesaw State will also award its 14th honorary doctorate to Ruth Ann Harnisch, president of the Harnisch Foundation, recognizing her support of the university’s Center for Sustainable Journalism.

                                                                                                        

WHO/WHEN:

Commencement speakers are:

  • Joseph Bankoff, president and CEO, Woodruff Arts Center

College of the Arts, College of Science and Math, University College

Tuesday, May 8, 2 p.m.

  • Billy Hayes, CEO Northside Hospital-Cherokee

Graduate College

Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m.

  • Margaret DeFrancisco, president and CEO, Georgia Lottery Corporation

            Michael J. Coles College of Business

            Wednesday, May 9, 9 a.m.

  • Francisco Rivarola, consul general of Peru in Atlanta

           College of Humanities and Social Sciences

            Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m.

  • Beverly Tatum, president, Spelman College

    Bagwell College of Education, WellStar College of Health and Human Services

          Thursday, May 10, 2 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Kennesaw State University Convocation Center, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA 30144

 

Contact: Aixa Pascual

678-797-2549, apascual@kennesaw.edu




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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