Kennesaw State celebrates College Colors Day Friday, Aug. 31

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President Papp and mayors sign proclamation in President’s Boardroom To watch a video of…

Georgia (Aug 29, 2012)

President Papp and mayors sign proclamation in President’s Boardroom

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KENNESAW, Ga. – (Aug. 29, 2012) — Kennesaw State University will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Aug. 31. The seventh annual event is dedicated to promoting the traditions and spirit that make the college experience great by encouraging everyone to wear their favorite college or university apparel that day.

Kennesaw State President Daniel S. Papp and Vaughn Williams, KSU’s director of athletics, met Wednesday in the President’s Boardroom with City of Kennesaw Mayor Mark Matthews and City of Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood to sign a proclamation designating Aug. 31 as College Colors Day.

The joint proclamation calls on citizens, students, faculty and staff to show their school spirit by wearing black and gold Kennesaw State-branded attire.

“College Colors Day is a great activity and way of bringing the University community together and show pride in Kennesaw State University,” Williams said. “The Department of Athletics has instituted every Friday as Black and Gold Day, and we look forward to the entire University showing its school spirit.”

College Colors Day, which coincides with “back-to-school” activities and the kick-off of the fall intercollegiate athletics season, strives to advocate higher education through increased public awareness. It also celebrates the achievements of colleges and universities, acknowledging their fundamental importance.

Since its inception in 2005, College Colors Day has grown rapidly across the country. Thousands of organizations and millions of individuals participate annually by donning their team colors and sharing in the college spirit with friends and colleagues.

In addition to showing its school spirit throughout the day, the Kennesaw State University community can show its pride at the women’s soccer game when the Owls host Tennessee at the KSU Soccer Stadium Friday, at 7 p.m. The first 150 fans who attend the game will receive free Owls T-shirts.

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering more than 80 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 student population of more than 24,100 from 130 countries.


(Photo caption) Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp joins with (l-r) Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews, Kennesaw State Athletics Director Vaughn Williams, Papp, Scrappy and Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood to officially proclaim College Colors Day. 


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