Kennesaw State’s Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery scholarship breakfast is Sept. 24

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“Celebration of Recovery” breakfast set for Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Villa Christina at…

Georgia (Sep 5, 2013)“Celebration of Recovery” breakfast set for Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Villa Christina at Perimeter Summit  

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Sept. 5, 2013) — Kennesaw State University’s Center for Young Adult Addiction and Recovery (CYAAR) will host 11 scholarship winners during a “Celebration of Recovery” breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Atlanta’s Villa Christina restaurant at Perimeter Summit. Betsy Duffey, co-author of "The Shepherd’s Song: A Story of Second Chances," (pictured at right) will deliver the keynote address.


CYAAR’s chief fund-raising event benefits Kennesaw State’s Collegiate Recovery Community, which provides a supportive peer community within the campus culture that reinforces a student’s commitment to recovery. By providing social and academic support, students in recovery can be part of the mainstream college experience while putting their recovery and commitment to service first.


Daniel S. Papp, president, Kennesaw State University

Jerome Ratchford, vice president for Student Success, Kennesaw State University

Bob Mattox, assistant dean, Student Success Services, Kennesaw State University

Teresa Wren Johnston, CYAAR founding director, Kennesaw State University

Betsy Duffey, co-author of "The Shepherd’s Song: A Story of Second Chances" and keynote speaker

Rabbi Judith R. Beiner, community chaplain, Jewish Family & Career Services


Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30-9:00 a.m. (September is National Recovery Month, formerly National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month.)


Villa Christina at Perimeter Summit

4000 Summit Boulevard

Atlanta, Ga. 30319

For information and to RSVP, please call (678) 797-2538 or email

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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 90 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of 24,600 from 130 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