Several mayors declare College Colors Day honoring Kennesaw State University

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“Black and Gold” kicks off annual celebration Friday, Aug. 30  KENNESAW, Ga….

Georgia (Aug 19, 2013)“Black and Gold” kicks off annual celebration Friday, Aug. 30 

KENNESAW, Ga.  (Aug. 26, 2013) — Kennesaw State University President Daniel S. Papp and Vaughn Williams, Kennesaw State’s director of athletics, met Monday, Aug. 26, with the mayors of Kennesaw, Dallas, Powder Springs and Smyrna to sign a proclamation designating Friday, Aug. 30, as “College Colors Day” at the state’s third-largest university. The presentation occurred in the President’s Boardroom.


The joint proclamation calls on citizens to show their school spirit by wearing their Black and Gold Kennesaw State-branded attire as the Owls celebrate 31 years of intercollegiate athletics. College Colors Day is a national event, now entering its seventh year. It kicks off the fall semester’s intercollegiate athletics season and strives to advocate higher education through increased public awareness.


WHO: (left to right)

Max Bacon, mayor, City of Smyrna

Patricia Vaughn, mayor, City of Powder Springs

Vaughn Williams, director of Athletics, Kennesaw State University


Daniel S. Papp, president, Kennesaw State University

Mark Mathews, mayor, City of Kennesaw

Boyd Austin, mayor, City of Dallas



Monday, Aug. 26, 10-10:30 a.m.



President’s Boardroom, Kennesaw Hall

Kennesaw State University

1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144


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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 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