Kennesaw State launches new tool to celebrate student success
KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 16, 2016) — Kennesaw State University has a new tool to celebrate student accomplishments and turn those achievements into an online profile for every one of our students.
These online profiles, or Merit pages, are automatically updated by Kennesaw State when students make the dean’s list, study abroad, earn academic awards and more. Hundreds of colleges in the U.S. use Merit to recognize and promote success via personalized Merit pages for their students. Updates to Merit pages are also shared with a network of stakeholders who care about each student’s success: their high schools, their hometown media outlets, their parents and friends via social networks.
What’s in it for students?
Merit pages are created and updated automatically. The university maintains the pages. Other organizations in the Merit network, such as national honor societies, Greek organizations and service groups, can also add achievements to Merit pages. They can, however, make additions if students desire. Merit allows each student to customize a Merit page URL, add a profile photo, bio, and other activities and work experience. Students can even include photos and videos to further demonstrate involvement. When Merit pages are connected to a student’s social networks such as Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, they will ensure that friends and family can also see and learn about the great opportunities they’re taking advantage of and being recognized for at Kennesaw State. It’s an important way for students to be a part of our story and help us tell it.
How Merit works
Merit is an automated email system managed by University Relations.
- Students receive an email from the University at their student email addresses.
- After opening the message, click “view my achievement.”
- Claim your Merit page by connecting through Facebook, Twitter or email. Your Merit page will showcase your college career achievements.
- Customize your page with a photo, personal activities and privacy settings.
- Share your badge via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or email.
- Look out for future emails with badges for student accomplishments.
How to opt out
- Follow the opt-out instructions in the bottom of any Merit email you receive OR
- Follow these instructions from Merit.
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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.