KSU's Keisha Hoerrner discusses importance of first year of college

 

KSU's Keisha Hoerrner discusses importance of first year of college

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 6, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: Appearing on WABE's "Closer Look" program, University College Dean Keisha Hoerrner discussed the importance of the first year of college, its potential pitfalls and what Kennesaw State is doing to help first-year students achieve academic success.

Kennesaw State is one of 44 universities – and the only one in Georgia – selected by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) to help set the course for first-year academic success among college students nationally. This initiative is geared especially to low-income, first-generation and minority students.

In 12 of the last 13 years, U.S. News and World Report has recognized Kennesaw State as having one of the best first-year programs in the country. KSU's award-winning Thrive program helps qualified incoming first-year students to maintain the HOPE scholarship.

Click here to listen to the entire segment, starting at the 41:36 mark:

http://news.wabe.org/post/closer-look-college-graduates-allergies-and-more

Name of Publication:
WABE 90.1 FM

Link to Article:
http://news.wabe.org/post/closer-look-college-graduates-allergies-and-more


 

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 kennesaw.edu

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