New KSU graduates pursue passions through degrees, work



New KSU graduates pursue passions through degrees, work

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 29, 2016) — Excerpt of Article: Some of the newest Kennesaw State University graduates have earned their degrees through majoring in their lifelong passions.

KSU is expected to graduate more than 1,600 students this week as the university holds its summer commencement Thursday and today. Interim President Houston Davis is officiating the graduation ceremonies for the first time.

One of those graduates knew she wanted to be a nurse since she was a young girl.

Morgan Bell, a Kennesaw Mountain High School graduate who lives in Acworth, graduated with her nursing degree Thursday. When she was a child, Bell said her father was diagnosed with leukemia. Interacting with nurses opened her eyes to the profession. ...

By Mary Kate McGowan 7/29/16

EDITOR'S NOTE: MDJ Photographer Kelly Huff's slideshow contains many photos from Commencement.

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The Marietta Daily Journal

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