More than 3,200 students walk across Kennesaw State University's stage (Marietta Daily Journal)


Graduates awarded degrees during spring commencement

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 10, 2017) — More than 3,200 new Kennesaw State University graduates can now call KSU their “owl-ma mater,” said this year’s KSU Foundation Distinguished University Professor, Divesh Sharma.

KSU is awarding its students their degrees Tuesday and today during five commencement ceremonies.

Sharma, an accounting professor in KSU’s Coles College of Business, delivered the spring’s first commencement speech Tuesday morning.
Sharma shared his personal story to show the recent graduates how important it is for them to have gumption — the willpower and belief in themselves to succeed.

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