Program helps first-year students to adapt (Boston Globe)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Jan 3, 2017) — Stephanie M. Foote, director of the master’s program in first-year studies at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, was quoted in a Boston Globe story about the importance of helping first-year college students succeed.

“A lot of what we’re doing now is to respond to the uniqueness that exists in our students,” Foote said. “We have to be very aimed in our response to that diversity, and to create these environments where students feel included and feel they can thrive or flourish.”

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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