Kennesaw State University welcomes newest alumni (Marietta Daily Journal)


Students receive degrees at summer commencement

KENNESAW, Ga. (Jul 29, 2017) — More than 1,600 Kennesaw State University students turned their tassels and became alumni in three commencement ceremonies held Friday.

“It’s been a long and difficult road to get to where you are today, but I promise you, as you will see over the coming days, months and years, it is well worth it,” KSU President Sam Olens told graduates at the 10 a.m. ceremony, the university’s 196th commencement.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. 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