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 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