University College podcast features first-generation student


Josh Brown credits First-Year Seminar with adjustment to KSU

KENNESAW, Ga. (Apr 10, 2020) — Just like Georgia Tech transfer student Josh Brown, about one-third of Kennesaw State University students are the first in their families to attend college. The former physics major has found his home in the department of sociology and criminal justice, where he is concentrating in cultural diversity studies.

In an interview for University College’s podcast, Brown talks about his role as the co-founder of the First-Gen Owls organization at KSU, which seeks to create a community for all first-generation students on campus.

Listen to the episode here.  


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