July 08, 2022
A natural on stage at the piano, Sammy Mishkin flies through George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” in an empty concert hall, serene as his fingers fly over the keys.
May 18, 2022
On May 11-12 Kennesaw State University will celebrate commencement for its Class of 2022. For some members it means entering the workforce, while for others it’s one step completed on the way to a master’s or doctoral degree. For all, receiving a degree represents completing a challenge. Read to learn about a few of the new graduates who make Owl Nation proud.
May 12, 2022
Cheers and tears came together at the Kennesaw State University Convocation Center this week for spring Commencement. Graduates, their families, faculty and the entire University community gathered to celebrate conferring of degrees to more than 3,500 over two days of ceremonies. Enjoy this look at the pomp and circumstance, the joy and pride of these Forever Owls. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!
March 15, 2022
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today named Dr. Kathy “Kat” Schwaig president of Kennesaw State University (KSU), effective March 16.
March 08, 2022
Board of Regents Chairman Harold Reynolds and University System of Georgia (USG) Acting Chancellor Teresa MacCartney have announced Dr. Kathy “Kat” Schwaig as the sole finalist for president of Kennesaw State University.
August 30, 2021
Kennesaw State University double alumna Stephanee Stephens has dedicated her career to enhancing education through technology, and she now is accomplishing that as part of one of the world’s top technology companies. As a modern workplace senior specialist with Microsoft, Stephens provides educational support to P-12 and higher education professionals throughout the southeastern United States. Stephens, who previously led the iTeach unit in KSU’s Bagwell College of Education, shows educators how to utilize Microsoft’s resources and technological tools to advance teaching and learning through innovative methods.
August 26, 2021
— Kennesaw State University alumna Simone Stevens is fiercely confident, and not only in her abilities as a professional dancer. However, she learned this year she can still surprise herself. She was hired this summer to join Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, an internationally renowned contemporary dance company. The job is one she had been dreaming about since early in her career as a dance student at Kennesaw State.
August 10, 2021
Jade Lugo became a researcher almost by accident. Now, the Kennesaw State 2021 biochemistry graduate has secured a postbaccalaureate research position with the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Lugo, who had pursued several majors before deciding that she wanted to be a neuroscientist, will participate in NIH’s Postbaccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award program, which allows college graduates pursuing advanced degrees to spend one to two years conducting biomedical research with leading NIH scientists.
August 03, 2021
Jaylen Jackson developed a love of languages as a Kennesaw State University student, and now he has received a Fulbright grant to continue toward his career goal of teaching English as a second language to adults. “Being a Fulbright recipient gives me a great opportunity to get experience and pursue my dream,” said Jackson, who will serve as an English teaching assistant at a university in Brazil for one year starting in March. “I know that a Fulbright is difficult to get, so I’m honored to be part of it.” Jackson, who graduated last year with an integrative studies degree, is one of three Kennesaw State alumni recently awarded a Fulbright to study or teach abroad.
July 30, 2021
Hope Didier forged her own path at Kennesaw State – an academic journey that blended divergent passions in dance and the sciences. The July graduate will earn two bachelor’s degrees this week in fields not typically paired: dance and molecular and cellular biology.