July 01, 2021
From a young age, Emily Bagwell knew she wanted to be a scientist — to work in a laboratory, to wear a white lab coat every day, and to be an expert on her topic. At Kennesaw State University, she picked up the wide range of skills that helped her achieve that goal, earning a recent promotion to firearms technical leader at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, five years after joining the GBI as a firearms analyst.
June 29, 2021
It’s been six years since Southern Polytechnic and Kennesaw State joined forces to create Georgia’s second-largest university. The consolidation of the two schools created a total alumni base of nearly 130,000 living graduates. In recognition of the history, legacy and traditions that were an integral part of SPSU, the Kennesaw State University Alumni Association has chartered the Southern Polytechnic State University Alumni Society (SPSUAS).
June 22, 2021
Six innovative technology startups formed by Kennesaw State students and alumni are now one step closer to thousands of dollars in funding, having cleared the first milestone in the University’s Igniting New Companies (INC) business incubator. Supported by the Mookerji Innovation Fund – a $120,000 gift to Kennesaw State from technology entrepreneurs Sid and Sophie Mookerji – the INC invites students and alumni from across the University to apply for funding and development assistance for their tech-based businesses.
June 21, 2021
Former Owl and current volunteer coach Daniel Haugh qualified for the Olympics in the hammer throw finishing second in the finals at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Sunday at Hayward Field.
June 10, 2021
It’s not every communications intern who arrives at their first day of work with 28 years’ experience. For the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning (DECAL) and then-Kennesaw State University graduate student and intern Justin Webb, their collaboration resulted in three national video awards.
June 03, 2021
Taylor Rambo is a lifelong musician and performer. While he has always known his career would be in the arts, the Kennesaw State University Master of Business Administration graduate has discovered he prefers to work behind the scenes. Rambo, who earned his MBA from the Michael J. Coles College of Business in Spring 2021, recently was named executive director of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra. Formed in 1951, the GSO programs live orchestral, choral, and jazz performances at venues across Marietta and Kennesaw and oversees the Georgia Youth Symphony with music programs in more than 127 Georgia schools.
May 25, 2021
Anjie Adeyemo wants to play a role in boosting the health of children and reducing infant deaths, an area she researched while studying at Kennesaw State University. She’s taking another step toward that goal as one of just 12 people selected for this year’s Harvard Summer Program in Biostatistics and Computational Biology.
May 24, 2021
Sports broadcasting executive Brandon Howell, a 1995 graduate of Kennesaw State University, didn’t know how many problems he could juggle until the past year. As it turns out, it’s a lot. In 2020, Howell and his colleagues at Atlanta-based Fox Sports South and Fox Sports Southeast were already dealing with wholesale change. The networks were sold in the late summer of 2019, and a transition away from the Fox brand was underway. Then a once-in-a-century pandemic hit.
April 16, 2021
A moment of clarity during an intro-level accounting class nearly 30 years ago started Aaron Gagnon on a journey that has taken the Kennesaw State University alumnus around the globe and led him to become the top internal auditor for Apple, the world’s largest technology company. Gagnon, Apple’s chief audit executive, earned his accounting degree from Kennesaw State in 1994. He returned to campus this week from his home in Austin, Texas to speak with students in the Master of Accounting program about careers in the industry and the role Kennesaw State has played in his success.
April 08, 2021
While he was vice president of research and development at a Marietta medical device company, Michael Lipoma was rewriting his life’s script when he enrolled in Kennesaw State University’s Master of Arts in Professional Writing (MAPW) program in 2005. The KSU education, along with experience he gained as both a writer and producer since graduation has paid off for Lipoma. The International Screenwriters Association named him to its “Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2021” list.