December 13, 2023
With a slight scowl, Mary Tankersley solemnly stares at a rock wall at Stone Summit climbing gym in Kennesaw planning a route to the top, tracing the hand and footholds with their eyes. After a few minutes, Tankersley stands up, chalks their hands, claps off the excess and walks to the base of the wall, peering up. Soon, they defy gravity, climbing the wall swiftly by swinging gracefully from one colorful rock to the next. It’s easy to forget – for onlookers and Tankersley both – that the graduating Kennesaw State University senior has only one leg.
December 06, 2023
Juggling school, extracurricular activities and earning spending money will be easier for students as a new phone application developed by a Kennesaw State University alumnus allows them to focus on learning while earning gift cards for good grades. The app, Schoolconomy, was inspired by the personal experiences of KSU alumnus Regnault Drake Sanders, who didn’t have a job while attending Luella High School in Locust Grove, Ga. and saw during college how working negatively affected his classroom performance.
November 17, 2023
Tommy Bagwell and Lori Kaczynski – two longtime supporters of Kennesaw State University whose contributions have created educational opportunities for countless students, were recently inducted into the Michael J. Coles College of Business Hall of Fame.
November 15, 2023
Kennesaw State University engineering senior Jordan St. Louis is using high-tech imaging technology to improve the safety of law enforcement officers and the community. His company, Generalized Robotics, founded during his freshman year, has created a 360-degree police camera called Patrol Buddy Go and has found its first client in the Clayton County, Ga. Police Department.
September 11, 2023
Connections matter in matching people who have no home with services they need. In Cherokee County this year, connections between a United Way leader who is a two-time Kennesaw State University graduate and scholars at KSU led to a study that pinpointed the extent of the needs of unhoused people in the county.
September 06, 2023
Tucked away in an unassuming room on Kennesaw State University’s campus is a device that can help researchers study black holes, better understand microscopic organisms and even learn to fly.
August 10, 2023
While some of the 6,000 students who live on campus were moving into residence halls Thursday morning, Kennesaw State University’s faculty and staff gathered in the Convocation Center to focus on the success of all the 44,000 students starting Fall semester on Monday.
June 02, 2023
From 2021 to 2022, Kennesaw State University enjoyed another year of student body growth and record-setting enrollment when many universities in the state saw theirs shrink. One of the major drivers of the University’s fourth consecutive year of growth was a more than 6% uptick in graduate student enrollment over the previous fall semester.
May 09, 2023
Avani Shah has always had a competitive streak — but not with others. “Ever since I was a child, I’ve struggled with profound dyslexia, which has presented me with constant challenges,” said Shah, a Kennesaw State graduating marketing major. “I consistently focused on outperforming my last effort and making progress. I learned early on the importance of playing to the best of my ability every time. That became my mindset, and it’s allowed me to be competitive in many ways.”
April 26, 2023
For the seventh year in a row, Kennesaw State University’s Executive Master of Business Administration has been rated as the best in Georgia and among the top in the world, according to the 2023 Global Executive MBA rankings released this week by CEO Magazine.