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  • George and Alice Kalafut

    Kalafut family continues support of Kennesaw State with latest scholarship fund

    May 13, 2021

    George and Alice Kalafut have been part of the Kennesaw State family for more than 30 years, and now their own family is the inspiration for their latest gift to the University. Named in honor of George and Alice’s daughters, the Katherine Kalafut Cody and Tracy Kalafut Collerain Endowed Scholarship will support students in KSU Journey Honors College and the Coles College of Business who are majoring in finance, accounting or information systems.

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  • Jacob Rybak

    Kennesaw State student earns national recognition for research

    April 26, 2021

    Jacob Rybak is having an unforgettable final year as a Kennesaw State University student, presenting to prestigious research conferences across the country and even being a featured speaker for one of them. Rybak has been working with professor Susan Hardy for several months on research aimed at reforming the prison system in the United States and reducing the number of former inmates who relapse into criminal activity and return to jail.

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  • Coca Cola Scholars

    Kennesaw State students find continued success in Coca-Cola Scholarship program

    April 23, 2021

    Prior to enrolling at Kennesaw State University, first-generation student Kamille Suarez-Paulino said there were few people who could offer guidance for her college career. Now a third-year student in The Coca-Cola First Generation and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholars program, the economics major wears her first-generation status as a badge of pride. Suarez-Paulino is one of 35 students who have benefited from the program made possible by a $1.25 million donation from The Coca-Cola Foundation.

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  • Robert Connor

    Kennesaw State Honors student awarded for scholarship and service

    April 19, 2021

    On his bedroom walls, KSU Journey Honors College student Robert Connor has a collection of sticky notes with motivational phrases he’s written, including, “You have 1,440. How are you using them?” – in reference to the number of minutes in each day. Connor is making the most of each day as a student and a leader, and accordingly has been recognized as this year’s top student in Kennesaw State University’s President’s Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) program.

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  • Aaron Gagnon

    Apple executive, Kennesaw State alum encourages students to aim high

    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.

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  • Taron Ragan

    'Unstoppable determination' lands accounting student job at top firm

    March 30, 2021

    Taron Ragan has faced more than his share of tragedy in his life, but the senior accounting major never let those circumstances stand in his way of working toward his bachelor’s degree at Kennesaw State. Ragan, who will graduate in May, already has a full-time job in hand with Deloitte, a leading national accounting firm, as an audit associate.

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  • Adam Stickler

    Kennesaw State Has Strong Showing in National Collegiate Sales Competition

    March 22, 2021

    The Kennesaw State University Sales Team finished third at the recent National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC), which saw more than 160 sales students from 68 universities across the United States and Canada competing for the top spot.

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  • FinTech

    Kennesaw State Equips Students for Georgia's Booming FinTech Sector

    March 08, 2021

    To help prepare students for jobs in Georgia’s fast-growing financial technology sector, Kennesaw State University has leveraged its partnership with the Georgia FinTech Academy to launch an academic minor in fintech beginning Fall 2021. This is the first program of its kind in the state.

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  • Amani Project

    KSU students help nonprofit take music education global

    February 22, 2021

    With many nonprofits facing a financial strain from charitable donations declining during the pandemic, Kennesaw State University students are helping one affected organization launch a new product so that it can weather the storm and continue bringing music education programs to children around the world. International marketing students in Kennesaw State’s Master of Business Administration program recently began collaborating with Amani Project, a nonprofit that works with community organizations in five countries to create free music-making clubs for at-risk children.

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  • Information Systems

    Partnership to bring enterprise-level software into classroom

    January 06, 2021

    As enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems remain critical to the success of many large and mid-sized companies, Kennesaw State University is partnering with technology firm LeanSwift to teach students the skills to help clients roll out these powerful, yet complex, business systems.

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