Celebrating a New Class of Graduates


This is a big week for KSU as we recognize more than 2,600 graduating students through five commencement ceremonies.

The road to completing a degree came with financial challenges for some students who were within a semester of graduating. But through the Gap Scholarship program, many of these students are able to graduate on time. This resource assists students who are struggling financially in their final semester by helping them "fill the gap" after they've exhausted their financial aid options and need a small amount to complete one final semester.

More than 500 students have earned their KSU degree since the Gap Scholarship program was launched in Fall 2018, with 130 of these recipients graduating this week. Students like LaBrittany Koger, a human services graduate, who will begin work with Americorps here in Georgia following graduation. Ultimately, she plans to attend graduate school. Cody Brown, a construction management graduate, will begin his career as an assistant project manager for Primus Builders. And Kayla Jordan, a nursing graduate, who also will receive her RN license, is deciding between three job offers with different healthcare organizations.

The Gap Scholarship program is a shining example of what putting students first looks like. I am proud of LaBrittany, Cody, Kayla and all of our graduates, and I join our talented faculty and staff in wishing each of our graduates a future filled with joy and great success.

On a personal note, my husband, Jason, and I wish each of you a very Happy Holiday. Your dedication as a student or for our students is what makes Kennesaw State a truly special university, and I thank you for all that you do.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten