Celebrating Our Newest Graduates


As the fall semester at Kennesaw State comes to an end this week, it is time to celebrate a job well done. KSU  students have shown tremendous determination and resilience in this unique time, and we should recognize how impressive it is that they were able to accomplish so much despite their many challenges.

Above all, I want to congratulate this semester's class of graduates for successfully completing their degrees. We are welcoming an impressive class of Owls to the ranks of our distinguished alumni.

The fall graduating class includes nearly 3,000 graduation candidates, with close to 2,500 earning undergraduate degrees and almost 500 earning graduate degrees. Students from the newly named Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences are earning the highest number of undergraduate degrees with just over 700, and the Bagwell College of Education is conferring the most graduate degrees at slightly more than 140.

As they move to the next phase of their lives, so many of our graduates are starting exciting careers or continuing into graduate school for additional education. Whether they will be teaching first-graders at a Georgia elementary school, working at a prominent national accounting firm, or starting graduate school in operations research, the newest KSU graduates are already setting a course for success. Their time at Kennesaw State has given them all the tools they need to become leaders in their chosen fields.

I join Kennesaw State's faculty and staff in wishing the graduates a future filled with joy and great success. And I remind all of our newest graduates to use #KSUGrads if they are sharing their photos and stories on social media and to remember that once an Owl, always an Owl. Please come home to see us often. I am inspired and full of hope knowing that our future will be in your capable hands.

Congratulations for a job well done!

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten