Graduates Taking the Next Steps to Success


This is a special week for Kennesaw State University as we celebrate our newest class of graduates during the six spring Commencement ceremonies. We are welcoming roughly 3,400 Owls to the ranks of our distinguished alumni as they walk across the stage for their degrees. I join Kennesaw State’s faculty and staff in heartfelt wishes for a future filled with joy and great success for our newest graduates.

So many of our graduates are moving on to exciting careers. For example, Ashtah Das, who came to KSU because of her interest in studying mechanical engineering while playing soccer as a student-athlete, will take her research skills in biotech to medical school; Mike Reynolds, whose innovative work in physics opened up new insights into experimental particle physics, will move on to pursue a doctorate in the field at Vanderbilt University; Tequila Porter, whose interest in researching public health issues has earned her a master’s degree in integrative biology, is heading to graduate school to pursue a doctorate in healthcare leadership at the University of California-Davis; and Teresa Eckart, who came to KSU to learn more about ballet after a career in law, will graduate and teach a new generation of students about dance.

After years of drive and dedication, these newest graduates can stand proudly at Commencement, secure in the knowledge they have reached a significant achievement.

I remind our newest graduates: once an Owl, always an Owl. Please come home to see us often. And, of course, we would be delighted to see many of you come back and join us as graduate students someday.

Congratulations for a job well done!

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten