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  • Mary Tankersley

    ⴫ý State management graduate aims to climb to the top of their sport

    December 13, 2023

    With a slight scowl, Mary Tankersley solemnly stares at a rock wall at Stone Summit climbing gym in ⴫ý 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 ⴫ý senior has only one leg.

  • Regnault Drake Sanders

    ⴫ý State programs help alumnus grow app that rewards students

    December 06, 2023

    Juggling school, extracurricular activities and earning spending money will be easier for students as a new phone application developed by a ⴫ý 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.

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  • Coles College Business Hall of Fame

    ⴫ý State's Coles College inducts Tommy Bagwell, Lori Kaczynski into Hall of Fame

    November 17, 2023

    Tommy Bagwell and Lori Kaczynski – two longtime supporters of ⴫ý whose contributions have created educational opportunities for countless students, were recently inducted into the Michael J. Coles College of Business Hall of Fame.

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  • Jordan St. Louis

    ⴫ý State senior bridges safety gap for law enforcement with tech startup

    November 15, 2023

    ⴫ý 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.

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  • Christy Storey and Matthew Lyons

    ⴫ý State institute, professor help Cherokee County address homelessness

    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 ⴫ý graduate and scholars at KSU led to a study that pinpointed the extent of the needs of unhoused people in the county.

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  • IVE lab

    ⴫ý State immersive experience lab presents future-focused research opportunities

    September 06, 2023

    Tucked away in an unassuming room on ⴫ý’s campus is a device that can help researchers study black holes, better understand microscopic organisms and even learn to fly.

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  • President Kathy Schwaig and Scrappy the Owl

    ⴫ý State leaders welcome faculty and staff for new academic year

    August 10, 2023

    While some of the 6,000 students who live on campus were moving into residence halls Thursday morning, ⴫ý’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.

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  • ⴫ý State graduate programs meeting rising demands

    ⴫ý State graduate programs meeting rising demands

    June 02, 2023

    From 2021 to 2022, ⴫ý 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.

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  • ⴫ý State sales competition lands Coles graduate a career opportunity

    ⴫ý State sales competition lands Coles graduate a career opportunity

    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 ⴫ý 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.”

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  • ⴫ý State Executive MBA ranked best in Georgia, No. 12 in the world

    ⴫ý State Executive MBA ranked best in Georgia, No. 12 in the world

    April 26, 2023

    For the seventh year in a row, ⴫ý’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.

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