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News & Updates from the Honors College
Honors Student Accepted to Prestigious Law Schools 

Nikayla Wandelt is an Honors student majoring in International Business at Kennesaw State University (KSU). She will graduate this spring having received acceptances to several impressive law schools across the United States. This includes the University of San Diego School of Law, the University of Georgia School of Law, Baylor Law, University of Florida Levin College of Law, and American University Washington College of Law. Several of these acceptances were also accompanied by scholarship offers. 

While at KSU, Nikayla participated in the Great Books cohort through the Honors College which allowed her to study abroad in Montepulciano, Italy. During her sophomore and junior years, she was selected as a  Star Student Scholarship recipient and completed a six-month internship at Walt Disney World. She has also served in various leadership roles for KSU's Italian Club including marketing coordinator, vice president, and president. 

I am so very thankful to everyone who has been part of my journey here at KSU, especially my family, friends, and professors. Thank you for inspiring me to action.
-Nikayla Wandelt

Honors Student Accepted to the London School of Economics

Caitlin O'Kelley will graduate this summer with an undergraduate degree in International Affairs and a minor in Legal Studies. She's chosen to further her education and was accepted to the London School of Economics and Political Science where she will pursue a Master of Science in International Social and Public Policy. This program focuses on global level issues including poverty, immigration, and the environment. Caitlin will be specializing in the Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) track, which she hopes will allow her to work for an environmentally-oriented NGO. 

In addition to participating in the University Honors Program, Caitlin was also a member of the Great Books cohort and published an article in the Kennesaw Journal of Undergraduate Research.

"The Great Books Program was the highlight of my time at KSU, and the professors I have met through the Honors Program are nothing shy of extraordinary. I think the Honors experience allows you to build a more solid relationship with your professors that ultimately results in a more successful academic experience and greater career guidance. I love the Honors Program, and I would do it all over again if I could!"
-Caitlin O'Kelley

PEGS and Honors Student Selected for Internship in Washington D.C.
Vivian Martinez is a junior at Kennesaw State University (KSU) majoring in Political Science and minoring in Applied Statistics and Data Analytics. She  is completing an internship in Congressman Barry Loudermilk's office, who represents the 11th district of Georgia. In this role, she's  had the opportunity to attend congressional hearings and briefings, and provide supplemental research for bills being introduced to the floor for passage or for individuals seeking a co-sponsorship. 

Vivian has accumulated an impressive list of academic and extracurricular activities during her time at KSU. She completed the President's Emerging Global Scholars program during her first two years of college and subsequently served as a Peer Mentor for incoming freshmen. She's also a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honors Society and completed an internship at CIFAL Atlanta. Upon graduating with her undergraduate degree, Vivian plans to attend law school. 
The University Honors Program Welcomes New Advisor

Ann Johnson joined the Honors College as the University Honors Program Advisor for the Kennesaw and Marietta campuses in January 2018. Ann has seven years of experience as an Academic Advisor. Prior to beginning her career, she  attended Central Michigan University where she received a Bachelor's degree in Intergrative Public Relations and a Master's degree in Interpersonal Communications. 

Ann is looking forward to assisting Honors students and explained, "I'm excited to join the Honors College because of the opportunities to work with students to develop meaningful Honors Learning Experiences. I enjoy working with students on an individual basis to cultivate interpersonal relationships that help students become connected as members of the Honors family. I love working with students to help them develop the confidence to pursue new learning experiences. 
I look forward to working with the Honors College students, staff, and faculty."

Honoring Dr. Ralph Rascati

The Honors College is celebrating the life of Dr. Ralph Rascati. Dr. Rascati was an important part of KSU's history and served in several roles while at the University including  Professor of Biology, Chair of Biology and Physics, the second Dean of University College, Dean of the Honors College, and Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs. He also contributed significantly to the elite President's Emerging Global Scholars (PEGS) cohort, which allows students to travel internationally while also gaining leadership skills and participating in meaningful service activities. 

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Dates and Deadlines

February 28 Last Day to Withdraw Without Academic Penalty
March 3 KSU Preview Day - Kennesaw Campus
March 16 A Day with Honors for Prospective Students
March 23 A Day with Honors for Prospective Students
March 24 KSU Preview Day - Marietta Campus
March 31 Spring Break Begins
April 2-6 Honors Alternative Spring Break - Habitat for Humanity
April 27 Honors Graduation Brunch
April 30 Honors College Spring Lecture Event

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