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Kean history professors Dennis Klein, Xurong Kong and Christopher Bellitto

Kean History Professors Receive National Honors

Three history faculty members at Kean have received national recognition and grant support for their scholarly research, bringing academic distinction to the University in the United States and abroad. Professors Dennis Klein, Ph.D., and Christopher Bellitto, Ph.D. received National Endowment for the Humanities grants and Assistant Professor Xurong Kong, Ph.D., was named a Fulbright Scholar finalist.
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Students in a group studying,

Kean’s World-Class-Education Expands with New Majors and Minors

Kean University is offering new academic programs at both the graduate and undergraduate levels this Fall, educating students in genetic counseling, exercise science, business analytics and more.
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Kean’s Provost Wins Award to Share Facts About COVID-19

As misinformation about COVID-19 continues to spread along with the virus, Kean Provost and Vice President of Research and Faculty Jeffrey H. Toney, Ph.D. has received an award to help increase awareness and understanding through science.
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The grad caps say it, its a beautiful day to graduate

Kean to Host In-Person Commencement Ceremonies for Class of 2020

Kean University will host a series of in-person commencement ceremonies on its Union campus the week of July 27 at Alumni Stadium to celebrate the tremendous accomplishments of the Class of 2020 amid the global COVID-19 pandemic, giving more than 3,000 undergraduates and nearly 700 graduate students the chance to cross the stage and be recognized in front of family and friends.
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Students walk on Kean University's Cougar Walk.

Kean Partners with County Colleges on Pathway to Kean Program

Kean University launched a new dual admission program called Pathway to Kean that gives students who don’t initially meet University admissions standards a clear path toward earning a bachelor’s degree. The initiative increases accessibility for an affordable four-year college degree in New Jersey.
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Kean Hall

Kean Trustees Vote to Keep Tuition and Fees Flat for 2020-21

Kean students will not see any increase in their combined tuition and fees in the coming academic year after the Board of Trustees voted on June 22 to hold the existing rates amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.
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Ariella Askew is the Kean 2020 valedictorian

Honors Student, Mom - Kean Valedictorian Managed It All

When she applied to Kean as a transfer student years after she first started college, Ariella Askew was not sure whether she would be accepted.
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A composite photo of Kean's Class of 2020 during the traditional tassel turn.

Kean Celebrates Nearly 4,000 Graduates in Virtual Commencement

The first Kean University class to graduate in a virtual Commencement celebrated in a ceremony complete with a tassel turn, personalized videos and speeches from special guests including Whoopi Goldberg. Nearly 4,000 undergraduate and graduate students earning degrees in dozens of fields marked the joyous day in living rooms, backyards and chat rooms during the online event.
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Michael DiTomasso, Class of 2020, Kean University

Third Time’s the Charm for Michael Graves College Graduating Senior

Michael DiTomasso’s educational journey at Kean proves there are different paths to success. The graphic design student is graduating magna cum laude after dropping out of Kean twice before. He also is already working in his field — as an art director at a Montclair advertising agency.
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Daniela Derius Rodriguez, Kean Class of 2020, poses with a photo of her mother.

Amid COVID-19 Sickness and Loss, Kean Student Graduates with Honors

Daniela Derius-Rodriguez recently lost her mother and grandfather to COVID-19, but the Kean senior pushed through sorrow and her own bout with the illness to graduate with top honors, just as her mother would have wanted.