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Kean President Testifies on Behalf of Hispanic Colleges and Universities at Congressional Briefing

Kean University President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., today testified virtually at a congressional briefing on the reauthorization of the federal Farm Bill, advocating for funding for agricultural-related educational programs and opportunities for Hispanic students.
Brielle Mowad is 3rd from left, Jacquelyn Machat is 2d from left. Both graduated from Kean Ocean.

Kean Ocean Grad Helps Build a ‘Field of Dreams’ for Special Needs Children

Brielle Mowad’s family envisioned building an inclusive playground for children with disabilities. The 2023 Kean Ocean graduate shared her dream and enlisted classmates to help.
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Kean Students Build Community at Elizabeth Housing Complex with Walking Art Trail

Kean’s Department of Occupational Therapy and the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth partnered to create a walking trail at the Mravlag Manor, with banners that tell inter-generational stories of the community’s residents.
Kean Professor Mia Zamora, Ph.D., in a graphic image with the words, Urban Impact Kean Podcast

Should We Fight Artificial Intelligence or Embrace It? The Role of AI in Education

On the eighth episode of Kean University’s podcast, Urban Impact, Mia Zamora, Ph.D., English professor and director of the Master of Arts in Writing Studies program, discusses the potential impact of artificial intelligence in the classroom and why she believes a humanistic approach is c
Former NY Giant Kareem McKenzie in front of Cougars Climb Higher sign on campus

From NFL to Ph.D., Former NY Giant to Earn Doctorate in Counseling at Kean

Former New York Giant Kareem McKenzie, the first in his family to earn a doctorate, is heading into a new career as a licensed professional counselor.
Jody Kantor and Holly Taylor

Kean Names Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Jodi Kantor, Acclaimed Actress and Alumna Holly Taylor as 2023 Commencement Speakers

Author and investigative reporter Jodi Kantor, of The New York Times, and critically acclaimed actress and Kean alumna Holly Taylor ’21 will be the featured speakers at Kean University’s graduate and undergraduate commencement ceremonies in May.
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Kean Students, Children with Special Needs, Climb Higher with Adapted PE Program

Kean's Cougars C.L.I.M.B. Adapted Physical Education program helps children with disabilities, ages 5-21, develop their motor skills by playing different sports and games. The program, created by Assistant Professor Alexandra Stribing, Ph.D., also gives Kean education students a hands-on learning experience.
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Supercharging Student Engagement by Embracing Diverse Cultures

On the seventh episode of Kean’s podcast, Urban Impact, Ana I. Berdecia, director of the Center for the Positive Development of Urban Children at the John S. Watson Institute for Urban Policy and Research at Kean, discusses the impact teachers have when they embrace the different cultures of their students and why stepping up cultural celebrations and measures that embrace diversity are key to engaging students on a deeper level.
Kean campus in spring shows students among flowering trees

New Program at Kean Aims to Bring Students Back to College

The message is clear: it’s never too late to return to college. A new Kean program encourages former students who left school to come back and complete their degrees.
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KEANetwork, Offering a Discounted Kean Degree, Expands

KEANetwork works with school districts, associations and businesses, including the New York Red Bulls pro soccer team, to provide the benefit of a reduced-cost education at Kean to their employees and active members.