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Kean University's oldest graduate in the Class of 2019, Michael Bradic

A Bachelor’s Degree at 72

At the age of 72, Kean Ocean student Michael Bradic checked something off his bucket list — getting a bachelor’s degree in history — and became the oldest graduate in the Kean University Class of 2019.
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Cougars Climb Higher at Kean Commencement 2019

VIDEO: The 2019 graduate and undergraduate classes of Kean University celebrated their commencements at NJPAC and the Prudential Center.
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Cougars Climb Higher at Kean Undergraduate Commencement 2019

Actor Jeff Daniels, nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in the Broadway blockbuster To Kill a Mockingbird, delivered a powerful address at the Kean University Undergraduate Commencement on May 23, exhorting the Class of 2019 to help repair a divided nation.
Kean University alumnus Trevor Signorino, Class of 2019

A ‘Model’ Kean Graduate

Not many students can say they worked their way through college as a Versace model, but Kean Ocean’s Trevor Signorino is the exception.
Welena Noel and her father, Wisner, will both graduate from Kean the same day

Father and Daughter to Graduate from Kean Together

For Kean graduates Welena and Wisner Noel, Kean’s Commencement will truly be a family celebration. The father and daughter will both receive bachelor’s degrees at the undergraduate ceremony on May 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark.
Four women graduating from Kean University's Nathan Weiss Graduate Program pose together.

Women Take the Lead at Graduate Commencement

Women receiving advanced degrees from Kean University’s Nathan Weiss Graduate College took a bow to thunderous applause, and the music of Beyoncé, at the graduate college commencement ceremony, held at New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark on Friday, May 17. Nearly 80 percent of the Class of 2019 are women.
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Michael Graves College Inaugural Architectural Studies Class Set to Graduate

VIDEO: Michael Graves College had its first class of architectural studies students graduate from the School of Public Architecture. Michael Graves, the legendary architect and designer, created the college's curriculum to explore the value of public spaces and provide students with a global education, including coursework in New York, Rome and in China at Wenzhou-Kean University.
Richard Bakker

Q&A: A Legend Retires After 50 Years at Kean

Rich Bakker, Ed.D., professor of health and physical education, looks back on his 50 years at Kean — teaching and coaching baseball — as he prepares to retire at the end of June.
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Kean Ocean Drummer Snares Success With Viral Videos

For Kean Ocean graduating senior Julianna Mascia, drumming has gone from a cure for high school distraction to the launchpad for an international career. See how this public relations student used social media to earn sponsorships, land touring gigs and build connections with artists like the Jonas Brothers.
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Cum Laude students pose behind their sign saying they are cum laude

Celebrating Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

Harwood Arena was bursting with energy and pride recently as the Kean community celebrated seniors who are graduating with honors at the Honors Convocation. More than 900 students will graduate summa cum laude, magna cum laude, and cum laude this year.