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Kean alumnus Mike Rizzo won a New York Emmy Award for his work in weather broadcasting

Kean’s 'Meteor Mike' Wins Emmy Award

Kean alumnus and adjunct professor Mike Rizzo, better known as television meteorologist @Meteor_Mike, is now an Emmy Award winner.
Actor Jeff Daniels

Actor Jeff Daniels, Comedian Nancy Giles to Speak at Kean University Commencements

Emmy Award-winning actor and three-time Tony Award nominee Jeff Daniels, who is currently on Broadway in the critically acclaimed production of To Kill a Mockingbird, will address more than 2,800 students and their families as the featured speaker at Kean University’s Undergraduate Commencement on Thursday, May 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark. Comedian, actress, CBS News Sunday Morning contributor and self-described “accidental pundette” Nancy Giles will speak at the Nathan Weiss Graduate College Commencement on Friday, May 17 at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark.
Four young woman pose

Kean Women Math Graduates Defy the Odds

Four women of color who will graduate with mathematical sciences degrees from Kean this May have been accepted to graduate programs nationwide, bucking a national trend showing both gender and racial gaps in math higher education and professions.
Grammy-winning Kean alumnus Stefanie R. Minatee

Grammy-Winning Gospel Singer Got Her Start at Kean

The Rev. Stefanie R. Minatee, D.Min., has performed gospel with Queen Latifah and Ray Charles, but her career really started with a decision she made at Kean - to major in music.
Dr. Yousseff Kousa ’05, ’07 M.S. examines a test tube in the lab

Kean Alumnus Discovers Genetic Link Between Two Congenital Disorders

Kean alumnus Dr. Youssef A. Kousa ’05, ’07 M.S. and his collaborators made a breakthrough discovery, identifying three genes that could be responsible for two previously unrelated types of congenital disorders — cleft lip and palate, and neural tube defects like spina bifida.

Three Kean University Alumnae Named New Jersey County Teachers of the Year

Three Kean University Alumnae Named New Jersey County Teachers of the Year

Recent Kean Alumna Presents at National Conference

Recent Kean alumna Lovely Randle presented a research project co-authored with Kean professor Armine Lulejian, Ph.D., at the 68th annual Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) conference.

Kean University Alumna Named Teacher of the Year