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Kelly Bachovchin, a young blond woman, sits on a bench in a grassy area.

Kean STEM Graduate Helps Scientists Bring Discoveries to Light

Kelly Bachovchin, Ph.D., uses her skills as a doctor of organic chemistry every day — but not in a lab.
Jenna Peterpaul at commencement at Prudential. To go with Vazquez story

Couple Leaves $850K to Kean, Expands Scholarship Fund for Future Teachers

An Elizabeth couple created a scholarship fund in memory of their only daughter, Damarys Vazquez ’98, a Kean graduate. Now following their deaths, their final gift increases the fund to nearly $1 million.
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Kean Awards Nearly 3,000 Bachelor’s Degrees to Class of 2023

A celebratory air and a sea of Kean blue filled the Prudential Center in Newark on Thursday, May 18, as Kean’s graduating seniors crossed the stage to receive their bachelor’s degrees. In a commencement ceremony held two days earlier, on Tuesday, May 16, the University awarded master's and doctoral degrees to 653 graduate students. Browse downloadable photos of Kean's Commencement ceremonies.
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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What's Next for Kean's Class of 2023

Whether they are heading to law school, pursuing master's degrees, going on service trips or starting their careers, students in Kean’s graduating class continue to climb higher. Check out what some of our Cougars will be doing after graduation.
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.
Portrait shot of Kean alumnus Eduardo Sotomayor

Kean Ocean Graduate Is Dedicated to Helping Victims

Attorney Eduardo Sotomayor ’17 started on his career path in law by earning a degree in criminal justice from Kean Ocean.
Scott LaFontaine sits before a laptop computer and sophisticated scientific equipment

Biotechnology Grad Uses Food Chemistry Expertise to Boost Beer and Food Flavor

The science of beer has driven the career of Scott Lafontaine, Ph.D., ’11, ’12, who studied with some of the best-known experts in the field and now teaches food chemistry to university students.
Kean alumna Khabirah White

Business Graduate Helps Navigate Diversity Roadblocks in the Workplace

Khabirah White '12 strives to be a leader in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion through her work in the healthcare industry.
Nia Phillips is a Kean graduate and physician assistant

Kean Biology Graduate Encourages Diversity in Medicine

A physician assistant and podcast co-host, Nia Phillips '14, DMS, is passionate about patient care and empowering Black listeners to pursue careers in medicine.