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For Kean Visual Arts Graduate, Life as an Artist Brings Excitement, Variety and International Success

Suzanne Anan expected her classes at Kean University to strengthen her graphic design skills, but she couldn’t have predicted they would reveal a passion for painting that would set her on a course for international success.
Actor Holly Taylor smiles as she holds up the book, The New Art of Ideas.

Actor Holly Taylor Helps Kean Professor Launch Latest Book

When Michael Graves College Distinguished Professor Robin Landa was planning her 25th book, "The New Art of Ideas," she knew who to ask to design the cover and illustrations: her former student and Kean grad Holly Taylor '21, who stars in the Netflix series "Manifest."
Toms River high school teacher Christine Girtain is the state Teacher of the Year.

Kean Graduates Named NJ State Teacher of the Year and State Finalist

Toms River high school teacher Christine Girtain ’05 M.A. was selected for the state’s top teaching award, and Carteret elementary school teacher Leana Malinowsky ’08, ’12 M.A. was named a state finalist.
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Management Science Graduate Devotes Career to Helping the Underrepresented

Sara Peña ’96 developed a newfound confidence at Kean that has carried her through her career to her current role as PSE&G’s director of external affairs.
Artist Ricardo Roig, in a black jacket and gray cap.

Graduate Builds Rewarding Career as Artist After Developing Signature Technique at Kean

When Ricardo Roig ’08 gets the inspiration for a work of art, he sees a flash of light. His other milestone moments have struck like lightning bolts, too.
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Lessons from Kean’s Occupational Therapy Program Guide Graduate in Medical School

As a medical resident at the Cleveland Clinic, Kean University alumna Penina Gross-Richmond is excited about her future as a pediatrician.
Photos of the four Kean Distinguished Alumni Award honorees.

Kean to Honor Distinguished Alumni

Four Kean University alumni who built successful careers in fields from advertising to government will be honored Friday with Kean Distinguished Alumni Awards.   The honorees are:
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Education Degree Helps Kean Graduate in the Classroom — and Out at Sea

Christopher “CJ” Titmas ’14 operates a parasailing business in Point Pleasant when he's not teaching fourth grade in Manchester's Whiting Elementary School.
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What’s Next for Kean’s Class of 2022

Kean’s graduating class is continuing to climb higher. These Kean graduates are heading to law school, pursuing master's degrees, going on service trips, and starting their careers. Check out what some of our cougars will be doing after graduation.
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Kean Graduate Excels as CEO in Male-dominated Industry

With her Kean economics degree, Maria Piastre ’04 forged a career that has put her at the top of New Jersey-based precious metals refining company Metallix.