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Welena Noel and her father, Wisner, will both graduate from Kean the same day
Father and Daughter to Graduate from Kean Together

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 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.
Michael Graves College Inaugural Architectural Studies Class Set to Graduate

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

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.
Kean Ocean Drummer Snares Success With Viral Videos

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.
Cum Laude students pose behind their sign saying they are cum laude
Celebrating Academic Achievement at Honors Convocation

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.
Kean alumnus Mike Rizzo won a New York Emmy Award for his work in weather broadcasting
Kean’s 'Meteor Mike' Wins Emmy Award

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

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

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

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.