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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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Kean Students Build Community at Elizabeth Housing Complex with Walking Art Trail

Kean’s Department of Occupational Therapy and the Housing Authority of the City of Elizabeth partnered to create a walking trail at the Mravlag Manor, with banners that tell inter-generational stories of the community’s residents.
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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.
Traditional African drumming and dance kicked off the African Heritage Graduation

Kean Celebrates 'Black Excellence' at African Heritage Graduation

An exuberant crowd of students, friends and family members filled Wilkins Theatre on Kean University’s Union campus on Saturday, May 6 for the 36th annual African Heritage Graduation, a cultural celebration of graduates of African descent. 
Kean University Honors Convocation 2023

Kean University Celebrates More than 1,200 Honors Graduates

Kean University honors graduates took center stage at Honors Convocation on Friday, May 5, marking an annual celebration for students graduating with the highest levels of academic achievement.
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Community Orchestra Revived at Kean

The Kean-NJIO Orchestra is comprised of talented musicians of all ages from the Kean community and surrounding areas who come together to perform classical and contemporary pieces throughout the year. Check out our video to see their joy in making music together.
Kean Professor Mia Zamora, Ph.D., in a graphic image with the words, Urban Impact Kean Podcast

Should We Fight Artificial Intelligence or Embrace It? The Role of AI in Education

On the eighth episode of Kean University’s podcast, Urban Impact, Mia Zamora, Ph.D., English professor and director of the Master of Arts in Writing Studies program, discusses the potential impact of artificial intelligence in the classroom and why she believes a humanistic approach is c
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Research Days Highlights Student Projects at NJ's Urban Research University

More than 1,300 students and faculty shared their research and creative works at the University’s 15th annual Research Days. The panel, poster and oral presentations spanned all academic disciplines and showcased Kean’s growing prominence as a research university.
Former NY Giant Kareem McKenzie in front of Cougars Climb Higher sign on campus

From NFL to Ph.D., Former NY Giant to Earn Doctorate in Counseling at Kean

Former New York Giant Kareem McKenzie, the first in his family to earn a doctorate, is heading into a new career as a licensed professional counselor.
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EMS Helicopter Visit Brings Health Profession Lessons to New Heights

Kean students learned about emergency medicine and career opportunities during a campus visit from the state’s JEMSTAR EMS helicopter, arranged by the College of Health Professions and Human Services.