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Kean Celebrates Women's History Month

Kean University will honor the role women play in business, the sciences, education and now in the White House during Women’s History Month, featuring special events throughout the month of March. Watch as President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., kicks off the celebration in a video message.
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Kean student and U.S. Navy veteran Ashley Tufuga

Kean Receives USDOE Grant to Increase Services for Student Veterans

Kean has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education that will expand its nationally recognized services for student veterans to further smooth their transition to college and support them during their time at the University.
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Kean University sophomore Jordan Johnson on stage with a spotlight behind her.

Spoken Word Performers to Be Featured at Kean’s Black History Month Kickoff

Spoken word is a blend of poetry, rap and performance that is gaining national exposure and will be a key part of Kean’s Black History Month Kickoff event this week.
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A screen shot of a Zoom event. Dr. Lamont Repollet speaks to First-Generation Students via Zoom. He is a Black male wearing a white shirt, gray suit jacket and striped tie, sitting in front of a wood-panel wall. Six people appear in Zoom boxes to the left of the frame.

Kean Honors Students Who Are First in Their Families to Attend College 

A weeklong series of events at Kean University marking First-Generation College Celebration Day culminated in a virtual address by President Lamont O. Repollet, Ed.D., in which he encouraged first-generation students to “be extraordinary.” 
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Brad Butler II is a motivational speaker and Kean grad. He spoke to Kean's football team.

Kean Grad Overcomes Obstacles to Become Motivational Speaker

Brad Butler II experienced his parents’ substance abuse, his own academic struggles and finances so strained he sometimes slept in his car when he couldn’t afford the gas to drive home. But the Kean alumnus used those challenges as motivation and is now an award-winning motivational speaker, student advocate and success coach.
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COVID-19 Testing and Contact Tracing Protect Kean Campus and Community

Kean University, in coordination with the County of Union, is offering nasal swab testing for the entire community and saliva testing for residential students amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Watch and see how this innovative partnership helps to keep students and others safe.
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Kean Voting Squad Works to Get Out the Vote

A corps of student volunteers called the Voting Squad is fanning out across Kean University, on campus and remotely, to register students to vote in the upcoming election.

Kean Student Juggles Minor League Baseball Career and Classwork

Kean University student James Pugliese will bring his eight years of experience as a minor league baseball pitcher in the Chicago Cubs farm team system into his future career as a teacher and a coach.
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Welcome Back, Kean Cougars

VIDEO: Kean University is ready to welcome back the entire community for the Fall 2020 semester, both virtually and on campus. Hear from students, faculty and staff about the role everyone plays in creating a safe environment.
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New Kean Students Take Bridge to the Future

A group of incoming Kean freshmen were among the first to participate in Bridge to Success, a new program designed to help incoming students in Kean’s Exceptional Educational Opportunities and PASSPORT programs transition to college and gain the skills they need to graduate.