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Year One director John Wooten works on stage with artistic and literary intern Latisa Harriott, a graduate of Kean University

Kean Theatre Alumni Play Crucial Roles in Premiere Stages’ Production of ‘Year One’

Eight Kean theatre alumni are getting valuable experience and earning points toward their Actors' Equity membership serving as understudies and in backstage roles for the Premiere Stages' production of Year One, which is in its final week at Kean’s Bauer Boucher Theatre Center.
Former Kean University Board of Trustees chair Ada Morell speaks at a podium at Kean's commencement.

Board of Trustees Names Steve Fastook as Chair, Replacing Longtime Board Leader Ada Morell

After 10 years at the helm of the Kean University Board of Trustees, Ada Morell ’97 announced on Monday that she was stepping down as chair of the University’s governing board. The trustees selected fellow Board member and media executive Steve Fastook H’06 as the Board’s new leader. 
Kean graduates Robert and Mary Knight and Priscilla and Frezia Valenzuela in side-by-side photos.

Kean Keeps It in the Family

What is it like to graduate college side-by-side with your parent or child? Just ask Frezia and Priscilla Valenzuela or Robert and Mary Knight, parent-child duos in Kean’s Class of 2021 who shared the experience at last week’s Commencement ceremonies.
Kean 2021 Valedictorian Jason Antunes and Grad Student with Distinction Jeminat Musa in separate photos giving their commencement addresses.

Two Stories of Achievement: Kean’s 2021 Valedictorian and Graduate Student with Distinction

Kean Valedictorian Jason Antunes and Graduate Student with Distinction Jeminat Musa, both of whom addressed their classmates at the University’s 2021 Commencement ceremonies, said they found their passion and their way at Kean.
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She Graduated at 60. She’s Just Getting Started.

Janice Sampson '21 celebrated her 60th birthday on her last day of final exams at Kean University. The graduating senior says her experience as a non-traditional student at Kean empowered her to transform her life and pursue her dreams.
Holly Taylor in a red bandana, white shirt and jeans jacket, in front of a white wood frame wall.

TV Star Holly Taylor Graduates with Honors from Kean

While acting full time on the television shows The Americans and Manifest, Holly Taylor was also pursuing a degree in graphic design at Kean University. Her dream of earning a college degree has come true as she graduates with the Class of 2021.
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Kean Student Plans to Pitch Musical to Broadway

Four years ago, Sam Royster began writing a musical about Josephine Baker, the Harlem Renaissance entertainer, French Resistance spy and celebrated Civil Rights activist. On the brink of his graduation from Kean University, he’s ready to pitch it to Broadway and share it with the world.
A graphic image with the names Melissa Tito, Maria Dominguez and Robin Landa

Students Contribute to Fourth Edition of Professor's Book

When Michael Graves College Distinguished Professor Robin Landa was preparing for the publication of the fourth edition of her book, Advertising by Design, she turned to graduating seniors Melissa Tito and Maria Dominguez for design assistance.
Kean math graduate Angel Rivera sits at a laptop with a Chubb water bottle nearby.

Hard Work and Networking Launch Math Grad to Career of His Dreams

Enrolling at Kean Ocean and switching his major from management to math put the Class of 2021's Angel Rivera on the path toward his dream job, a lucrative career as an actuary.
A photo of Bakari Sellers.

Distinguished Lecture Series Returns Virtually with CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers

Kean University’s popular Distinguished Lecture Series will return this month with CNN political analyst and best-selling author Bakari Sellers in a virtual conversation on the topic Education, Civil Rights and Equality: Cornerstones for Our Future.