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Choosing ‘Knowledge Instead of Fear,’ Kean Graduate Overcomes Cancer as She Earns Her Degree

The Class of 2022’s Rachael Johnson continued pursuing her biology degree full time at Kean as she underwent chemotherapy for Hodgkin lymphoma.
Joseph Fuca, in a blue cap and gown, holds his diploma cover outside the Prudential Center.

Kean Ocean Graduate Earns Degree While on Active Military Duty

Kean Ocean graduate Joseph Fuca ’22 had his sights set on two very different career dreams, to become a teacher and to serve his country in the military.
Casey Bucceri overcame many obstacles to earn his MSW degree at Kean

‘A Better Version of Myself’: Kean Grad Student Overcomes Obstacles to Succeed

Master of Social Work degree graduate Casey Bucceri used motivation, dedication and discipline to overcome addiction and achieve his dream of getting an education.
Two businesswomen standing before a wall of machinery and pipes; one holds a tablet, the other holds papers.

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.
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Heart Condition Inspires Student | Cougars Climb Higher

Hana Abouhaib had to give up her passion for sports when she was diagnosed with a heart condition. In this Cougars Climb Higher video, watch how the biotechnology and molecular biology student turned that setback into a new passion through research at Kean University.
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Kean Biology Student Is a Viral TikTok Star

Luis Duval studies biology at Kean but gets recognized on campus most often for being a TikTok star with more than 2 million followers.
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21-Year-Old Entrepreneur from Kean Launches First Business

As the fitness industry recovers from a devastating pandemic, 21-year-old Kean Ocean business student Brandon Lombardo opens his first brick-and-mortar health shop.
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.