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Susannah Porterfield, ed.d., vp for research
Kean Q&A: Vice President Susannah Porterfield, Ed.D., Research Advocate

Kean Q&A: Vice President Susannah Porterfield, Ed.D., Research Advocate

Kean’s new Vice President for Research Sue Porterfield, Ed.D., talks about expanding research at the University, the background she brings to the position, and what she likes best about the ‘beautiful’ Kean campus.
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

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.
Bernie Moriarty on the Kean campus in front of the clock tower and flowering tree
‘Just Do It.’ Kean Student Perseveres to Earn Degree 48 Years Later

‘Just Do It.’ Kean Student Perseveres to Earn Degree 48 Years Later

Bernie Moriarty has a successful career and raised a family, but she never forgot her dream of completing her Kean degree. She will graduate with her bachelor’s degree in May.
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Future Chemistry Teacher Fulfills a Dream at Kean University

Future Chemistry Teacher Fulfills a Dream at Kean University

Kean 2023 graduating senior Ryen Hagg, a student ambassador and a New Jersey Governor’s STEM Scholar, knew her place was at Kean from the first moment she visited.
New Jersey’s Best Pizza Maker Is a Kean Student

New Jersey’s Best Pizza Maker Is a Kean Student

Kean University criminal justice student Michael Testa has an amazing new topping for his resume – winning the Up-and-Coming Pizza Makers competition in Atlantic City this fall. Check out our video to see his dough-spinning skills and find out what was on the pizza that won him the crown.
A young woman in blue graduation cap and gown, holds flowers as she stands in front of floral landscaping.
Choosing ‘Knowledge Instead of Fear,’ Kean Graduate Overcomes Cancer as She Earns Her Degree

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 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

‘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

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.
Heart Condition Inspires Student | Cougars Climb Higher

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.