Endowment will help graduate students pursue advanced degrees
KENNESAW, Ga. (June 6, 2012) — Kennesaw State University has awarded nine master’s and doctoral students Clendenin Graduate Fellowships for the coming academic year. This year’s recipients represent the fourth cohort of graduate students to receive the prestigious award.
The Clendenin Graduate Fellows Program was established at Kennesaw State in 2008 by the Clendenin Family –– longtime Kennesaw State supporters –– with a $1 million endowment. The gift allowed the Clendenins to fulfill a lifelong desire to contribute to graduate education.
Tom Clendenin is leading his family’s ongoing commitment to KSU. Since 1999, he has been a passionate and dedicated KSU Foundation trustee. He continues the legacy of generosity to help scholars achieve greater success in the classroom and beyond.
The Clendenin Graduate Fellows Program funds up to two years of master’s-level studies or up to three years of doctoral studies at any accredited educational institution.
The 2012 Clendenin Graduate Fellows are:
Bright Asante-Appiah – DBA, Kennesaw State University
Kelly Bainbridge – M.A. in Psychology and Integrative Health Studies Certificate, University of West Georgia
Haluk Bingol – Ph. D in International Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University
Daniel Gagnon – Ed. D in Teacher Leadership for Learning, Kennesaw State University
Glen Ishoy – Ph. D in Criminal Justice and Criminology, Georgia State University
Matthew Jones – M.D., Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Health Sciences University
Diane Keen – DNS, Kennesaw State University
Bhupinder Naidu – Ph. D in Teaching and Learning Mathematics Education, Georgia State University
Dana Russell – MSc in Human Osteology and Funerary Archaeology, University of Sheffield, England
In addition to the new class, several Clendenin Fellows graduated or will graduate later this year. They are:
Helen Cauley – M.A.P.W., Kennesaw State University
Juanne Greene – DBA, Kennesaw State University
Huy Huynh – Ph. D in Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology
Diane Keen – MSN, Kennesaw State University
Alyson E. Lischka – Ed. D, Teacher Leadership for Learning Adolescent Education-Mathematics, Kennesaw State University
Victor Marshall – DBA, Kennesaw State University
Herb Mattord – Ph. D in Information Systems, Nova Southeastern University
Ivan Pulinkala – Ed. D in Higher Education Administration, University of Alabama
Maryan Rogers – Ph. D in Teaching and Learning Mathematics, Georgia State University
Ivan Stefanov – Ph. D in Applied Biological Sciences, Ghent University, Belgium
Jim Wright – Ed. D Education in Leadership for Learning, Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing student population of 24,100 from more than 130 countries.