Latest News & Events


Join the KSU Retirees for a Lunch-n-Learn afternoon in Cartersville on May 21, 2014.

11:30 a.m.
Scott’s Walk‐Up Bar‐B‐Q
206 N Tennessee St, Cartersville, GA 30120
Dutch Treat

1:30 p.m.
Tellus Museum
100 Tellus Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120
$12 Admission Fee

To RSVP, call Janice Sanders at 770.794.7984 or email

We've Got Spring Fever!

Join the KSU Retirees Association as we tour Smith-Gilbert Gardens on April 1st, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. to see the new spring flowers. No RSVP required, just show up for some fun in the sun. Tickets for Seniors are $6.00 and can be purchased once you arrive at the Gardens. Look for Carol

image Pope or Diana Ward, they will be waiting for you all at the ticket booth.

Smith-Gilbert is located at
2382 Pine Mountain Rd
Kennesaw, GA 30152

For more information, please visit

Passports and Pastimes

Come and join your fellow retirees for our 4th Passports and Pastimes event on March 28th, 2014 at 10 a.m. in Town Pointe, room 4130. Have your passports ready as we will travel to Nova Scotia to explore the beautiful landscaped with Dr. Dorothy Zinsmeister. 


Dr. Harry Trendell will be teaching us about his geocaching, which is a unique and real life treasure hunt. Following the presentations, the group will decide on a local restaurant for Dutch treat lunch.

Please RSVO before March 24, 2014 by calling 770.794.7984 or by email at

The KSU Alumni-2-Student Mentoring Program For Retirees

Fall 2013 - In an effort to bridge the gap between students and the working force, the Career Services Center has created the “Alumni 2 Student Mentoring Program”. KSU Retirees can play a valuable role in this program by mentoring current students and recent graduates who are seeking firsthand knowledge, guidance, and advice as they explore potential career and professional options. This program allows students to network informally with alumni and retirees who have experience in their chosen field. Help make a positive impact on “new talent” by joining this program today!

To become a mentor, please contact the KSU Retirees Association for a registration form, or log onto OwlLink at: (You will need your KSU ID number to log in to OwlLink.) For assistance with the OwlLink application, contact Tarrance Mosley at 770-423-6555.

The administration at KSU is well aware of the need to keep the institutional knowledge, skills, and service of the retiree population closely connected to campus. New resources are being dedicated to retirees, including a new part-time position in the Office of Development supporting the Retirees Association. A retiree would be ideal for this 19-hour per week position! Please contact Ellen Jones for details.

KSU would not be on its current tremendous growth trajectory if it were not for your work! As the campus begins celebrating its 50th anniversary, we look forward to sharing the milestones and achievements of KSU’s pioneers. Please mark your calendar for October 7-11, and join the many Founder’s Week activities on campus, including our Brunch on the Bricks Ceremony at 9:30 on Friday, October 11th at the Legacy Gazebo. More details on this ceremony are coming soon, but feel free to RSVP now by calling 678-797-2284 or emailing

Please find us on Facebook by searching “KSU Retirees” to see photos from retiree events and receive news in between quarterly issues of this newsletter. Your input and suggestions for programming are encouraged and always welcome, but an official survey to all retirees is coming later this academic year.

Thank you again for your service to and continued support of Kennesaw
State University.

Legacy Scholarship Recipients 2013-2014

imageThank you once again to those who have contributed to the Retiree Legacy Scholarship! Your generosity has provided 11 scholarships to help relatives of retirees with their educational expenses. This year, your contributions provided $1,000 each to 6 KSU students toward their school year expenses. The Retirees Steering Committee sold concessions during the College of the Arts Star-Spangled Salute concert on June 29, 2013, to help raise over $1,000 for this scholarship. This year’s recipients are:

  • Becca Bowman. Her major is Human Services. She is the granddaughter of Linda Stanley, who retired from the Department of HPS. 
  • Sarah Fish and Becca Fish. Sarah’s major is Early Childhood Education and Becca’s major is Computer Science. They are the granddaughters of Mary Lou Fish, who retired from Enterprise Information Management. 
  • Stephen Pritchett. His major is Modern Language and Culture with a concentration in Spanish I SL&C. He is the nephew of Dr. Tom Pritchett, who retired from the Coles College of Business. 
  • Rachel Eister. Her major is Nursing. She is the granddaughter of William Hogan who retired from Plant Operations. 
  • Virginia Yockey. Her major is Nursing. She is the daughter-in-law of Joe Webb, who retired from Plant Operations.

Children, grandchildren, nieces/nephews of KSU Retirees are eligible for the Retiree Legacy Scholarship. Encourage your KSU student relative to apply for scholarships for next year! Applications are accepted November 1, 2013 - March 15, 2014. Access the online application at To make a gift to the Retiree Legacy Scholarship, visit