2019 Recipients

 Award Winners 

    • Hassaan II University Casablanca

      Division of Global Affairs Distinguished International Community Partner Award

      The Univeristy of Hassan II is located in Casablanca, Morocco and has eight insitutions hosting around 36000 students. The university has signed several partnerships with business and industry, including KSU, to encourage research and innovation.

      • Craig lesser

        Kennesaw State University Global Public Service Prize

        Mr. Lesser received his BA from the State University of New York College at Oneonta, where he has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumna, and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, Leadership Georgia and the Regional Leadership Institute. Craig Lesser is the Managing Partner of the Pendleton Group, which provides governmental affairs, economic development and strategic communications counsel to governments and businesses. Mr. Lesser served on newly elected Gov. Brian Kemp’s transition team as advisor on economic development. He is active in the community, most recently serving as chairman of the board of CIFAL Atlanta. In its January 2019 issue, Georgia Trend Magazine has, for the 11th year, named Mr. Lesser to its list of 100 Most Influential Georgians.

        • Marcel Maglo

          Madhuri & Jagdish N. Sheth Distinguished Alumni Award

          Born in Togo, Marcel Maglo earned his Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and a Master of Science in Conflict Management both from Kennesaw State University. Marcel joined the United Nations and built on his academic and social skills. Marcel worked for the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs at the UN headquarters in new York and moved on to be deployed in peacekeeping mission with the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA). Currently, Marcel works for the Fund For Peace where he is responsible for managing conflict early warning and peace building programs including the USAID “Reacting to Early Warning and Response Data” program, targeting the fifteen countries of the Economic Community of West African States - ECOWAS.

         Student Scholarship Recipients

          • Jameriah Clark

            Division of Global Affairs Takada Scholarship Award

            Jameriah Clark currently got accepted into KSU's graduate program to pursue a Masters' of Conflict Management, along with a certificate in International Conflict Management. Her dream is to work for the United Nations one day helping to end the deadly conflicts in countries such as the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She is projected to graduate this Summer 2019. 

            • Wendi Kelley

              Division of Global Affairs Emerson Scholarship Award

              Wendi Kelley is a Nursing major in the WellStar School of Nursing. She is working on her BSN and will graduate Fall 2020. She hopes one day to work with Doctor's Without Borders to make a difference in global healthcare.