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Electricity - it's one of the most important innovations in the history of humankind. It's hard to imagine life without electricity, and for good reason. Nearly every aspect of our lives is affected by electricity in some form or fashion, from the way you wash your clothes to the effort you put in at work. From a residential standpoint, you need it to cook, clean, entertain, and live comfortably. For commercial purposes, electricity is used to power the computers needed to keep America moving. That's why, when the electricity in your home or at your job is compromised, life grinds to a halt. Unfortunately, electrical problems are inevitable in today's day and age. When the electricity in your home or commercial workspace fails, you need a quick, effective solution that will get your life back on track. And that, in a nutshell, is where L&M Electric, Inc. shines the brightest.

Our company was founded in 2009 by Roger Lee and John Mezzles. With a combined 46 years of electrical experience, the two entrepreneurs set out to create a company that offers quality workmanship and unparalleled service to all its builders and clients. Today, we are proud to have served South Carolina for nearly two decades as the premier electrician contractor in Kennesaw, GA. Our family-owned business specializes in both residential and commercial electrical work. Our highly-trained team has the experience and skills to handle any electrical issue, from minor panel breaker problems to large-scale industrial issues.

Despite winning numerous awards and recognitions in the Southeast, we don't let our accolades go to our head. Our team is committed to providing effective, personalized electrical work for every one of our customers. We take pride in our ability to offer peace of mind to our customers when they need it most, and that's exactly what we aim to provide to you too. We're talking one-on-one service provided by a friendly, professional electrician. There are no corners cut, no hidden fees, and no excuses - only the highest quality work from the finest electricians in Kennesaw.

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What sets us apart from other electricians in Kennesaw, GA? It boils down to three reasons:
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service
Customer-Centric, Quality Electric Service

As guests in your home, you won't ever have to worry about a member of our team trying to sell you something you don't need. Our job is to serve your electrical needs. You expect the highest quality electrical work in South Carolina, and that's what we will provide.

Experienced, Affordable Electricians
Experienced, Affordable Electricians

You understand that the highest quality work requires fair compensation, but you're not made of money. Our commitment is to offer affordable electric work at a price you're satisfied paying.

Family Owned & Operated
Family Owned & Operated

We know that you are choosing L&M Electric for a reason. Unlike large corporations, we truly care about our customers. As a family business, serving you is personal for us. We stake our reputation on the quality of our work. As such, we are accountable and will always strive to deliver the service you have come to expect from our company.

Affordable Electric Service That Makes You Feel Like Family

At L&M Electric, we employ the brightest commercial and residential electricians in Kennesaw. Having electricians that specialize in both residential and commercial projects allow us to provide our customers with a wider range of services.

Our team fixes a broad range of electrical issues, but we have built our reputation on the following electric services:

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Electrical Repairs

Every homeowner has to deal with an electrical component breaking or failing at some point. When that happens, you need a partner who can troubleshoot the problem and correct the issue efficiently and effectively. A few common problems that we help solve for our customers include:

  • Ceiling Fan Repair
  • Light Fixture Repair
  • Light Switch & Outlet Repair
  • Electrical Safety Inspection
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Electrical Installations

Whether you have a new ceiling fan that needs to be installed or you have a new electrical outlet that you'd like added to your bedroom, L&M Electric is here to help. Our team installs quality solutions every day of the week - there's no electrical installation job your residential electrician in Kennesaw, GA, can't handle. Here is a glance at some of the installation projects that we complete for homeowners:

  • Smart Home Installation
  • Electric Car Charging Station Installation
  • Whole-Home Surge Protection Installation
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Renovations and Remodeling

If you're renovating or remodeling your home, you need a professional electrician on-hand to work to properly install your new electrical devices and systems. Our skilled electricians are happy to work with you or your remodeling consultant to install your lights and keep your home shining bright. Common renovation and remodeling jobs include:

  • Hot Tub Wiring
  • Kitchen Lighting Renovations
  • Finished Basement Electrical Wiring
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New Construction Electrical Projects

Many new construction homeowners stress about having their electrical system wired from scratch. For us, it's just another day on the job. If you're building your dream home, don't leave your electrical work to mediocre electricians. Trust L&M electric for reliable service and the highest quality electrical work in Kennesaw. A few new construction projects we handle are:

  • Breaker Panel Box Installation
  • Wiring for Backup Generator
  • Landscape Lighting Outdoors
  • Low Voltage Wiring
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Your Residential Electrician in Kennesaw, GA

When you own a home, there's something inherently fulfilling about taking care of your property and fixing issues that pop up over time. When it comes to electrical work, however, DIY projects can be dangerous. Electricity is an amazing innovation, but if you aren't fully trained and licensed to handle such work, it's best to leave it to the experts at L&M Electric. Your home's safety is essential for you and your family. Our team will go above and beyond to ensure that your home's electrical system is operating correctly without any concerning problems.

With more than 60 years of combined experience as electricians, we are capable of troubleshooting and fixing a litany of electrical issues in your house. Keep reading to learn more about the most common electrical issues our customers report, along with some handy tips on how to remediate such problems.

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Panel Breaker is Tripped

If you don't have any power in your home, it might be time to check your electrical panel to see if there are any tripped breakers. If you spot a tripped breaker, try your best to switch it over to its original position. If you can't, remember that some breakers need to be flipped to the "off" position before turning it back on. If you don't have any luck, give our office a call. We'll send a trained residential electrician in Kennesaw to your home to fix the problem on-site.

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Overhead Fan Stops Working

If you have an overhead fan in your living room or bedroom, you know how quickly it can accumulate dust. Most homeowners clean up using a rod duster. However, sometimes homeowners accidentally hit the fan direction switch when doing so. But, instead of flipping it "on" or "off," they bump it into a limbo zone where neither direction is selected. When this happens, your overhead fan will not spin. If one of your fans stops working suddenly, this is one of the most common reasons why. If you're sure you didn't hit the fan direction switch, it could be an indication of a larger problem. In this case, call our office for a free phone consultation. We'll troubleshoot with you over the phone and if necessary, send out an electrician.

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Kitchen Breaker Keeps Tripping

If your home was built in the last 35 years, chances are it has two 20-amp circuits running to your kitchen countertop outlets. Newer homes will have three circuits. If you're constantly tripping the breaker to your kitchen, it's most likely because you have too many electrical devices connected to the same circuit. To help alleviate this problem, place appliances like coffee makers and toasters on two different circuits. That way, they can share the load.

At the end of the day, your home is your place of solitude and relaxation. But, when you have electrical issues in your home, things can quickly go from peaceful to problematic. Whether you're renovating your home and need a new room wired for power or your panel breaker keeps giving your problems, L&M Electric is here to assist. If you have questions about an issue or need to schedule service, our team is ready to help answer your questions and coordinate the best time for a residential electrician to come to your home in Kennesaw.

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Tips to Save Money and Maintain Your Home's Electrical Systems

Unlike some of our competitors, who are reluctant to provide any information that might prevent them from making a buck, L&M Electric is all about empowering our customers. If we can offer sound advice that will educate our clients and help them save money, we have no problem doing so. That's why we have put together some helpful tips and tricks for maintaining your home's most common electrical systems. Because, at the end of the day, a little knowledge can go a long way when it comes to your family's safety.

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Install Surge Protectors

Intense lighting storms can cause powerful surges of electricity that ruin your home's electrical appliances and amenities. Surge protectors installed at your electrical panel can help prevent these surges by grounding the electricity running through your home. They do so by directing it away from your electrical devices. This common solution is inexpensive, effective, and always a better choice than replacing expensive items like TVs and computers.

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Examine Your Breaker Panel

Breaker panels control the power to your home. When they go bad or are damaged, there's a good chance that you will lose power to most of the rooms in your house. Open your breaker panel and keep a sharp eye out for signs of corrosion and rust. Double-check that each breaker you see flips on and off properly. If you notice corrosion or if the breaker switches won't flip, it's time to get in touch with a residential electrician in Kennesaw, GA, who can inspect your breaker panel and recommend upgrades if necessary.

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Test Your GFIs

GFIs, or Ground Fault Interrupters, are similar to surge protectors in that they prevent electrical damage from happening in your home. The primary job of a GFI is to prevent electrical shocks that happen during a ground fault. Because water is a conductor of electricity, GFIs should be installed anywhere that an outlet comes into contact with water. You should try to test your GFIs every month, if possible, to ensure that they are working correctly. When you look closely at your GFI, you will notice a "test" and a "reset" button. Hit the "test" button to trip the GFI outlet and then hit "reset" to restore power. If your outlet resets, your GFI is working as it should. If not, you need to replace your GFI outlet. Because electricity is involved, we recommend hiring a professional to install new GFIs in your home. That way, you know the job is done right.

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Replace Outdated Light Bulbs

The right light bulb can add the perfect amount of ambiance to your home. Eventually, however, even the best light bulbs will need replacing. While they don't need checking every month, it's a good idea to inspect all your bulbs at the beginning of the year. If any of your bulbs are dead, you should replace them. You should also consider replacing bulbs that are incandescent with LED lights. LED light bulbs may cost more upfront but use less electricity and are more efficient over the long run.

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Schedule a Home Safety Inspection

In terms of preventative maintenance, scheduling a safety inspection for your home's electrical systems should be a high priority. These inspections will shine a light on the electrical features in your home that need to be fixed. Most modern electrical fires are caused by short circuit arcs, defective insulation, or broken wiring. An inspection conducted by a qualified electrician will help determine what needs to be fixed so you and your family stay safe in your home. Your inspector should cover your whole home and will examine common features such as:

  • Breakers
  • Fans
  • Exposed Wiring
  • Electrical Panels
  • Circuits
  • Switches
  • Outlets and More
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DELIVERING QUALITY ELECTRICAL SERVICE TO 5,000+ HOMES PER YEAR

he electrical system in your home brings it to life from the lights and appliances we use every day to the entertainment we all love and enjoy. You want an electrician that makes you feel safe while delivering the quality services you're promised.

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Full-Service Electrical Work for Home and Business

Whether you need light switch services for your newly renovated home or need a generator installed at your commercial property, L&M Electric is here to serve you. Our team will get the job done right, so you can get back to loving your life in the Lowcountry.

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Kennesaw State Academy for Inclusive Learning grad built skills for rewarding career

Search NewsBefore he graduated in May, Crawford worked in the lighting department at a Home Depot near campus three days a week as he finished up his studies at the academy, a program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Now he works at the store full-time.“I feel like the most interesting part about it is probably the customers, because I like to help them with whatever kind of problem they have,” Crawford said of his work at Home Depot. “A lot of times I get asked what’s the b...

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Before he graduated in May, Crawford worked in the lighting department at a Home Depot near campus three days a week as he finished up his studies at the academy, a program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Now he works at the store full-time.

“I feel like the most interesting part about it is probably the customers, because I like to help them with whatever kind of problem they have,” Crawford said of his work at Home Depot. “A lot of times I get asked what’s the best item to buy. I may not have the perfect answer all the time.”

Last year, Sarah Cox, an advisor in the academy, noticed a woman in her local Home Depot store working with a young man. She had seen her there before on a previous visit with a young woman with Down syndrome.

“I walked up to her and asked, ‘Are you a job coach?’” Cox said.

The woman, Cindy Hadden, is indeed a job coach. She told Cox about Ken’s Krew, a program named for Ken Langone, a co-founder of Home Depot, who was an early supporter of a career development and advocacy group formed by parents of children with neurodevelopmental disabilities in Philadelphia. Today, Ken’s Krew operates in nine states and 150 Home Depot stores, said Hadden who heads up the program in Georgia.

After that meeting, Cox talked to Crawford about Ken’s Krew, and he was immediately interested in it, in part because of his interest in building renovation.

After interviewing and several weeks of training, Crawford began work at Home Depot. He said he enjoys the work, as well as the people he works with. Crawford’s mother, Sherri Crawford, said she is grateful for the preparation her son received at the academy.

“The academy has not only taught Tyler leadership skills and professionalism, but has also taught him independence and self-advocacy,” Sherri Crawford said. “Being able to live on campus, take college classes, and have an internship/job has allowed him to have the total college experience.”

Academy students receive academic, social and career counseling support, participate in internships and work with peer mentors, KSU students who advise and assist them in their audited classes, as well as encouraging campus social engagement. Kennesaw State’s inclusive post-secondary education program is the oldest and largest in Georgia, launching in 2009.

Students who complete the two-year academy course of study earn a certificate of social growth and development. Those, like Crawford, who do exceptionally well, qualify to continue and in another two years earn a certificate of advanced leadership and career development.

After graduation Crawford eagerly stepped into his full-time role with Home Depot.

“I’m looking forward to working there a good number of years,” Crawford said.

– Gary TannerPhotos by David Caselli

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State economic impact increases to more than $1.8 billion in fiscal year 2021

Search NewsKennesaw State’s economic impact in FY 2021 marked an 11.6% increase from $1.65 billion the previous year, while the University System of Georgia’s economic impact grew by 3.8% over fiscal year 2020. The total impact of all 26 USG institutions on their local communities was $19.3 billion in FY 2021, up from $18.6 billion in fiscal year 2020.The University’s personnel and operating expenses, combined with education-related spending by students, accounted for nearly $1.15 billion of its total FY 202...

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Kennesaw State’s economic impact in FY 2021 marked an 11.6% increase from $1.65 billion the previous year, while the University System of Georgia’s economic impact grew by 3.8% over fiscal year 2020. The total impact of all 26 USG institutions on their local communities was $19.3 billion in FY 2021, up from $18.6 billion in fiscal year 2020.

The University’s personnel and operating expenses, combined with education-related spending by students, accounted for nearly $1.15 billion of its total FY 2021 economic impact. The remaining more than $650 million resulted from the institution, its employees and students purchasing goods and services in the community, such as at restaurants and retail stores.

“Kennesaw State has long had a strong economic impact within our region and the state of Georgia,” said Kathy Schwaig, president of Kennesaw State University. “As our academic programs, enrollment and partnerships continue to grow, the communities served by our University will see expanded benefits as well.”

Serving nearly 43,000 students, Kennesaw State’s collective employment impact in FY 2021 was 14,446 full- and part-time jobs – including 4,022 jobs on campus and 10,424 jobs off campus in either the private or public sectors.

“USG institutions and the system as a whole are key contributors to our state and are an economic engine for communities in every region of Georgia,” USG Chancellor Sonny Perdue said. “That economic impact continues to climb, and we are grateful to Gov. Brian Kemp and the General Assembly for their support of the University System and public higher education as we focus on increasing prosperity for the state and all Georgians.”

The University System’s measure of economic impact reflects direct and indirect spending that contributes to the regions served by its colleges and universities. The report evaluates economic impact in terms of output (sales, plus or minus inventory), value added (gross regional product), labor income and number of jobs.

The annual USG study was conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth in the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, which analyzed data collected between July 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, to calculate each school’s economic impact.

Read the full USG economic impact report here.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

Kennesaw State University, Georgia Fintech Academy Help Bridge the Fintech Industry Talent Gap

The conference, Investing in Tomorrow: Bridging the Digital Payments Talent Gap, brought students, faculty, working professionals, and industry partners together to discuss key developments in the digital payment space and how academic programs like those offered by Kennesaw State and the Georgia Fintech Academy are on track to produce 2,000 fintech professionals annually by 2023.“There’s a phenomenal amount of innovation taking place at the i...

The conference, Investing in Tomorrow: Bridging the Digital Payments Talent Gap, brought students, faculty, working professionals, and industry partners together to discuss key developments in the digital payment space and how academic programs like those offered by Kennesaw State and the Georgia Fintech Academy are on track to produce 2,000 fintech professionals annually by 2023.

“There’s a phenomenal amount of innovation taking place at the intersection of finance and technology,” said Erica Eby, Head of Business Development at payment technology firm Ingenico and a conference presenter. “Interacting with students, academics, and professionals gives us the opportunity to share the implications of these innovations. Having great technology is a starting point which must be combined with strong partnerships to make it effective.”

Other presenters included industry partners from organizations like Deluxe, Truist, MasterCard, FIS, and more, as well as faculty from Kennesaw State’s own fintech minor and Master of Science in Digital Financial Technologies programs. Sessions focused on talent demand, technology innovation, career opportunities, and challenges in the industry. The Georgia Fintech Academy, a partnership between 26 University System of Georgia institutions to offer fintech courses systemwide, co-sponsored the event and hosted a panel discussion with leadership and alumni.

With the recent launch of the state’s first graduate fintech degree, Kennesaw State University is becoming a leader in producing the next generation of digital payments professionals. Khawaja Saeed, Chair of the Department of Information Systems and Security and professor of information security at Kennesaw State’s Michael J. Coles College of Business, views the conference as an extension of those efforts.

“Our long-term goal is to be an integrated ecosystem that is at the forefront of innovation in digital payments,” Saeed said. “The multiple audiences that participated at the event are key players in that ecosystem. Our focus was to highlight the talent gap that exists in the digital payments space and how KSU is taking the lead in developing the talent pipeline to address the gap.”

Saeed added that the sessions were structured to highlight key developments in the digital payments industry, demonstrate the growth potential, showcase students and their work, and elaborate on collaborative initiatives between educators and industry partners to develop the digital payments talent pipeline.

Student-focused sessions included a discussion of a recent fintech industry collaboration – an applied learning project with Elavon – and a panel of alumni from Georgia Fintech Academy courses sharing their perspectives on Fintech programs, finding a job, and early career experiences.

Cenne Anderson, an Information Technology major, spoke at the event and is now more confident in pursuing her path to a career in digital payments.

“I was really looking forward to hearing from other students about their experience with the Fintech Academy,” said Anderson. “I learned more about the different evolving payments technologies and about opportunities available within the industry. I even connected with a few presenters on LinkedIn. After the conference, I am interested in learning more about fintech and have thought about pursuing the Digital Financial Technologies master’s degree here at KSU.”

Humayun Zafar, professor of information security and assurance and Kennesaw State’s fintech coordinator, said the conference gave him a new perspective on how Kennesaw State and the Georgia Fintech Academy are charting new territory.

“Throughout the summit, we heard that current employees in the fintech area haven’t really been trained in it,” Zafar said. “It’s an eye-opening statement since the payment industry has been in Georgia since the 1980s. However, as the sector marches towards digitalization, it’s imperative that we train professionals.”

Investing in Tomorrow: Bridging the Digital Payment Talent Gap was made possible by a University System of Georgia grant to support fintech curriculum development at Kennesaw State. That same grant is also funding a new faculty fellowship program. Organized as a partnership between the Coles College of Business and the American Transaction Processors Coalition, the fellowship program will allow faculty members to work with interested industry partners on project teams at the company or specific research projects of mutual interest.

“This initiative will enable KSU to develop a faculty bench that is skilled and knowledgeable in the field of digital payment and able to better educate students,” Saeed said. “KSU continues to set an example by connecting individuals at all levels in the FinTech industry.”

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KSU Announces Iwanski and Gilbert to Athletics Leadership Positions

Kennesaw State University KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State Director of Athletics Milton Overton has announced the additions of Matt Iwanski as Associate Athletic Director of Compliance and Risk and Greg Gilbert as Senior Director of Development for Athle...

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KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw State Director of Athletics Milton Overton has announced the additions of Matt Iwanski as Associate Athletic Director of Compliance and Risk and Greg Gilbert as Senior Director of Development for Athletics.

"I am excited to welcome Matt and Greg to our KSU Athletics family," said Director of Athletics Milton Overton. "Their experiences and leadership will serve our entire department well and benefit us not only in our daily mission, but in achieving our goals for student-athlete wellbeing and providing them with a world-class college experience."

Iwanski joins KSU after leading the compliance department at George Mason, where he oversaw the day-to-day compliance aspects for GMU's 22 sports and over 500 student-athletes. He prepared and assisted in a total rebuild of the Athletics Compliance office by creating new processes and structure for financial aid, eligibility, admissions, and recruiting. He developed new methods for the monitoring of admissions, financial aid tracking, and NCAA eligibility.

Before George Mason, Iwanski was an Assistant Director of Compliance at Ohio State. He led all compliance aspects for the field hockey, men's and women's golf, women's lacrosse, and men's soccer programs while also assisting with all eligibility functions for Ohio State Athletics.

"Matt is a talented compliance leader who will elevate KSU's athletics compliance and risk management program," said KSU Vice President and Chief Legal Affairs Officer Nwakaego Nkumeh Walker. "We are very excited about his arrival."

He also holds experience as the Assistant Director of Compliance at Georgetown University, where he supported 29 sports, and while earning a Juris Doctorate from the University of Toledo School of Law, was a Compliance Intern for the Rockets.

Iwanski played football at Delta State and earned his bachelor's degree in 2014. He is a native of Frederick, Md.

"I am greatly looking forward to the opportunity to serve the Kennesaw State University community," said Iwanski. "Being a part of the continued growth in athletics and having the ability to support the culture of excellence that has been built excites me to get started here at KSU."

Gilbert has been a leader in the healthcare, higher education, and banking industries. He has secured negotiated revenue streams surpassing $20 million with over 70-funded higher education major gifts, medical product sales resulting in over $30 million in revenue, and multiple eight-figure infrastructure bond closures within the municipal banking sector. While at the University of Southern California, Greg facilitated multiple million-dollar gifts supporting all academic units consisting of research and development, business, athletics, and university initiatives.

"The leadership at KSU made it an easy choice to work at this place. I've always wanted to be somewhere I felt a true sense of comradery and hunger for success," said Gilbert. "KSU has both and I can't wait to get up to speed and add my talents to this already supremely talented team of men and women. Go Owls!"

Gilbert was at USC from 2013 through 2021 as a Senior Director for Advancement. He had a national philanthropic scope in cultivating and stewarding major gift prospects throughout the complete donor cycle. Gilbert focused on an exclusive capacity donor pool ranging up to $10,000,000 and interacted with every academic discipline and Athletics.

Prior to USC, he worked as an Associate Athletic Director at UCF for one year where he was responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major and planned gifts valued at $25,000 and above.

He began his business career as a Public Finance Director for BBVS Bank from 1996 through 2000, and then spent over a decade in healthcare development.

"Greg Gilbert brings to the table both a wealth of fundraising experience in intercollegiate athletics and a dynamic approach which will take our beloved KSU Owls to a whole new level of excitement and engagement for students, alumni and fans," said KSU Associate Vice President for Development Scott Bryant.

Gilbert graduated from the University of Alabama in 1995 and in 2007 earned his MBA from the University of Tennessee. He played linebacker for the Crimson Tide from 1985-88. He was selected in the fifth round of the 1989 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears and spent time with the Colts (1990), Raiders (1990-91) and Eagles (1991) before playing in the World League of American Football with the San Antonio Riders (1991) and Barcelona Dragons (1991-92).

Kennesaw State campus tradition earns international recognition

Search Newsprogram at Kennesaw State University, today earned a Catalyst Award called the “Optimizing the Student Experience Award.” The awards recognize institutions of higher learning around the globe using technology to develop educational and administrative innovations.Aptly named after Kennesaw State’s mascot, SBL includes 63 activities for students to cross off before they graduate.“Students who are engaged members of the University community are more likely to do well in their studies and...

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program at Kennesaw State University, today earned a Catalyst Award called the “Optimizing the Student Experience Award.” The awards recognize institutions of higher learning around the globe using technology to develop educational and administrative innovations.

Aptly named after Kennesaw State’s mascot, SBL includes 63 activities for students to cross off before they graduate.

“Students who are engaged members of the University community are more likely to do well in their studies and graduate,” Vice President for Student Affairs Eric Arneson said. “SBL challenges students to participate in a broad array of meaningful and diverse campus experiences intended to strengthen students' sense of belonging.”

Some SBL activities include attend a Homecoming event, snap a selfie at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, attend a Diversity Week program, and join a registered student organization. Students can track their progress online and earn rewards as they complete the list.

Scrappy’s Bucket List provides exciting opportunities for students to be engaged on both Kennesaw State campuses, and this award showcases its importance,” Assistant Director of Strategic Planning, Assessment and Analysis Jessica Duvall said. “SBL encourages students to meet new people, try new experiences and have fun.”

Technology companies Blackboard and Anthology teamed up to create the Catalyst Award program to recognize institutions using their programming to address new and changing dynamics in categories such as engagement, student services, recruitment and more.

SBL, launched in fall semester 2021, uses Anthology Engage to incentivize and provide a clear pathway to campus engagement for students. In the first year of implementation, nearly 60 percent of students had made progress toward completing Scrappy’s Bucket List.

– Abbey O’Brien BarrowsPhoto by Jason Getz

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.

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