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Zijia Abigail Zhou, better known as Abigail, is an exchange student from Wenzhou-Kean (WKU) who has dived straight into involving and submerging herself in everything the Main Campus in Union, NJ has to offer. In only her first semester here, she has become a member of Wenzhou-Kean University Student Association, been hired to work with the Involvement Center and volunteered at multiple student community service projects like Alternative Spring Break and Community Food Bank.
With over 100 hours of community service under her belt, freshman Makenzie Powell is all about giving back to the community. Powell, an elementary education major, is very passionate about the community service she has participated in, as she is proud of the achievements made within her first year.
Kean University's main campus allows students to explore new experiences through the study abroad partnership with Wenzhou-Kean's campus, and Wenzhou-Kean University (WKU) students get to study here on the Main Campus in Union, NJ to experience America's offerings. One student who has been able to study here at Main Campus and make the most of everything Kean University has to offer is Biqi Zhou, better known as Maggie. Zhou is a global business major from Wenzhou-Kean in her second semester studying here at Main Campus.
Student Occupation Therapy Association (SOTA) is an organization that prides itself in its ability to foster personal and professional development for its students studying occupational therapy. Alongside those students, other interested students are encouraged to join for the opportunity for community service, academic excellence and professional prosperity.
Founded in 1979, Kean Dance Theatre (KDT) is an organization that is very well-known and involved on campus. They strive to show their creativity and hard work through various dance styles. They perform dance styles including but not limited to jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, tap and more. Throughout the academic year, they make performances at some of the largest events such as Kean Dance Marathon and homecoming.
The Haitian Student Association (HSA) is an organization that prides itself in its knowledge and appreciation for Haitian culture. Upon entering the organization, students will be given the opportunity to discuss the culture of Haiti while understanding and examining the issues going on in Haiti. Moreover, students are able to participate in events that pertain to Haiti and its culture.
Kean’s Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is Kean's local chapter of the national organization run by and for the students. Since its inception five years ago, the chapter has now eclipsed over 100 total members. Throughout its existence, this group has allowed members to try their hand at the public relations practice both locally and within the context of an expansive network throughout the country.
Since coming to Kean the fall of 2018, Leonardo Polo has hit the ground running, immediately embracing everything Kean had to offer. Presently, he excels in his academics as a mathematical sciences major, participates at the Bronze Leadership Level for the Leadership Institute and serves the president of Chance at Performing (CAP).
The Co-Curricular Transcript (CCT) is an official record of a student’s involvement in educational experiences outside of the classroom. The CCT program is specifically designed to add incentive to student involvement in the learning process by documenting academic experiences that take place elsewhere beside the classroom.
Seniors at Kean University set the tone for their younger peers. With that being said, Kean has been able to provide them with resources and tools needed after graduation. Some of the skills included leadership, communication and soft skills, which are key factors for employers.
Kean University intends to create an environment full of resources that eases the transition from high school to college for freshmen. One of the departments that is based around first-year students is the School of General Studies. Moreover, the department seeks to prepare undergraduate students for success and strong skills.
Interested in trying to make the Kean community a greener place? The Earth Science Club (ESC) is dedicated to doing just that by educating students on the state of the environment and influencing others to help make a change.
Black Leadership Union (B.L.U.) seeks to build an environment that welcomes the encouragement of multicultural diversity. It consists of five e-board members: President Shannon Assing, Vice President Vanessa Hubbard, Secretary Keiana Curry, Treasurer Christian Pemberton and Director of Public Relations Dominique Thomas.
As an institution that encourages student involvement, Kean University houses over 160 clubs and organizations that allow students to express their interests and missions on campus. Through the Involvement Center located in the Miron Student Center (MSC), Room 303 students are aided in the process of becoming a recognized group.
The Early Childhood Education Club is an organization that aims to help future teachers further develop important career skills, such as communication and leadership, outside of the classroom. Created only two years ago, it is one of Kean’s newer clubs, but it still has established itself as a resourceful niche for anyone interested in education, working with children and personal development overall.