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RTB Kennesaw - A Decade of Exceptional Bar Rental Services

If you're looking to make an impression at your next celebration or event, few services take your gathering to the next level like Raising the Bar. At RTB, we mix superior service and delicious spirits with the finest bar rentals in Kennesaw, GA. We pride ourselves on creating unique, delectable drinks backed by impeccable service to keep your event stress-free and streamlined, so you can focus on your role at the party while attendees have the time of their lives. our guests will not only be impressed by our high-quality craft cocktails - they'll be blown away by the entire process, from setting up to break down. Unlike some bar rental companies in Kennesaw, we prioritize professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service.

Having served such brands as Ferrari and Delta, we know what it takes to turn a mediocre event into something special. Our team of bartenders have the experience to keep your guests happy and the flair to give them a memorable time, no matter what kind of function you're organizing. From summertime shindigs in the sun to corporate team building events, we've seen and done it all, and we're here to serve you as well.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we can do for you:

Full-Service Packages

Full-Service Packages

we'll arrive early, set everything up, run your bar service, keep your guests entertained, and clean up after ourselves when we're done. We'll focus on your mobile bar service while your guests admire how awesome your event turned out.

Brand Activations

Brand Activations

Launch your product with branded bar setups or support your event with customizable drinks, satellite bars, and giveaways. We don't just handle the drinks; we keep the party flowing.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Kennesaw. Regardless of the size of your corporate event, our team will handle all the details, from customized bars with company logos to a custom menu of craft cocktails.

Weddings

Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As such, your reception is one of the biggest parties you'll ever thlmb-row. It needs to be perfect, and it needs to be fun. We've got you covered on both fronts and then some. Contact our office today to learn more about how we keep your guest's glasses full and your bar rental beautiful.

Mobile Bar Rentals

Mobile Bar Rentals

If you're looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Kennesaw, look no further than RTB. We've built our business around bar rentals and have everything from sleek, modern bar tops to rustic-chic beer taps. Our team is here to offer guidance as you choose your bar rental. Once you do, we'll handle every detail - from set up and break down to staffing and drink service.

Bartenders

Bartenders

Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Kennesaw, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.

Why Choose Raising the Bar?

RTB was built on hard work and kindness. With more than a decade of experience in the private event business, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the United States. We pride ourselves on excellence in every service we offer, from bar rental setup for weddings to large brand reveals and everything in between. RTB isn't just here to mix and serve drinks at your next party - we're here to offer guidance, advice, and expertise every step of the way. From suggestions on how much alcohol to have stocked at your party to trusted vendor referrals for your corporate event, we're here to help.

At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure that our clients get the hard work and attention they deserve. When you choose Raising the Bar, know that we will do everything in our power to make you, your guests, and your event feel extra special. We are dedicated to giving every one of our clients a white glove experience, whether your purchase a full-service package or need an experienced bartender.

Bar Rentals in Kennesaw, GA

The idea of thlmb-rowing a big party or get-together for your friends or co-workers is an exciting prospect. When it comes down to the logistics of your bar service, however, planning can become a nightmare. Thankfully, there's an easier, more efficient way to arrange for a stunning bar setup - bar rentals from Raising the Bar. When you hire RTB, you can rest easy knowing we have all the details covered.

We are proud to offer the most streamlined bar rental services in Kennesaw. Our doesn't just arrive at your location and start slinging drinks.

Setting up your bar rental is important, of course, but we also handle all the requirements your bar may need:

  • Set Up Bar Rental
  • Handle Purchase Orders
  • Arrange for Alcohol Delivery
  • Ensure Bar is Stocked
  • Maintain Excellent Quality Control
  • Provide Fully Trained, Fun Bartenders
  • Provide Cash Control and Inventory Management
  • Custom Cocktail Creation
  • Provide a Fun, Memorable Bar Rental Experience
  • Collect Glassware After Event Ends
  • Break Down Bar and Clean Up After Event Ends
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Of course, what kind of mobile bar service would we be if we didn't provide the most innovative, tasty beverages for partygoers to enjoy? RTB stands tall above all other portable bar rentals in Georgia with custom-made cocktails to fit any themed event and even customized menus for your guests. Example events that are perfect for RTB bar rentals include sales meetings, real estate open houses, holiday staff parties, software release parties, team building mixology meetings, birthday parties, barbecues, and more.

At RTB, we earned our stripes by showing off what we can do in front of thousands of people. With our extensive experience, innovative cocktails, and top-notch bartenders, you can't go wrong with Raising the Bar.

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Benefits of Bar Rentals in Kennesaw

We get feedback from our amazing clients every day, telling us how we helped make their event bigger and better than they thought possible. We're in the business of making your party or gathering unforgettable, but we also provide convenience and peace of mind for busy people planning events.

Here are just a few more reasons why our customers love our bar rentals in Kennesaw:

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Our mobile bars can be personalized to match nearly any theme and any type of event. Need to have your company's logo on display? We can make that happen. Have a fun custom cocktail idea for your wedding day? Give us a shout - we'd love to hear what you're thinking. Unlike some of our competition, we encourage our customers to get creative with us. There are many options to make your bar rental stand out, from LED lighting coupled with a sleek, modern bar to luxurious displays with custom cocktail menus.

Less Stress

Less Stress

Planning a party can be a blast, that's for sure. But trying to handle event setup and logistics? Not so much. Setting up tables, chairs, and other items is time-consuming and frustrating. RTB eliminates this stress by arriving at your event location with everything ready to go - from your mobile bar setup to drink service and more. You've got more important things to worry about than whether the lemons are fully stocked at the bar. Let us take care of the "nitty-gritty" while you focus on enjoying your event.

Save Money

Save Money

Because RTB supplies you with everything you need for your bar rental service, most customers end up saving money in the long run when they work with us. Common costs that we can help alleviate for you include purchasing barstools, glasses, garnishes, mixers, sodas, and more. Additionally, our team sets everything up, breaks everything down, and cleans up after the party. This service also saves our customers money, who would otherwise need to make arrangements for storage as well as a clean-up crew at the end of the night.

Bartender Staffing in Kennesaw, GA

At Raising the Bar, we understand how important it is to have a qualified, trustworthy team of bartenders at your event. From drink service to limiting alcohol consumption, you need to be able to rely on your bartender from the moment your event starts until it ends. We are proud to have skilled, fully insured bartenders who are ready and waiting to make an impression at your next big event. Unlike dull, run-of-the-mill bartenders, our team won't suck the life out of your party - we'll keep your guests entertained and their glasses full so that the good times keep rolling.

 Bar Rentals & Bartender Staffing Kennesaw, GA

Curious what kind of events our bartenders can help cover?

Here are just a few of our specialties:
 Portable Bar Rental Kennesaw, GA
Bartenders for Weddings in Kennesaw

We will work with you to supply a professional bartender at your wedding, so you can say "I Do" without worrying about your drink service.

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Bartenders for Corporate Functions in Kennesaw

RTB can provide bartenders for your upcoming company dinner, award ceremony, team building exercise, and more. Our bartenders will be dressed for the occasion and will provide service that is tailored to your occasion.

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Bartenders for Social Gatherings in Kennesaw

Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.

 Mobile Bar Service Kennesaw, GA
Bartenders for Private Events in Kennesaw

Thlmb-rowing a private birthday bash? Perhaps you're thinking about a small celebration for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, RTB will supply a hardworking, professional bartender for your private event.

Depending on the type of event you have in mind, our bartenders are also trained for more "out of the box" events as part of our signature service packages. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mixology Classes
  • Mixology Demonstrations
  • Beer and Wine Sommelier
  • Bourbon Master
  • Craft Cocktails
  • Build Your Own Mule Bar
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Concessions Services in Kennesaw, GA

In addition to bar rentals in Kennesaw, GA, Raising the Bar also offers a suite of concessions services for events in Georgia. RTB concessions were born out of the desire to provide a next-generation beverage experience. This service is tailored to brand sponsors who wish to provide consumers with an elevated cocktail experience in a large setting. Special events and festivals in Georgia are only glmb-rowing in popularity. Today, consumers attending these events expect a wider variety of drink choices. They crave a personalized experience, and Raising the Bar is the perfect partner to choose when executing such an event

For brand sponsors, having a partner that provides a memorable consumer experience is crucial for maximizing ROI. Our ability to work with all trade partners (venue owners, brand owners, and distributors) makes their sponsorship money work harder. With more than a decade of experience, a highly trained staff of bartenders, and customizable bar services, we stand tall as Kennesaw's most trusted boutique concessions provider. Having worked with many large-scale festivals, sporting events, and corporate events, we are confident that our beverage program gives consumers an unrivaled experience. Equally important, we give brand sponsors a key source of income.

 Bartenders For Events Kennesaw, GA

We're Ready to Serve Up a Great Time

Ready to learn more about how Raising the Bar can transform your boring party into a fun, exciting party?

Our team of experts is ready to help you get started. Contact our office in Kennesaw today at 404-826-5945. Before you know it, you'll be sipping a craft cocktail next to a branded bar rental while your guests rave about your amazing event.

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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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