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CCPE Course Catalog January - March 2019

CCPE Course Catalog

The Future is Now

Here at CCPE, I like to think of us as a “jobs creation engine.” We have nearly 40 professional certificate programs designed for industries such as healthcare, technology and management, which you can explore on our website. Our team is constantly reviewing ways to evolve our current certificate courses to keep them relevant – thus giving you a competitive advantage for your professional goals.

But what’s next? How are job industries changing the requirements of their employees? What new career fields are emerging? Also, what skill sets are in demand and how do we supply the educational tools to help you succeed?

Our program development team will answer these questions in the form of new certificate offerings. On the table: CompTIA, Health IT, and Agile. We look forward to seeing you in our classes, crossing the stage at graduation, and telling us about your new position!

Chelsea Cowan definitely understands the value of professional education for career enhancement. She graduated from the Construction Project Management certificate program and uses her skills for the Georgia Department of Defense. Although she had on-the-job experience, Cowan desired a focused educational approach to her career. She said our certificate program provided her more of a comprehensive knowledge of the construction industry.

We want to help you reach your full potential – it is our main purpose. You are encouraged to contact us at ccpe@kennesaw.edu to share your career accomplishments as well as ideas for new programs.

You matter to us, and we are looking forward to your feedback.

Timothy Blumentritt, Interim Dean
College of Continuing and Professional Education

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CCPE Course Catalog October - December 2018

CCPE Course Catalog

CCPE Online Course Catalog


I’ll be the first to admit it – the name of our college can be a bit of a mouthful. We offer a plethora of opportunities and services. If you think about it, our name might not be long enough!

But, what does our name really mean?

Here’s a quick guide:

  • In 2010, we received the official designation of college – one of 13 that comprise this university
  • We offer continuing education programs for personal development or professional advancement
  • Our goal is to increase your knowledge and empower you through education

The College of Continuing and Professional Education – or CCPE – continues to serve a vast audience and a variety of needs. We are not only interested in where you come from but also incredibly invested in where you want to land.

Take Shanise Hall, our featured student in our October-December 2018 Course Catalog, for example. She served in the Air Force for a number of years and was promoted to Staff Sergeant. Hall took on a variety of roles in management, fitness and personnel. She completed her service and earned an accounting degree.

CCPE became part of her journey when she enrolled in our Bookkeeper Professional Certificate program. She continues to thrive professionally and is determined to leave an incredible footprint in her community. Read more of Shanise’s story here.

What can CCPE do for you? If you are seeking career fulfillment, log on to one of our many free webinars to explore our different certificate programs. If you are seeking a creative outlet, our Personal programs will likely suit your needs. Are you 50+ and looking to refresh some skills, meet new people, travel and/or explore history and literature? Our OLLI program has this and then some. Looking for a space to host a conference? We’ve got a full team to carry this out for you.

I could write a book about everything our college has to offer, but our Course Catalog can definitely suffice. Thank you for reading, and I wish you the best in your journey with CCPE.

Timothy Blumentritt, Interim Dean
College of Continuing and Professional Education

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Catalog Newsletter January - March 2019

OLLI Course Catalog Newsletter January - March 2019

Taking You On Adventures In and Out of the Classroom

Wine, wisdom and you – all things that get better with age. Our OLLI Newsletter is no exception. Whether this is your first OLLI Newsletter or your 15th, I am thrilled to welcome and invite you to take this journey with us as we continue to enhance and evolve this publication created especially for you.

As you flip through the pages, you’ll notice the expansion of classes. With that said, this newsletter is definitely a keeper! We know it can be challenging to juggle work, travel, volunteering, family and OLLI. This newsletter is your solution – with six months of classes (instead of three), you’ll be able to plan for longer periods of time. You’ll have a head start on new courses as well as see the progression for those that build upon one another.

This being the case, we will now be mailing the newsletter twice each year. However, flyers will be available in the OLLI Suite with information on classes for the month. Also, be sure to join our email list for up-to-date information on courses, events and travel (email ccpe@kennesaw.edu).

Speaking of travel … pack your bags! Thanks to your helpful feedback from the OLLI Travel Group, we have three local day trips planned and are working on domestic overnight trips to see the fall colors in New England, a land/sea cruise to Alaska, and a Pacific Coast highway bus tour through California and Washington State.

Luck is also on your side – our international trip has been selected and we will be traveling to Ireland together! “Erin go bragh” and grab your passport! Details will be announced via email and Facebook.com/KSUOLLI. Registration will be available on our website. Get ready – the Emerald Isle awaits! Learn more about all of our travel plans on page 4.

As you continue to read this newsletter and highlight those classes of interest, just know that I am always open to your ideas. If there is a class you are interested in that we do not offer, just let me know! With locations at the Booth Museum in Cartersville and Laurel Canyon Soleil in Canton, we have a plethora of options! As the official OLLI contact person, I am always available for questions, suggestions and conversations.

I look forward to seeing you in class soon.

Pat Walker
Program Manager, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

OLLI Courses Newsletter January – March 2019
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Catalog Newsletter October - December 2018

OLLI Course Catalog Newsletter October - December 2018

Tribute to Dick Harp

Barbara Calhoun, former dean of KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education, worked with Dick Harp to create the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute as you know it today. Here, she shares her admiration and respect for the man who is truly the heart of OLLI.

Originally, OLLI was called “Golden University.” I needed someone to coordinate it but I didn’t have money in our budget. Dick said, “I will do that. And I will volunteer to manage it.” In addition to his time, Dick made a discovery that changed everything.

On a flight back from California, Dick read a magazine article about the Osher Foundation rewarding funds for programs that served people 50 and older. He brought it to my office, magazine in his hand, and said, “Should we apply for this?” And I said, “By all means.” It was because of Dick’s initiative that we received our first grant from the Osher Foundation – and it has continued to this day. We also receive an annual college re-entry grant which is used for scholarships.

And it doesn’t stop there: Dick’s conversation on the golf course with Chet Austin, former CEO of Tip Top Poultry, developed into a longtime partnership. Austin is not only an avid supporter of CCPE but also the entire KSU Community.

Dick’s influence is immeasurable. Our OLLI programs and socials are all due to his dedication to lifelong learning and opportunities for adults 50 and older. He has secured many sponsorships so that we can continue to offer events and programs in the community.

Our OLLI Suite in KSU Center is yet another example of how Dick has enhanced our students’ experience. He worked with former KSU president, Dr. Dan Papp, to get dedicated space for OLLI. Without [Papp’s] support, that would not have happened. Dick also got donations from a friend to furnish part of the OLLI space. When you visit the OLLI Suite, you’ll see it bears his name.

We can never thank him enough for all the contributions he’s made to our program. This place is in his heart. He’s contributed so much and he knows so many students in our OLLI program.

He told me his professional background, banking, was a way to make a living. But, until he came into this program, he never felt that he had made a contribution to

the human race. Now he feels that what he’s done has been really important because he’s touched the lives of the people he’s served. He saw how much the older population really appreciated the socials and offering the classes. Dick really made them feel good about themselves.

He’s been involved in everything and has done so many things to help move us forward. You can’t really measure Dick’s influence on the program, but OLLI is strong because of his steadfast support.

Barbara S. Calhoun

OLLI Courses Newsletter, October – December 2018