Achieve Atlanta

Achieve Atlanta partners with postsecondary institutions to help their students succeed through the following efforts: Connecting scholars with academic and social supports; Developing peer support networks for students and families; and Exchanging data to inform best practice and strengthen academic support. As an Achieve Atlanta College Partner, the department of Strategic Outreach and Diversity Initiatives, Office of Diversity and Inclusion  provides a collaborative effort of implementing and evaluating the persistence and completion of Achieve Atlanta Scholars as they seek to earn their undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University.

Being an Achieve Atlanta Scholar can be summed up in 3 words.

  • Achieve Atlanta Scholars believe in their ability to write their own stories—taking on life after high school with confidence, focus, and persistence. Achieve Atlanta’s staff and partners have that same belief in you and are backing it up with consistent support.

  • Achieve Atlanta Scholars expect excellence—from themselves and those around them. By doing this, you and your fellow Scholars create a culture that produces the results you want to see.

  • As an Achieve Atlanta Scholar, achievement starts with advocating for yourself and never being afraid to ask for help when you need it. It means fully embracing the path ahead and responding to challenges with a can-do attitude. Our mission is to encourage, inspire, and put every Scholar in a position to achieve great things.

As an Achieve Atlanta Scholar, you are part of a growing community of APS alumni who have bold visions for their lives and have chosen higher education as their next step in making those visions real.

    • Daffany Anglin

      Daffany Anglin

      Graduation Coach

    • Theo Bullard

      Theodore Bullard

      Achieve Atlanta Liaison

      Professor Bullard serves as the facilitator of all administrative logistics for Kennesaw State's Achieve Atlanta Program. Duties in this role include the recruitment of students from the Atlanta Public School System and work with campus partners to assure resources and programming are available to the program's scholars. Additionally, his credentials include expertise in Organizational Leadership, Interdisciplinary Studies as well as a penchant for understanding the learning needs of diverse student populations and how to aid them in their academic, professional and leadership development.

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      Isaiah M. Harper

      Achieve Atlanta Ambassador

      • Antwuan Holloway

        Antwuan Holloway

        Academic Advisor

        Antwuan has been with KSU since 2014 and involved with Achieve Atlanta since 2017. Prior to becoming an Advisor with University College, he served as an Athletic Academic Advisor in Student Athlete Success Services. For Achieve Atlanta, Antwuan visits schools with Professor Bullard to conduct information sessions, helps coordinate Scholar Start Day and conducts Pre-Orientation sessions with Achieve Atlanta students. 

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        Kristen Jones

        Graduation Coach Coordinator

      • linda-lyons

        Linda Lyons, Ed.D.

        Director of Strategic Outreach and Diversty Initiatives

    More information on the Achieve Atlanta program can be found at or contact Professor Theodore Bullard by phone at 470-578-4541 or email at