REACH Georgia

The REACH Georgia program is a state-wide initiative that financially supports the preparation of potential scholars at the middle school level to attend college. Coordinators continue to mentor REACH Georgia scholars throughout their high school tenure and assist them as they begin to identify their post-secondary school of choice. REACH Georgia is grateful to partners in higher education for their support in helping their scholars with a smooth transition into college and assisting them with their educational goals. 

As a campus partner, the department of Strategic Outreach and Diversity Initiatives (SODI), Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides the following academic support services and Co-curricular programming that enhances student’s success for REACH Georgia scholars.  

  • Academic support services include academic advising and graduation coaching
  • Co-curricular programs include onboarding, workshops, study hall, activities, peer mentors, and recognition at graduation

Additionally, SODI collaborates with campus partners and the program’s stakeholders to assure the persistence of REACH Georgia scholars pursuing their undergraduate degree from Kennesaw State University. 

"At this time, all matching funds are currently committed to REACH Georgia students who have already enrolled at KSU prior to Fall 2021.  Please contact Anne Kreminski for further assistance and to learn of other potential scholarship options."  

For more information on REACH Georgia, access their website at

    • Reach Ga

      REACH Ga. Campus Liaison

      Duties in this role include assisting incoming students participating in the REACH Ga. program with their transition to college, working with campus partners to assure resources and programming are available to the program's scholars, as well as assisting in future initiatives, community outreach programming, and training/workshops for students and REACH Ga. stakeholders.

      • Christopher Holloway

        Christopher Holloway

        Graduation Coach

        Christopher Holloway joined the department of Strategic Outreach and Diversity Initiatives – Office of Diversity and Inclusion in January 2021 as a Graduation Coach.  Prior to becoming a KSU Owl, Mr. Holloway worked for nearly 10 years in higher education in the public and private sectors.  He previously served as a Grant Advisor Coordinator of the Strengthening Institutions Program grant at Columbus State University (CSU).  In this role, Mr. Holloway’s experience included department budgeting, conducting advisor and student employee training, and program implementation.

        Mr. Holloway also served as a member of CSU’s Retention, Progression, and Graduation (RPG) committee. During his tenure, CSU adopted the following key institutional policy changes to better address the unique needs of probation students: applying registration holds for probation students, automating an intake assessment that included smart logic for resource referrals, and pairing probation students with peer mentors.

        Mr. Holloway holds a Master of Science in Adult Education with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction from Troy University and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education from Georgia State University.  In his free time, he enjoys attending concerts, writing songs, traveling, and spending time with family.

      • linda-lyons

        Linda Lyons, Ed.D.

        Director of Strategic Outreach and Diversty Initiatives 

      • Monique Richardson

        Monique Richardson

        Academic Advisor

        Responsible for daily advisement and outreach with the students of the REACH program. Ms. Richardson is currently an academic advisor with the Dual Enrollment Program and formerly an instructor with the First Year and Transition Studies department; teaching the first-year seminar. She brings experience in program and organizational leadership, and a broad and diverse knowledge of strategic outreach initiatives as they relate to the student experience.

      • shae-smith

        Shae Smith, M.A.

        Co-curricular Program Specialist