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Kennesaw State University honored almost 300 volunteers at the ninth annual All Boards Day breakfast April 1 at the Convocation Center.Stewart Cobb was honored as the 2008 Board Member of the Year for his work with the Bagwell College of Education Advisory Board since 2004. Cobb‚ a Kennesaw resident who has lived in Cobb County all his life‚ has been active in search committees and in raising funds for the three Bagwell Balls‚ bringing a number of corporate sponsors to this prominent event.(For the complete story‚ please click on the headline above.)

Georgia (Apr 1, 2008) — Kennesaw State University honored almost 300 volunteers at the ninth annual All Boards Day breakfast April 1 at the Convocation Center.

Stewart Cobb was honored as the 2008 Board Member of the Year for his work with the Bagwell College of Education Advisory Board since 2004. Cobb‚ a Kennesaw resident who has lived in Cobb County all his life‚ has been active in search committees and in raising funds for the three Bagwell Balls‚ bringing a number of corporate sponsors to this prominent event.

“This is a total shock. It’s a total surprise and a complete honor‚” Cobb told the audience after receiving his award. “If you ever became connected to this university‚ it’s hard to get away from.”

Cobb’s relationship with KSU began when he established the Jackie Dobbins Cobb Memorial Scholarship to honor his wife‚ who passed away in 2002. This endowed scholarship allows education students from Paulding County‚ where his wife taught for many years‚ to attend KSU.

With the launch of the KSU Comprehensive Capital Campaign last fall‚ Cobb was named to lead the Early Learning Center Advisory Board. The campaign’s goal is to raise at least $7 million for the center‚ which will serve the early learning needs of the community and provide a valuable clinical and research facility for early childhood education.

The advisory board for Continuing Education was honored as the 2008 Board of the Year. This board includes Chet Austin and Bob Prillaman‚ who are co−chairs of KSU’s Comprehensive Capital Campaign.

KSU President Daniel S. Papp praised the important role that advisory boards play. “You help us stay in touch with the real world. You help us spread the word about KSU‚” Papp said. “We appreciate everything you do tremendously.”

As a growing university with more than 20‚000 students‚ KSU relies heavily on volunteer advisors from the community to help guide and shape its programs‚ from athletics and academics to service organizations. KSU has nearly 1‚000 volunteers who serve on its 66 advisory boards.

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