Fred Stillwell receives honorary doctorate from Kennesaw State

Fred Stillwell‚ a retired Cobb County developer and longtime friend of Kennesaw State…

Georgia (Jul 31, 2002) — Fred Stillwell receives honorary doctorate from Kennesaw State

Karen Kennedy

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Fred Stillwell‚ a retired Cobb County developer and longtime friend of Kennesaw State University‚ received Kennesaw State's sixth honorary doctor of humane letters at commencement ceremonies July 29 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center.



Stillwell was honored with this doctorate for his years of support of Kennesaw State. "Fred Stillwell's generosity through the years has helped Kennesaw State to become a university of significance‚" said KSU President Betty Siegel.



His gift to endow the Howard Logan Stillwell Theater in memory of his father was the largest gift in the school's history at the time it was given. In addition to supporting the theater‚ Stillwell is known as the KSU Fighting Owls' biggest fan. The baseball team's Stillwell Stadium was built with his generous funding and bears the name of his family.



In his speech following receipt of the doctorate‚ Stillwell said‚ "Kennesaw State has been a second home to me. I'm proud to be associated with this excellent institution."



Currently‚ Stillwell serves as a member of the KSU Foundation Board of Trustees and as a member of the Athletic Complex Steering Committee.



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Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100‚ offers 55 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.



 

A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu

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