Waffle House booth to be dedicated for KSU president emeritus

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 20‚ 2007) — Dr. Betty L. Siegel‚ president emeritus of Kennesaw State…

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (Feb. 20‚ 2007) — Betty L. Siegel‚ president emeritus of Kennesaw State University‚ will have a booth dedicated in her honor Tuesday‚ Feb. 27‚ at the Waffle House where she dined across from campus nearly every morning during her 25−year tenure at the university.

The dedication ceremony will be held at 8 a.m. at the Waffle House located across from campus at 3340 Frey Road N.W.‚ Kennesaw.

Kennesaw State’s second president‚ Siegel ate breakfast at the restaurant almost daily‚ and met with students and staff while at the diner.

Siegel stepped down in 2006 after serving for two−and−a−half decades at KSU‚ presiding over the institution’s phenomenal growth from a small state college to a residential university with nearly 20‚000 students and expanding graduate degree programs.

Upon her retirement‚ Waffle House gave her a “Golden Waffle Award” in “recognition of being a goodwill ambassador for its restaurants.”

To reach the Waffle House from Atlanta‚ take Interstate 75 north to Exit 271 at Chastain Road. Make a left on Chastain Road‚ then turn right on Frey Road. The restaurant is on the right side of the road‚ across from the KSU athletic fields.

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A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 38,000 students. With 13 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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