Kennesaw State's concert hall named for Audrey and Jack Morgan
KENNESAW, Ga.— Kennesaw State University honored the most recent gift by benefactor
(Apr 24, 2012) —
“Dr. Bailey and the Morgans are among the most generous people I know,” said Joseph Meeks
, dean of the College of the Arts. “Not only have they been angels to the School of Music
, but their philanthropy extends into so many areas of the community, including healthcare,
education and sports. We are deeply honored by their ongoing friendship.”
Bailey, an avid supporter of the arts, has established music scholarships to benefit
aspiring artists at Kennesaw State University. Through her gift of 27 Steinway pianos,
the KSU School of Music became an All Steinway School in Fall 2007. The softball complex
at KSU is also named to honor her philanthropy at Kennesaw State.
The Morgans are also longtime supporters of the School of Music. Before Mr. Morgan’s
death in December 2011, they created the largest scholarship endowment fund for KSU
music students. Within the last month, Mrs. Morgan doubled that fund which will allow
even more students to benefit from it each year.
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Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80
graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and
nursing, and a Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the 35-unit
University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution
with a growing population of more than 24,100 students from 130 countries.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved
full national accreditation for all of its arts departments.
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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.