Kennesaw State breaks ground on rec center named for Siegel

  Former KSU president Betty Siegel, center, is joined by, from left, KSU Foundation Chair…

Georgia (Oct 11, 2013)Former KSU president Betty Siegel, center, is joined by, from left, KSU Foundation Chair Connie Engel, Vice President for Student Success Jerome Ratchford, current university President Dan Papp and student Katherine Street during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday on a new energy-efficient student recreation and activities center named in Siegel’s honor. Once complete, the $38.7 million Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center will more than triple the size of the existing student recreational center built in 1967.Special to the MDJ/ David Caselli, Kennesaw State University Photography


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