KSU Entrepreneurship Center named for Robin and Doug Shore
KENNESAW, Ga. (Sep 21, 2016) — For years, Doug and Robin Shore have been making contributions to Kennesaw State University. Now, their names indelibly will be linked to the Michael J. Coles College of Business.
In recognition of a major financial contribution from the Shores, KSU officially will dedicate the Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center at a ceremony on Saturday.
“Doug and Robin Shore have a real passion for our students and for the entrepreneurial spirit being instilled in those students,” said Kathy Schwaig, dean of the Coles College of Business. “We are fortunate that these well-known entrepreneurs have taken a significant amount of their resources and invested in the passion and the mission that we have in the center.”
The Shores are continuing to provide opportunities to students through their donation to KSU’s entrepreneurship center. The center, which the Coles College began last year, strives to produce innovative students through programs such as Georgia’s first bachelor degree in entrepreneurship.
“Thanks to their incredible generosity, we will be able to lead entrepreneurship in the Southeast for students, educators and business owners,” said Chris Hanks, executive director of the Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center.
The Shores live in Atlanta, but did not have any direct connection to KSU prior to Doug Shore joining the Coles College Advisory Board. As Doug and Robin Shore have become increasingly involved with the university through the years, they feel part of the KSU family.
“I get so invigorated every time I come here,” Robin Shore said. “Everyone I meet is friendly and bright and forward-thinking. There is just something really special about Kennesaw State University.”
Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering nearly 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees. In January 2015, Kennesaw State and Southern Polytechnic State University consolidated to create one of the 50 largest public universities in the country.
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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 more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-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 126 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. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.