Release date: October 4, 2007
Kennesaw State holds ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
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Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Dean Joseph Meeks
Ribbon-cutting ceremony for Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
Friday, Oct. 5, 2007
Front patio of Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw
Speakers at the ribbon-cutting ceremony are Daniel Papp, president of the university; Earl Ehrhart, senior vice president of The Facility Group; John Anderson, interim assistant vice president for facilities services at the university; John Abbott, architect from Stevens & Wilkinson Stang & Newdow, Inc.; and Joseph Meeks, dean of the College of the Arts at the university. Dr. Bobbie Bailey will also be in attendance.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony is one of two grand opening events for the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The ceremony will feature comments from many of the people involved with the creation of the $9 million performance center, which broke ground in February 2006.
The facility is named for KSU Trustee Dr. Bobbie Bailey, who has supported the project and the university’s music program through substantial gifts totaling over $1.7 million.
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, there will be a brief reception on the patio.
The final grand opening event for the Bailey Performance Center is a concert that will take place in the performance hall on Saturday, Oct. 6 at 8:00 p.m.
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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 state university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new Doctorate of Education in Leadership.
The KSU College of the Arts is one of only four Georgia institutions to have achieved full national accreditation for all of its arts programs.