Posting Date: April 19, 2012
Kennesaw State's concert hall to be named for Audrey and Jack Morgan
Concert hall will be dedicated on April 21
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Audrey and Jack Morgan
KENNESAW, Ga.—On April 21, Kennesaw State University will honor the most recent gift by benefactor Bobbie Bailey with the official naming and dedication of the concert hall in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center. The concert hall will be named the Audrey B. and Jack E. Morgan, Sr. Concert Hall, in honor of her sister and late brother-in-law.
“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. (Read full bio).
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. (Read full bio).
The naming of Morgan Hall will be celebrated during a performance by the KSU Orchestra, Chamber Singers and Chorale featuring Mozart’s “Vespers” and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.
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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.