Meet Our Donors
Our donors make a major impact on the programs, colleges and scholarships they support
through their philanthropy. Whether its a donor supporting a campus initiative or
funding a scholarship, the student experience at KSU is significantly improved and
enhanced when donors connect with the causes that are important to them.
Ellen, Shepherd Long endow scholarship for women in civil engineering
Shepherd Long, a trustee of the Kennesaw State University Foundation, and his wife
Ellen have established an endowed scholarship to support Kennesaw State University
students who are women majoring in civil engineering.
Doug and Robin Shore
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.
Michael A. Leven adds name, clout to new School of Culinary Sustainability and Hospitality.
Lockheed Martin Supports Math Education
Lockheed Martin is partnering with Kennesaw State University to invest dollars and
talent in high school students interested in mathematics.
Bill & Nina Beddingfield
For Bill and Nina Beddingfield, supporting the arts at Kennesaw State University is
more than a gift to the students; it also serves as a tribute to Bill’s mother, Florence.
Joseph Cook, a retired professor from Florida and one of Kennesaw State’s newest supporters,
has established scholarships in honor of two individuals who have impacted his life.
KSU retiree Virginia Hinton has recently committed to a planned gift to benefit the
KSU Retiree Legacy Scholarship, established by members of the KSU Retiree Association.
Lockheed Martin recently established a scholarship for students interested in science
The Rich Foundation, Inc.
The Rich Foundation, Inc. recently awarded a substantial gift to The Academy for Inclusive
Learning and Social Growth at Kennesaw State University.
Rosa Bobia established the Dr. Rosa Bobia Endowed Scholarship for students studying
Modern Language and Culture or African and African Diaspora Studies.
Oral Moses, Professor Emeritus of Voice and Music Literature since 1984, established
the Dr. Oral L. Moses Endowed Scholarship in May 2013.
As a chemistry professor, Marina Koether works to inspire more women to pursue the
Ann D. Smith
Recently retired, Smith was inspired by her experiences at KSU to endow the Ann D.
Smith Scholarship with the assistance of the Bagwell College of Education.
Having earned degrees from both Kennesaw Junior College as well as Kennesaw State
University, Cam Graham elected to give back in hopes that KSU will continue to evolve.
Tom Scott has been part of KSU history for 45 years, having served as the first faculty
member to teach the Georgia history course.
Mary Lou Fish
With two granddaughters now enrolled, twenty-one years of service to Kennesaw State
established more than a career; it established a family tradition.
Assistance League of Atlanta
Over the past decade, Assistance League of Atlanta has awarded funds to forty-six
KSU students through their annual scholarship.
Betsey and William Duffey
The Duffeys were instrumental in helping establish the Center for Young Adult Addiction
and Recovery (CYAAR), a program for students struggling with and recovering from addiction.
Lil and Bob Prillaman
Lil and Bob Prillaman are longtime community leaders. Bob is a KSU Foundation trustee,
a loyal supporter of the WellStar School of Nursing as well as co-chair of KSU’s first-ever
comprehensive capital campaign.
Ruth Ann Harnisch
Ruth Ann Harnisch, president and founder of the The Harnisch Foundation, is very clear
about what she expects when it comes to her charitable contributions.
Gene and Pat Henssler
Gene and Pat Henssler and the partners of the Henssler Financial Group established
the Student Management Fund at the Coles Collge of Business.