jour 2331C newsstory#1 - commitment to our University and...

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Jonathan Grant Prominent Alumni Figure of Southern Gives Back Some Smart Money Georgia Southern University’s fortunes have recently changed in an enormous way. A $12 million donation was given to the university by John A. Doe. John graduated from Georgia Southern in the class of 1985. These days he is the president and was the founder of Smart Technologies Incorporated. Doe’s company designs and structures equipment used in the telecommunications business. John has always been a kind human being as he states, “I just wanted to do something to help the University.” It is clear that he never forgets his roots and how he got to the point he is today. “I have never forgotten how much Georgia Southern set me a path to be successful,” claims Doe. The President of Georgia Southern, Brooks Keels, is very thankful and said it is the largest donation the University has ever achieved. “We are grateful to Mr. Doe for his
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Unformatted text preview: commitment to our University and the people of our region. He has given us a giant head start on making Georgia Southern one of the leading centers in the Southeast for training the high tech leaders of tomorrow,” Keels says. Ultimately Doe wishes for Georgia Southern to use the money to establish a college of engineering and provide scholarships for rising engineering students. This is an issue he is very passionate about as he demands, “If Georgia is the stay competitive in today’s economic climate, it needs to produce more engineering graduates who can help businesses prosper. In turn, they will create good-paying jobs for Georgians.” John’s care for young people and the amount of hope he has for the future are unprecedented in his field of work. “I hope this will help keep more of our talented young people in the state, which would bode well for our future.”...
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  • Fall '11
  • Staff
  • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, Georgia Institute of Technology, John A. Doe

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