Gifts that impact generations of KSU Students


It never ceases to amaze me how dedicated the Kennesaw State community is to ensuring our students find opportunities to succeed. I am touched by the generosity we see from our donors who share that commitment to making our students a top priority.

A prime example of this came recently with two gifts from the Bobbie Bailey Foundation for scholarships in both nursing and music totaling $2 million. This generosity is a continuation of the support that Dr. Bobbie Bailey gave to the University during her lifetime.

For the WellStar School of Nursing, the Bobbie Bailey Foundation Endowed Nursing Scholarship will be awarded to full-time students seeking bachelor’s or master’s degrees. We are grateful for this gift which helps students pursue degrees at what is, in my humble opinion, the best nursing school in Georgia.

The School of Music in the College of the Arts will also receive a significant addition to the Bobbie Bailey Endowed Music Scholarship. It is fitting that the Foundation is continuing the support displayed by Dr. Bailey, who was instrumental in establishing KSU as one of the state’s leading collegiate music education programs. For students studying piano, string instruments and music education, this gift will make a big difference in their education and subsequent careers.

The legacy that Dr. Bailey has left for Kennesaw State is unrivaled, as much of our music program has been touched by her in some way, whether it is through the Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center, the donation of 44 Steinway pianos, or the naming of the Audrey B. and Jack E. Morgan Sr. Concert Hall after Dr. Bailey’s sister and her sister’s late husband.

These latest gifts from the Bobbie Bailey Foundation are valuable additions to Kennesaw State, and they will help our students pursue their passions and realize their aspirations of a college education.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten