It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Dr. George H. Beggs, Dean Emeritus of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. Dr. Beggs passed away early this morning. The family requests that in lieu of flowers that a donation be made to the George and Rosemary Beggs Scholarship Fund through the KSU Foundation. Arrangements are as follows:
Sunday, December 13th
1:00-3:00 and 5:00-7:00 p.m.
Mayes Ward Dobbins Funeral Home
180 Church Street
Monday, December 14th 11:00 a.m.
First Baptist Church of Marietta
148 Church Street
Kennesaw Memorial Park
1306 Whitlock Aveneu
Personal expressions of condolence may be sent to the home address: 1212 Fielding Court, Marietta, GA 30064.
Dr. George H. Beggs, a charter faculty member of Kennesaw Junior College, served in both academic and administrative positions during his 28 year tenure until his retirement in 1994. He was the first teaching faculty member hired to help open the new junior college. Dr. Beggs served as Chairman of the Division of Social Sciences at Kennesaw Junior College and Kennesaw College from 1966-1984, contributing much to the College’s growth and conversion to 4-year status. In 1984 he became the founding Dean of the School of Arts and Behavioral Sciences.
Dr. Beggs played key roles in developing numerous baccalaureate programs and international initiatives, creating the A.L. Burruss Institute of Public Service, initiating professional graduate degree programs and hiring a diverse and talented faculty and staff. Dr. Beggs was a teacher noted for his excellence and dedication in the classroom and a model of institutional service .
Dr. Beggs remained exceedingly loyal to the university during the years since retirement, enriching the university with their presence as well as through their strong support of scholarships.
Dr. Beggs enjoyed a distinguished military career in national security as an active army reserve strategic intelligence officer, retiring as a Lt. Col. He was an avid pilot and devoted family man and leaves behind a family that will miss him dearly.
Posted: December 12, 2009