Arthur Blank to speak at UGA fall commencement
ATHENS (AP) — University of Georgia officials said Home Depot founder Arthur M. Blank will be the graduation speaker for the school’s fall 2012 undergraduate commencement
The ceremony is set for Dec. 14 at Stegeman Coliseum. The Athens Banner-Herald reports Blank will be awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree during the ceremony.
UGA faculty member Fran Teague will be the commencement speaker for graduate students, who have their commencement the same day. Teague is a professor in UGA’s English and theater and film studies departments.
Blank, who also owns the Atlanta Falcons, is a well-known philanthropist. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has awarded grants of more than $250 million.