George Beasley Gets A Doctorate At Appalachian State Univ.
June 3, 2013 at 1:44 PM (PT)
BEASLEY BROADCAST GROUP Chairman/CEO GEORGE G. BEASLEY has received a Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa during APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY’s recent MAY commencement. BEASLEY, who received both his undergraduate (’58) and graduate degrees (’60) from ASU, recently contributed the lead gift making a new broadcasting and media facility on campus possible -- the GEORGE G. BEASLEY MEDIA COMPLEX, which is scheduled to open later this year.
BEASLEY founded the company that bears his name in 1961, and has spent over 50 years in radio broadcasting. The Library of American Broadcasting named him a 2012 GIANTS OF BROADCASTING Honoree, and he is a recipient of the BROADCASTERS FOUNDATION’s prestigious BROADCAST PIONEER AWARD.