Dateline: May 11, 2019
A reception and unveiling ceremony was held on May 3 to honor Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kares. Mr. and Mrs. Kares made the largest individual financial commitment in the history of the Athens State University Foundation; in recognition of their gift, the University Library was named “Kares Library.”
Family, friends, and community members gathered on campus for the celebration. Remarks were made during the ceremony by Mr. Kares, a 1968 Athens College alumnus, who spoke about how much Athens State means to him and the impact the institution has had on his life. Mr. Kares was also ceremoniously robed and received an honorary doctorate degree at Athens State University’s College of Arts and Sciences commencement ceremony the next day.