William A. Freeman Distinguished Chair of Free Enterprise Scholarship
Established in 1988 by Georgia Teachers College alumnus William A. and Betty T. Freeman, this scholarship is provided to financially support outstanding students. Mr. Freeman was born in 1930 in Evans County, Georgia and graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1957. In 1990’s, Georgia Southern awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Letters and was inducted into the Parker College of Business Hall of Fame. During his life, he served as a partner in the Davis and Freeman Accounting Firm, officer and Director of Provident Broadcasting Company, member of the Board of Directors of Radio Training Network, and President, Director, and Chief Financial Officer of Watkins Associated Industries. Mr. Freeman was instrumental in establishing the Watkins Christian Foundation Chair of Ministry Experience at Mercer University where he also served as Trustee. He also served as a Trustee on the Watkins Christian Foundation, was an organizer and Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Merchant Bank, a founding member and Director of Georgia Banking Company, a member of the Advisory Board of Directors of the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Board of Directors of the Georgia Public Library Foundation, and President and Director of Waco Fire and Casualty Company and Provident Security Life Insurance. Mr. Freeman passed in 2000. At Georgia Southern, he served on the Georgia Southern Business Advisory Council and was named the Parker College of Business Alumnus of the Year in 1991. The recipients must be majoring in Business, be of the highest integrity and must demonstrate excellence in scholarship. The recipients will use the William A. Freeman Distinguished Chair in Business as a mentor.
- William A. Freeman