Honors Council

Honors Council

Mr. Louis J. Boos

  • President and an owner of Nordic Engineering Inc.
  • President and an owner of ChemTech Inc.
  • Member of the Board of Advisors for the Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Duke University Medical Center
  • Past President of the North Carolina State, Pulp and Paper Foundation

Mrs. Rosemary Brown

  • Trustee emerita of Kalamazoo College
  • Board member of Georgian Chamber Music
  • Board member of the Atlanta Opera
  • Former teacher of mathematics for 30 years

Dr. Jack Cohen

  • Co-chair of the Honors Advisory Council
  • Former Surgeon and Chief Medical Officer for the United States Navy
  • Former Chief of Surgery

Mrs. Yvonne Cohen

  • Co-chair of the Honors Advisory Council
  • Former teacher of fifth grade and Head Start in Augusta, Georgia
  • Former teacher of special education
  • Former office manager for Dr. Jack Cohen's surgical practice

Mr. Barry Hyman

  • Principal in Veracor Consulting Group
  • Insurance Broker specializing in estate planning and executive benefits
  • CPA and JD in Law
  • Kennesaw State University Foundation Board Member
  • Kennesaw State University Professional Advisory Committee for Planned Giving
  • President of The Hyman Foundation

 Mrs. Julie Kimball

  • Chair of the Student Financial Success Committee with the Kennesaw State University Foundation
  • Retired CEO of Summit Financial Solutions
  • Former Vice-Chair of the Southern Polytechnic Foundation

 Mrs. Robin Schmidt Shore

  • 20 years of professional work principally as an event and trade show manager for a variety of organizations
  • Former marketing manager at The Atlanta Ballet
  • Former volunteer for the Atlanta Botanical Gardens
  • Former docent at Carlos Museum of Art and Archeology at Emory University
  • Philanthropy at Kennesaw State University includes the GAVE Program for Military Veterans to start their own businesses; The Robin Schmidt Shore Endowed Scholarship for study abroad in Montepulciano, Italy; and The Robin and Doug Shore Entrepreneurship Center at the Coles College of Business

 Mrs. Elizabeth Smith Williams

  • Employee and Trustee for Beacon Foundation Charitable Trust
  • Advisory Council Chair for Communities in Schools of Georgia in Marietta/Cobb County
  • Active member of the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta
  • Former manager in the Risk Management and Regulatory Practice of global accounting firm Ernst & Young

 Mrs. Risë A. Spearman

  • Retired teacher from Gwinnett County Public School System
  • Former adjunct professor of art history at Mercer University
  • Former member of the Gwinnett Fine Arts Leadership Team
  • Professional and civic service over the years includes the following: Georgia Quality Core Curriculum Consultant for Art History and Art Criticism, Georgia Art Education Association Board of Directors, University of Georgia School Art Symposium Steering Committee, Georgia Teacher Certification Test Consultant for Visual Art, and Gwinnett Fine Arts Center Advisory Board

Mr. Marc Heilweil

  • Founder, President and Portfolio Manager at Spectrum Advisory Services, Inc.
  • Portfolio Manager at Gratus Capital Management, LLC.
  • Director of Amli Residential Properties Trust
  • Member of the Board of Trustees for The Temple in Atlanta, GA
  • Fulbright Scholar