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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

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Zuheir Sofia to be Recognized as Honorary Doctorate

WKU graduate Zuheir Sofia will receive the Honorary Doctor of Business Leadership during commencement ceremonies on Saturday, December 14.

Sofia, a native of Syria, received his bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration in 1969, and went on to become chairman, president, and CEO of Business Bank of Florida Corp and chairman of Sofia & Company, Inc. He was inducted into WKU’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni in 1998.

In recognition of a generous gift to support WKU’s International Center, the facility was named the Sofia-Downing International Center to honor him and Dr. Dero Downing, his longtime friend and WKU’s fourth president. He also funded the Capps-Wurster International Scholarship.

"Zuheir Sofia is an incredible example of the power of education in a person's life. He is a tremendous role model for our students," said Dean Jeff Katz. "The Gordon Ford College of Business is proud that he is the first recipient of the Honorary Doctor of Business Leadership." 

The Gordon Ford College of Business ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m. 

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