J. Forest Akers and "Biggie" Munn pose next to the plaque at the Forest Akers Golf CourseBack
J. Forest Akers and "Biggie" Munn pose next to the plaque at the Forest Akers Golf Course
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Subjects: People, Staff, Trustees, Campus
Description: The relationship between Akers and MSU was mutually beneficial. In 1947 Akers used the $45,000 given to him as a retirement gift by his Dodge associates to establish the Forest Akers Scholarship. He donated a house in Florida (also a retirement gift) to MSU. In the 1950s Akers donated property and money to the university for the construction of a golf course. Years later he donated money to create a second golf course. Akers also set up the Chester L. Brewer Award for senior MSU athletes. In honor of his numerous contributions, MSU named Akers a Trustee Emeritus in 1958, awarded him a honorary Doctor of Law degree, and named a residence hall after Akers and his wife Alice.
Original Format: Black and white photograph
Resource Identifier: golf course.jpg
Collection Number: UA 1.1.1
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Contributing Institution: University Archives & Historical Collections, MATRIX
Relation: Papers of Forest H. Akers
Contributor: MSU Archives and Historical Collections
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