Allen E. Paulson
Term of Award
Doctor of Science
Institution Issuing the Honorary Degree
Georgia Southern University
Brief Biography of Degree Recipient
Allen E. Paulson (1922-2000), an Iowa native, was highly influential in the fields of aviation and gaming as well as in the Georgia Southern Community. On his own since age 13, he joined the US Army during World War II and studied engineering at the University of West Virginia. After the War, he worked for TWA as a flight engineer and earned his pilot's license. Paulson went on to be very successful dealing in second-hand planes and was the head of American Jet Industries when it acquired what would eventually become Gulfstream Aerospace. He was also a leading owner and breeder of racehorses including Cigar, the most prize money winningest horse in history,
Because of his philanthropy, the Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing is named in his honor as is the Allen E. Paulson Student Scholarship that provides assistance to engineering and Technology students. His company, Gulfstream, created the Gulfstream Scholarships to assist students in any of Georgia Southern’s engineering programs. He is also a member of the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame for his significant contribution to the stadium that is named in his honor.
Allen E. Paulson received the Honorary Doctor of Science degree on June 14, 1997.
Georgia Southern University, Honorary degree, Doctor of Science
Georgia Southern University, "Allen E. Paulson" (1997). Georgia Southern Honorary Degrees. 1.