Allen E. Paulson


Allen E. Paulson


Term of Award

Spring 1997

Degree Name

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


More information can be found about Allen E. Paulson here.

Information about his involvement with the sports program at Georgia southern is available on the university's website.

Information about the Allen E. Paulson Student Scholarship can be found here and here.

Photo courtesy of the Georgia Southern Athletics Hall of Fame.

Allen E. Paulson