Local community member with strong Lynn ties to receive honorary degree

George Elmore will accept honorary degree at commencement ceremony

Published May. 01, 2013

George_ElmoreGeorge Elmore, a resident of Gulf Stream, Fla., will receive an honorary degree from Lynn University’s Board of Trustees at the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 11.

Elmore has a longstanding relationship with Lynn. His company, Hardrives, Inc. founded in 1953, built the original roads on campus. Since then, Elmore has been extremely generous to the university by developing endowments and scholarships to help young people in the community; by providing Lynn’s campus with its cafeteria, Elmore Commons; and the George and Wilma Elmore East Terrace at the Keith C. and Elaine Johnson Wold Performing Arts Center; and by donating a gift of service for construction of the university’s new front entrance. In addition, he received Lynn’s Boca Raton Award for community service and dedication to education.

“George has been a caring and generous friend to Palm Beach County and Lynn University since our inception, and it is especially meaningful to recognize him in this capacity as we celebrate our institution’s 50th anniversary,” Lynn President Kevin M. Ross said.

On May 11, Elmore will join Lynn honorary degree holders including former NBC newsman and economics reporter Irving R. Levine, CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, Henrietta Countess de Hoernle and Christine and Eugene Lynn, among others.

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George Elmore, a native of New Castle, Pa., moved to Florida in 1947, attended the University of Miami, and later served in the Korean War. He has enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a businessman, community leader and philanthropist. 

Elmore serves on the boards of numerous educational, cultural and charitable institutions in the South Florida area, including Lynn University, The Scripps Research Institute, Max Planck Florida Foundation, United Way, Boy Scouts of America, WPBT-Channel 2, Kravis Center, Palm Beach County Council of the Arts, Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Community College Foundation, Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Inc. and Palm Beach Historical Society.