Belmont University has granted an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree to Nashville business leader Gordon E. Inman, founder, chairman and president of Franklin Financial Corporation, is a Belmont University trustee. He was awarded the honorary doctorate by Belmont University President Dr. Robert C. Fisher during Winter Commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 19, at the university’s Curb Event Center.
“I’ve had the opportunity to write about a lot of business legends in my academic career including Sam Walton, Don Tyson, and William Dillard, but I don’t know of any more amazing business success story than the Gordon Inman story,” Fisher said. “The lessons that Belmont students can learn from the life of Gordon Inman relate to having a dream, working hard, having courage, caring about people, and living with integrity. We’re so proud to be associated with Dr. Inman.”
Fisher gave the commencement address to the more than 250 graduates of the school’s forty-ninth graduating class.
The commencement ceremony was the first to be held in Belmont’s new Curb Event Center, a 5,000-seat athletic and entertainment venue