Oglethorpe University dedicated its 6-court tennis complex on Saturday, December 11, in a naming ceremony held on the courts. The complex is now known as the Downing Howell Tennis Courts, in remembrance of the grandson of the late G. Arthur Howell Jr. ’72H, who gave generously to support the OU tennis program.
Mr. Howell was an Oglethorpe University Trustee Emeritus, having served on the Board of Trustees from 1946 to 2001. He also served as Board chairman and received an honorary degree from Oglethorpe in 1972. Mr. Howell was a prominent Atlanta attorney and civic leader.
OU Trustee Warren Jobe ’09H and Board Chair Jack Guynn ’05H both spoke at the event, along with OU President Larry Schall.
“Mr. Howell was a very special friend to Oglethorpe,” said Dr. Schall. “In light of Arthur’s recent passing, this event takes on another layer of significance to the Oglethorpe community. We honor him, his legacy and his generosity.”