Marvin Schuster, chairman and founder of Columbus-based Schuster Enterprises, was awarded the Doctor of Humane Letters by Columbia International University.
The honor is given to individuals who have distinguished themselves through Christian living and service.
Schuster Enterprises encompasses 63 Burger King restaurants across the Southeast. Its mission is "to operate a business where the customer is king, the employees are the greatest asset and God gets the glory."
Schuster has served on the CIU Board of Trustees for the past 20 years.
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Located in Columbia, S.C., Columbia International University is an evangelical Bible college, seminary and graduate school with about 1,700 students.