The Year of the Scholar program was started by Les and Joyce Compton Brown. The program would later become the annual Life of the Scholar Multidisciplinary Conference supporting undergraduate research and scholarship. The program celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017.
Photo Description: The March 5, 1997 issue of the Year of the Scholar newsletter. While the Year of the Scholar program lasted for the 1996-1997 academic year, it lead to the annually held Life of the Scholar Multidisiplinary Conference and the Gardner-Webb Review scholarly journal.
Archives, Gardner-Webb University, "1996-97: The Year of the Scholar Program" (1997). Gardner-Webb University History: A Timeline. 4.
Gardner-Webb University, Life of the Scholar, LOTS Multidisciplinary Conference