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Gardner-Webb University bestowed its highest recognition of merit, the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, to John J. Godbold Jr. during Fall Commencement Exercises on Saturday, Dec. 14. The GWU Godbold School of Business is named after Godbold and his wife Linda. A distinguished business entrepreneur from Rock Hill, S.C., Godbold and his wife gave a multi-million dollar gift to Gardner-Webb in 2008 to establish the school and a pledge of annual support.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Recognizes University Benefactor with Honorary Doctorate" (2019). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 142.