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Gardner-Webb University will award its highest recognition of merit, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, to Dr. Gilmer Blackburn during its Fall Commencement ceremonies on Monday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m. Blackburn’s career in higher education spanned five different decades and included more than 35 years at GWU and six years at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVa-Wise) before his retirement in 2010. Blackburn earned his associate’s degree from Gardner-Webb in 1960 and headed to Wake Forest University (WFU) where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History (1962).
Dr. Gil Blackburn, Gardner-Webb University, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, The University of Virginia's College at Wise, UNC Chapel hill, Wake Forest University
Office of University Communications, "GWU to Honor Longtime Former Professor and Vice President with Honorary Doctorate" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1519.