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Gardner-Webb University awarded its highest recognition of merit, an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, to Dr. Gil 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. Frank Bonner, Dr. Gil Blackburn, Gardner-Webb University, University of Virginia's College at Wise
Office of University Communications, "GWU Honors Longtime Former Professor and Vice President with Honorary Doctorate" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1523.