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Gardner-Webb University honored the memory of two former students, who passed away last year while still enrolled as students, as they awarded posthumous honorary degrees to the families of Ariane Patterson and Glenda Weaver during spring graduation ceremonies on May 13. Patterson’s unexpected death occurred on Jan. 17, 2012 on her actual birthday at the age of 21. It was determined that Patterson suffered a heart attack due to systemic lupus erythematous.
Ariane Patterson, Glenda Weaver, Posthumous Honorary Degree, Spring Commencement 2013
Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Awards Two Posthumous Degrees During Spring Graduation" (2013). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 1649.