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Last fall, 18 Gardner-Webb faculty and staff completed the Charlotte Thunder Road Half Marathon as part of Dr. Jeff Hartman’s “Running With a Purpose” fitness group. This spring, the group tackled the Hickory Charity Chase Half Marathon, but their accomplishment was less significant for the miles they logged than for the “purpose” they championed: a new scholarship to honor longtime professor of physical education and wellness, and current Dean of Student Development, Dr. Delores “Dee” Hunt. Since 1978, Hunt—whom everyone affectionately calls “Doc”—has served several terms as chair of the Physical Education, Wellness, and Sport Studies (PEWSS) department, two stints as GWU’s head volleyball and softball coach, and, most notably, as the first dean of the School of Education, overseeing that program’s inception and accreditation in the mid-90s.

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Gardner-Webb Running Group Chases New Scholarship