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From Gardner-Webb University’s origins as a high school through its evolution into a nationally-recognized university and leader in Christian higher education, each chapter of institutional history has been penned by men and women of profound vision and relentless dedication. Those who helped build GWU into what it is today gave generously of their time, talents and critical financial support. On Dec. 1, the Gardner-Webb community will come together on Founders Day to honor the names and legacies of persons and groups that played formative roles in the University’s development. The day of celebration will be highlighted by the presentation of two inaugural Founders Medals.

Publication Date

Fall 11-16-2022


Boiling Springs, NC


Founders Medal, Boiling Springs High School, O. Max Gardner

Gardner-Webb Celebrates Leaders of the Past on Founders Day, Dec. 1