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”A quintessential gentleman professor” is how Dr. Joyce C. Brown describes her friend and colleague, Thirlen Osborne, who passed away Nov. 17 in Shelby, N.C., at the age of 97. He taught English at Gardner-Webb University from 1957 to 1987 and was awarded the status of professor emeritus of English after his retirement. Brown, GWU professor emerita of English, remembers being nervous the first time she met Osborne.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Professor Emeritus of English, Thirlen Osborne, Passes Away at 97" (2018). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 326.