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Gardner-Webb University bestowed its highest recognition of merit, the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, to Dr. Michael C. Blackwell during its Summer Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, Aug. 5. For nearly 35 years, Blackwell has served as president of Baptist Children’s Homes (BCH) in Thomasville, N.C. Founded in 1885, the organization has ministry points in 22 North Carolina communities with an affiliated orphanage in Guatemala.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Recognizes Baptist Children’s Home President with Honorary Doctorate" (2017). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 579.