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Gardner-Webb University bestowed its highest recognition of merit, the Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, to Franklin “Frank” Beam (Shelby, N.C.) during its Spring Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 7. GWU President Dr. Frank Bonner explained that the awarding of an honorary doctorate degree affirms the University values, honors individual achievements, and recognizes the recipient’s embodiment of Gardner-Webb ideals of caring and Christian service. “These guidelines are exemplified to the fullest degree by Frank Beam in his personal, professional, church, and civic life, and in innumerable leadership roles,” Bonner shared.
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Office of University Communications, "Gardner-Webb Recognizes Trustee with Honorary Doctorate at Commencement on May 7" (2016). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 889.