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Honorary Degrees

Honorary degrees are reserved for those whose lives reflect the values of King’s mission and have achieved notable accomplishments and made generous contributions in their life’s work and service.

In holding a degree bearing the King name, these persons bring honor to the school and its history. Past degrees awarded have included Doctor of Divinity, Doctor of Laws, Doctor of Letters, Doctor of Humane Letters, Doctor of Fine Arts, and Doctor of Science.

King University traditionally bestows honorary degrees during one of its commencement ceremonies.

Background and Purpose of Honorary Degrees at King University

The highest honor a university bestows is that of its degree—normally an earned degree. It is traditional and appropriate for universities such as King in exceptionally meritorious cases to award an honorary degree, one that by its nature is not earned in the usual manner of matriculation and satisfaction of academic degree requirements. The honorary degree is thus considered the highest of these highest honors. King has a long history of responsibly awarding honorary degrees in a manner that benefits both the recipient and the school.

Honorary Degree Recipients

2009-2019

Frederica Mathewes-Green, Doctor of Letters, has published books and over 700 essays, in such diverse publications as the Washington Post, Christianity Today, and The Wall Street Journal. She has been a regular commentator for National Public Radio (NPR), a columnist for the Religion News Service, Beliefnet.com, and Christianity Today, and a podcaster for Ancient Faith Radio. She was also a consultant for Veggie Tales. She has appeared as a speaker over 500 times in venues including PrimeTime Live, NPR, PBS, Time, Newsweek, and The New York Times. She lives with her husband, the Rev. Gregory Mathewes-Green in Johnson City, Tennessee.

James K.A. Smith, Doctor of Letters, is a professor of philosophy at Calvin University where he holds the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview. Smith also serves as editor in chief of Image journal, a quarterly devoted to “art, mystery, and faith”. The award-winning author of Who’s Afraid of Postmodernism?, How (Not) To Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor, You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit, and his theological trilogy, Desiring the Kingdom, Imagining the Kingdom, and Awaiting the King have been widely read in Christian colleges as they find their institutional mission. His new book, On the Road with Saint Augustine, presents the ancient African thinker as a pilgrim guide for spiritual devotion in our complicated times. His writings have appeared in magazines such as Christianity Today, First Things, and The Los Angeles Review of Books, as well as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Jamie and his wife, Deanna, have four children and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Robert P. George, Doctor of Letters, is an American legal scholar, political philosopher, and one of the country’s leading conservative intellectuals. George serves as the McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison Program in the American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University, and is also a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. In 2008, Robert was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal by President George W. Bush in a ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House.

Dr. Richard A. Ray, Doctor of Letters, was a widely acclaimed Presbyterian minister who pastored First Presbyterian Church in Bristol for a time. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Dartmouth College and his Bachelor of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary. Ray served as vice chair of the King University Board of Trustees and was named by the board to serve the university as interim president from 2014 to 2016.

Before shifting his career to academia, Walter Taylor Reveley III, Doctor of Laws, practiced law for nearly three decades at Hunton & Williams in Richmond, VA. Formerly Dean of the Law School at the College of William & Mary, Reveley III was appointed the 27th president of the college in 2008. Walter Reveley III has served on many cultural and educational boards, including those of Princeton University, Union Presbyterian Seminary, St. Christopher’s School, and the Presbyterian Church (USA) Foundation.

Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Ernest Andrew “Andy” Andrews, Doctor of Humane Letters, was drafted into the United States Army’s 1st Infantry Division which struck Omaha Beach during the D-Day invasion. He served as a heavy machine gunner during many WWII events, including the Battle of the Bulge. He spoke widely and often about his experiences with concentration camps and Allied and Axis soldiers. He was awarded three Purple Hearts and was a former trustee emeritus for Montreat College.

Michael Morgan, Doctor of Letters, holds the highest certification of the Presbyterian Association of Musicians and has served as dean of the Atlanta chapter, American Guild of Organists. Morgan also holds one of the most comprehensive private Bible collections in the country, with over 4,800 volumes and with virtually every English translation of the Bible, New Testament, the Gospels, and the Psalms.

Robert “Pete” Bogner, Doctor of Letters, was a King College alumnus who received his pilot’s license from the King College School of Aviation in 1941 and served the United States Air Force in Italy, Germany, and Austria during WWII. When he finished his air force service, Pete Bogner returned to his hometown of Wooster, Ohio to join the successful family business, Bogner Construction Company.

Dr. Nicholas Wolterstorff, Doctor of Letters, taught at Calvin College, Free University of Amsterdam, the University of Notre Dame, and, finally, at Yale University as Noah Porter Professor of Philosophical Theology. He has authored a number of published books including Lament for a Son.

Other Notable Recipients

Dr. William Locke, Doctor of Letters, is an East Tennessee State University graduate who completed his bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees at the university. He has received post-doctoral training at several collegiate institutions and is also a graduate of the National Defense University’s National Security Management Course and the United States Army Command and General Staff College. He later took an administrative role in the early childhood education department for the state of Tennessee and formerly served as the president of Northeast State Technical Community College.

Doyle Wayne Lawson, Doctor of Fine Arts, was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee, where his love for music developed into a lifelong career. As member of the band, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Lawson has performed regionally, nationally, and internationally. Having a hand in writing some 40 albums, Lawson has received numerous awards and nominations from the International Bluegrass Music Association, the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America, and the Grammy and Dove award nominations. He was inducted into the International Bluegrass Hall of Fame in 2012.

Edward Neal Caldwell, Doctor of Letters, was a highly innovative mathematician, physicist, and lifelong Presbyterian. His work included design for Winchester Repeating Arms and his own business, Dalen Products, for which he designed thermostatic controls. E. Neal Caldwell was committed to Christian philanthropy, particularly in the areas of higher education, prison ministry, and the care for the homeless. He devoted the later portion of his life to finding low-cost means of purifying water for the developing world, and patented a method which is being distributed and utilized in Africa and Central America. A longstanding trustee at King University and a lover of the arts, E. Neal Caldwell designed and intensively landscaped a 7 acre garden that is listed in the Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens.

Dr. Nathan Orr Hatch, Doctor of Humanities, is president of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, having been officially installed on October 20, 2005. Prior to his current position, Dr. Hatch was a professor and later dean and provost at the University of Notre Dame. Dr. Hatch is regularly cited as one of the most influential scholars in the study of the history of religion in America. His book The Democratization of American Christianity, published by Yale University Press in 1989, garnered three awards, including the 1989 Albert Outler Prize in Ecumenical Church History and the 1990 John Hope Franklin Prize as the best book in American studies.

Michael “Mike” Helton, Doctor of Laws, is the vice chairman of the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). He replaced Bill France, Jr. in November 2000 as the company’s 3rd president. He was named Chief Operating Officer of NASCAR in February 1999. He is a Bristol, VA native and graduate of John Battle High School and King University

Dr. Myron S. Augsburger, Doctor of Divinity, was recognized by Time Magazine as one of America’s top five most influential “preachers of an active gospel” in 1969. He was the fifth president of Eastern Mennonite College and the founding president of the Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities in 1988. A prolific writer, Dr. Augsburger’s books include a novel, Pilgrim Aflame, about Anabaptist leader Michael Sattler. Dr. Augsburger continues to travel widely for speaking engagements and to write books, which have surpassed 20.

Dr. Gloria Gaither, Doctor of Humanities, is a Christian songwriter, author, speaker, editor, and academic. Dr. Gaither, along with her husband, Bill, and brother-in-law, Danny, comprised the Gaither Trio. They have written more than 700 songs and been awarded multiple Grammy Awards by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. She has authored more than 40 books and has served on the Board of Directors for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.

Dr. Chuck Colson, Doctor of Humanities, served as a member of the special counsel to the President Nixon and eventually became the first Nixon administration member to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges. While in prison, Colson experienced a mid-life religious conversion which sparked a radical life change. Chuck later founded a non-profit ministry called Prison Fellowship, which eventually turned its Christian worldview teaching to the international level.

A Dobyns-Bennett High School graduate from Kingsport, Tennessee, the Honorable James H. Quillen, Doctor of Letters, was the president and owner of Kingsport Development Company before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1942. After his discharge as a lieutenant, Quillen began his career in the U.S. House of Representatives and, upon his retirement, held the record for the longest continuous service by any Tennessee Congressman. James Quillen was an honorary degree recipient from multiple institutions including Milligan College and Tusculum College, and he was instrumental in the establishment of the James H. Quillen College of Medicine at East Tennessee State University.

Dr. Os Guinness, Doctor of Letters, is an author and social critic. Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford. Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide, and The Global Public Square. His latest book, Last Call for Liberty: How America’s Genius for Freedom Has Become Its Greatest Threat, was published in 2018. Since moving to the United States in 1984, Os has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the EastWest Institute in New York. He was the lead drafter of the Williamsburg Charter in 1988, a celebration of the bicentennial of the US Constitution, and later of “The Global Charter of Conscience,” which was published at the European Union Parliament in 2012. Os has spoken at many of the world’s major universities, and spoken widely to political and business conferences across the world.

Called “the best preacher in the family” by her father, Billy Graham, Anne Graham Lotz, Doctor of Humanitites, speaks around the globe with the wisdom and authority of years spent studying God’s Word. The New York Times named Anne one of the five most influential evangelists of her generation. Her Just Give Me Jesus revivals have been held in more than 30 cities in 12 different countries, to hundreds of thousands of attendees. Whether a delegate to Davos’ Economic Forum, a commentator to the Washington Post, or a groundbreaking speaker on platforms throughout the world, Anne’s aim is clear – to bring revival to the hearts of God’s people. And her message is consistent – calling people into a personal relationship with God through His Word. Anne is a best-selling and award-winning author. Her most recent releases are The Daniel Prayer, Wounded by God’s People, Fixing My Eyes on Jesus, Expecting to See Jesus and her first children’s book, Heaven: God’s Promise for Me. Anne and her late husband, Danny Lotz, have three grown children and three grandchildren. She is the founder and president of AnGeL Ministries.

Kay Coles James, Doctor of Laws, serves as president of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. She is the first African-American and the first woman to hold that position. James has served as the director for the United States Office of Personnel Management under George W. Bush from 2001 to 2005. Prior to the OPM appointment, she worked at local, state, and federal levels of government under the administrations of former U.S. President George H. W. Bush and former Virginia Governor George Allen. She is the president and founder of the Gloucester Institute, a leadership training center for young African Americans. James has served on various councils and commissions throughout her career including NASA Advisory Council and the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission. She is the wife of Charles James, Sr. and a mother to three grown children and five grandchildren.

Born in Pyongyang, Korea to parent missionaries that led one of the largest mission stations in the world for 40 years, Samuel Moffett, Doctor of Divinity, followed their footsteps in spiritual life, missionary service, and teaching. He received his Ph.D. in history at Yale University in 1945 and taught courses at Princeton Theological Seminary, later receiving the award of professor emeritus. Moffett and his wife spent the majority of their lives in mission work in India and China.

A Weaverville, NC native and descendant of John Weaver, Dr. Catherine Peeke, Doctor of Letters, devoted her life to missions and scriptural translation. A 1947 graduate of King University, she continued her studies at Columbia Bible College (now Columbia International University). In 1949, Dr. Peeke joined Wycliffe Bible Translators and Summer Institute of Linguistics and worked in Mexico, Peru, and Ecuador as a linguist and translator. She then received her Ph.D. in Anthropological Linguistics in 1968 from Indiana University. She subsequently began two years of language study and service to the Waorani people in Ecuador. For fourteen years, Dr. Peeke worked closely with Ms. Rosi Jung from Germany and with several Waorani to complete the translation of the New Testament in the native language. King University’s Peeke School of Christian Mission was dedicated in her honor in 2001.

Hailing from Manitoba, Canada, Dr. Manford Gutzke, Doctor of Letters, began his career as a teacher and, in time, began to prepare for law practice but soon found himself answering the call from God to give himself to the Gospel ministry. He was well qualified to speak from God’s word as he was a graduate of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles and received his Ph.D. at Teacher’s College at Columbia University in New York. Dr. Gutzke was the voice behind the teachings of the widely-acclaimed Bible for You radio program. Recordings of his sermons and Bible studies were broadcast from over one hundred stations around the world and can be found today at thebibleforyou.org.

A 1954 graduate of King College, Katherine Paterson, Doctor of Letters, is the author of more than 30 books including 17 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia and Jacob Have I Loved; she has also twice won the National Book Award, for The Master Puppeteer and The Great Gilly Hopkins (also a Newbery Honor Book). Seven film or television adaptations of her stories have been made. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, the NSK Neustadt Award in 2007, and the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award in 2013. In 2000 she was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress. Her latest book is My Brigadista Year, published by Candlewick Books in 2017. She is a vice-president of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and is a member of the board of trustees for Vermont College of Fine Arts. She was the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. She lives in Montpelier, Vermont with her dog, Pixie.

Father-in-law to the American evangelist Billy Graham, Dr. Lemuel Bell, Doctor of Laws, spent the summer of 1915 on a successful season of minor league baseball but rejected the offer to become a professional pitcher for the Baltimore team of the Federal Baseball League to pursue the study of medicine. Lemuel Bell served as a medical missionary, and at the age of twenty-two, he practiced as a surgeon at the largest Presbyterian hospital in China before World War II. After experiencing four severe heart attacks, Bell retired from his medical practice to take on the role of elected moderator of the 112th annual General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States. Bell also founded The Southern Presbyterian Journal, which evolved later into God’s World News.

Paul A. Scherer, Doctor of Science, was a former director of research for AiResearch Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles and executive officer of the Carnegie Institution of Washington. He held several patents in the field of cold storage refrigeration as an outgrowth of problems that were encountered in crop packaging at the time.

Name Year Degree Given
Frederica Mathewes-Green 2019 Doctor of Letters
James K.A. Smith 2019 Doctor of Letters
Robert P. George 2018 Doctor of Letters
 Richard A. Ray 2017 Doctor of Humane Letters
Walter Taylor Reveley III 2016 Doctor of Laws
Ernest Andrew “Andy” Andrews 2014 Doctor of Humane Letters
Michael Morgan 2014 Doctor of Letters
Robert Peter “Pete” Bogner 2009 Doctor of Letters
Nicholas Wolterstorff 2009 Doctor of Letters
William W. Locke 2008 Doctor of Letters
Scott Weimer 2008 Doctor of Divinity
Charles King 2007 Doctor of Letters
Louis A. King 2007 Doctor of Laws
Doyle Lawson 2007 Doctor of Fine Arts
Victor Pentz 2007 Doctor of Divinity
Iain Torrance 2007 Doctor of Humane Letters
Rep. Marsha Blackburn 2006 Doctor of Laws
W. Dale Brown 2005 Doctor of Humanities
E. Neal Caldwell 2005 Doctor of Letters
Rep.  William L. Jenkins 2005 Doctor of Laws
Albert Richard “Rocky” Rausch 2005 Doctor of Christian Service
Lois M. Clarke 2003 Doctor of Laws
Jefferson J. Gregory 2003 Doctor of Laws
Nathan O. Hatch 2003 Doctor of Humanities
William Turner Bryant 2002 Not Listed
John M. Gregory 2002 Not Listed
Ananthi Jebasingh 2002 Not Listed
N. Emil Jebasingh 2002 Not Listed
Hugh O. Maclellen 2002 Not Listed
Michael G. Helton 2001 Doctor of Laws
Jin-Hong Kim 2001 Doctor of Divinity
Earnest W. Deavenport, Jr. 2000 Doctor of Laws
Thomas William Gillispie 1999 Doctor of Letters
Henry Hugh Shelton 1999 Doctor of Laws
Myron S. Augsburger 1997 Doctor of Divinity
Gloria Gaither 1996 Doctor of Humanities
Elizabeth R. Achtemeier 1995 Doctor of Humanities
Charles W. Colson 1995 Doctor of Humanities
Eleanor Rupp 1995 Doctor of Humanities
The Honorable James H. Quillen 1994 Doctor of Letters
William S. Kanaga 1993 Doctor of Humanities
Os Guinness 1992 Doctor of Letters
Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Sykes 1992 Doctor of Divinity
Lawrence Edward Davis 1991 Doctor of Divinity
Carroll Douglas Jenkins 1991 Doctor of Divinity
Anne Graham Lotz 1991 Doctor of Humanities
Charles E. McGowan 1991 Doctor of Divinity
Rebecca Pippert 1991 Doctor of Literature
Max Weaver 1991 Doctor of Science
The Rev. Harry S. Hassall 1990 Doctor of Divinity
Kay Coles James, Dean 1990 Doctor of Laws
Inez Morton Wager 1990 Doctor of Literature
Stephen W. Brown 1989 Doctor of Letters
Oak Lim 1989 Doctor of Divinity
Yon Ok Lim 1989 Doctor of Humanities
Mr. and Mrs. Kap Soo Chang 1988 Doctor of Humanities
Thomas Leon Cummings, Jr. 1988 Doctor of Divinity
Lord and Lady Brian Griffiths 1988 Doctor of Letters
Jonathon Miller Liston 1987 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Ferdinand O. Pharr 1987 Doctor of Divinity
David Earl Ross 1987 Doctor of Humanities
Ellen Fraser Ross 1987 Doctor of Humanities
Jeffery Lance Ethell 1986 Doctor of Literature
Charles Hankley Owens 1986 Doctor of Humanities
Samuel Hugh Moffett 1985 Doctor of Divinity
William Graham Smith 1985 Doctor of Divinity
M. Catherine Peeke 1984 Doctor of Letters
James Harvey Smith 1984 Doctor of Humanities
William Marvin Flannagan 1983 Doctor of Divinity
Manford George Gutzke 1982 Doctor of Letters
Richard Gordon Hutcheson 1981 Doctor of Humanities
Thomas Dunlap Hunter, Jr. 1979 Doctor of Humanities
Katherine Woneldorf Paterson 1978 Doctor of Letters
Donald Stanley Coffey 1977 Doctor of Science
Jule Christian Spach 1977 Doctor of Laws
Charles Williams 1977 Doctor of Divinity
Eloise E. Clark 1976 Doctor of Science
Carl Herman Stark 1976 Doctor of Divinity
Fredrick Zollicoffer Woodward 1976 Doctor of Divinity
Murphy Davis Miller 1975 Doctor of Divinity
Morris DeSaussure Warren 1975 Doctor of Divinity
James Frazier Van Dyke 1974 Doctor of Divinity
Silas Max Vaughn 1974 Doctor of Laws
Herbert Bernard Barks, Jr. 1973 Doctor of Divinity
Cortez Alonzo Cooper, Jr. 1973 Doctor of Divinity
William Emerson Brock III 1972 Doctor of Laws
Matthew McGowan 1972 Doctor of Divinity
Thomas McCallie Divine 1971 Doctor of Laws
James Bradford Hollenhead 1971 Doctor of Divinity
Andrew Albert Jumper 1971 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Eugene Lewis Daniel, Jr. 1970 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Benjamin Hoyt Evans 1970 Doctor of Divinity
Katrina Maclellan (Mrs. Robert L.) 1970 Doctor of Divinity
Robert Maclellan 1970 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Robert Doggett Earnest 1969 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Richard Polk Keeton 1969 Doctor of Divinity
Scott Livingstone Probasco, Jr. 1969 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Christopher Franklin 1968 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Benjamin Haden 1968 Doctor of Divinity
Everett Butler Stanley 1968 Doctor of Education
The Rev. Manson Booth Tate 1968 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Harold Minor, Jr. 1967 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. William Matheson Clark 1966 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Collier Smith Harvey, Jr. 1966 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Chilton F. Thorington 1966 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Chancellor Byron Waites 1966 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Alvin Allen Gardner, Jr. 1965 Doctor of Divinity
Charles Sydmor McChesney 1965 Doctor of Divinity
Angus Robertson Shaw III 1965 Doctor of Divinity
Waldon Franklin Wadsworth 1965 Doctor of Divinity
James Wilson White 1965 Doctor of Science
Lemuel Nelson Bell 1964 Doctor of Laws
Pauline Massengill DeFriece 1964 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Preston Orr Sartelle 1964 Doctor of Divinity
Miss Anne Ruth Bryan 1963 Doctor of Education
The Rev. Elmer Perry Mobley 1963 Doctor of Divinity
Paul Armand Scherer 1963 Doctor of Science
The Rev. Marvin Keen Compher 1962 Doctor of Divinity
Lee George Davy 1962 Doctor of Science
Mrs. Leonard Burns Gibbs 1962 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Robert Spencer Hough 1962 Doctor of Laws
Graham Clark McChesney 1962 Doctor of Divinity
Stephen Jamison Sloop 1962 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Joseph Little Auten 1961 Doctor of Divinity
Wade H. Boggs 1961 Doctor of Divinity
Woodrow Wilson Robinson 1961 Doctor of Education
President Burgil Estel Dossett 1960 Doctor of Law
Herbert Halverstadt 1960 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Balmer H. Kelly 1960 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Benjamin F. Ormand, Jr. 1960 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. John Irwin Rhea 1960 Doctor of Divinity
William Kirk Allen, Jr. 1959 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. James Daniel Carter 1959 Doctor of Divinity
Oswald Delgado 1959 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. William F. Junkin, Jr. 1959 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. William T. Manson, Jr. 1959 Doctor of Divinity
Julian W. Spitzer 1959 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Robert Lansing Stamper 1959 Doctor of Divinity
David W. A. Taylor 1959 Doctor of Divinity
Paul Frederic Warren 1959 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Hugh Frederick Ash 1958 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Charles E. Gammon II 1958 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Willard Alexander Peak 1958 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. William M. Schotanus 1958 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Thompson E. Davis, Sr. 1957 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Irving Melville Ellis 1957 Doctor of Divinity
William Wistar Hamilton 1957 Doctor of Literature
Mrs. William R. Laird III 1957 Doctor of Laws
Earnest Lee Stoffel 1957 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Willard Gillreth Thomas 1957 Doctor of Divinity
Oscar Lemuel White 1957 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. David Elmore Wilkinson 1957 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. W. Ernest Wilson 1957 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Hunter B. Blakely, Jr. 1956 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Charles C. Cowsert, Jr. 1956 Doctor of Divinity
President James McDowell Richards 1956 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Archie Brown Williford 1956 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Theodore M. Greenhoe 1955 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. John Howard Macrae 1955 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. John H. McKinnon, Jr. 1955 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. William Rathmill Rollins 1955 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. John Harper Brady 1954 Doctor of Divinity
The Honorable Frank Goad Clement 1954 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Charles J. Hollandsworth 1954 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Thomas Clarke Rye Rhea 1954 Doctor of Divinity
Warren Fred Thuston 1954 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Samuel Baxter Lapsley 1953 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. John Cecil Lawrence 1953 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. James M. McChesney, Jr. 1953 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Samuel Shannon Wiley 1953 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Thomas Fry, Jr. 1952 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Charles Darby Fulton 1952 Doctor of Law
The Rev. Joseph Bingham Mack 1952 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Benjamin Lacy Rose 1952 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Samuel Hutson Hay 1951 Doctor of Laws
Percy Love Guylon Marshall 1951 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Robert E. McClure 1951 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Maurice Omar Sommers 1951 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Dale Defore Dutton 1950 Doctor of Laws
Robert Lewis McCallie 1950 Doctor of Laws
Robert McFerran Crowe 1949 Doctor of Divinity
William Garnett Foster, Jr. 1949 Doctor of Divinity
James Luther Fowle 1949 Doctor of Letters
Frank Lee Jackson 1949 Doctor of Laws
Marshall W. Doggett, Jr. 1948 Doctor of Divinity
Clifford Clark Loomis 1948 Doctor of Music
Jim Nance McCord 1948 Doctor of Laws
John Morrison 1948 Doctor of Divinity
Herbert Sanders Walters 1947 Doctor of Laws
James Charles White 1947 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Everett K. Brown 1946 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Archibald E. Dallas 1946 Doctor of Divinity
Walter King Keys 1946 Doctor of Divinity
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Goddard McClure 1946 Doctor of Divinity
Thomas Archibald Freeman 1945 Doctor of Divinity
Dewey Ralph Greennow 1945 Doctor of Divinity
Walter Ellis Harrop 1945 Doctor of Divinity
Ann Allen Birdwell 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Louise Brown 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Hellon Vaught Coffey 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Mary Betty Huff 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Bertram Maxwell Lorson 1944 Doctor of Divinity
Charles Sydnor McChesney 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Evelyn Lucille McClellan 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Ruby Jeannette McCroskey 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Hazel Evelyn Morrell 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Lennie Mae Pitts 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Elizabeth Rutherford 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Judy Ann Smith 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Ernest Lee Stoffel 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Virginia Rachel Stollard 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Charles Everett Tilson 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Grace Ellen Trivette 1944 Bachelor of Arts
Ace Leonard Tubbs 1944 Bachelor of Arts
John Sherman Yelton 1944 Doctor of Divinity
Marshall Coleman Dendy 1942 Doctor of Divinity
Langdon Mosely Henderlite 1942 Doctor of Divinity
Franklin Crane Talmage 1942 Doctor of Divinity
Charles Edward Allan 1941 Doctor of Divinity
David Sydney McCarty 1941 Doctor of Divinity
William Sewell Thorington 1941 Doctor of Laws
The Rev. Robert W. Cousar, Jr. 1940 Doctor of Divinity
Fred Stewart McClarke 1940 Doctor of Divinity
S. Dwight Winn 1940 Doctor of Divinity
George Caldwell Hager 1939 Doctor of Laws
(Mrs.) Fred Jay Hay 1939 Doctor of Divinity
James Park McCallie 1939 Doctor of Laws
Thomas Adair Painter 1939 Doctor of Divinity
Douglas Clark Amick 1939 Doctor of Divinity
Benjamin Lowry Bowman 1937 Doctor of Divinity
Henry Benson Dendy 1937 Doctor of Divinity
Hugh Goodwin Noffsinger, Sr. 1937 Doctor of Laws
Edward Stephen Campbell 1934 Doctor of Divinity
James Godfrey Patton 1932 Doctor of Divinity
Charles Clifton Carson 1927 Doctor of Literature
Antonio Almeida 1920 Doctor of Divinity
The Rev. Defore Dutton 1885 Doctor of Divinity
Robert Lewis McCallie 1885 Doctor of Laws
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