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Honorary Degrees

The West Virginia Board of Education, at its meeting of October 26-27, 1959, authorized Concord College* to award honorary degrees. The first honorary degrees were conferred on May 14, 1960, at the Inauguration of Joseph Franklin Marsh, Jr., as Thirteenth President of the College, with Dr. Phillip Mallory Conley of Charleston, West Virginia, receiving the first such degree awarded by the College.

*Concord College became Concord University on July 1, 2004

Number Date President First Name Middle Name Last Name Recipient Title Recipient Location Citation Degree Earned
30 Joseph Franklin Marsh Felix Edward Repetto Doctor of Laws
31 Joseph Franklin Marsh James Stanley Smithson Doctor of Science
32 Joseph Franklin Marsh Festus Paul Summers Doctor of Humane Letters
33 Joseph Franklin Marsh William Pearson Tolley Doctor of Laws
34 Joseph Franklin Marsh Wilburn Camrock Campbell Doctor of Humane Letters
35 Joseph Franklin Marsh Theodore Davidge Lockwood Doctor of Humane Letters
36 Joseph Franklin Marsh Harold Clark Martin Doctor of Letters
37 Joseph Franklin Marsh Stewart Harold Smith Doctor of Laws
38 Joseph Franklin Marsh Arch Alfred Moore Doctor of Laws
39 Joseph Franklin Marsh Gordon Elmer Hermanson Doctor of Laws
40 Joseph Franklin Marsh George Wayman Bryson Doctor of Humane Letters
41 Joseph Franklin Marsh Daniel Hale Doctor of Science
42 Joseph Franklin Marsh Alexander Marrs Harman Doctor of Laws
43 Joseph Franklin Marsh William James Lord Wallace Doctor of Humane Letters
44 Joseph Franklin Marsh Perry Epler Gresham Doctor of Humanities
45 Joseph Franklin Marsh John Grove Barker Doctor of Pedagogy
46 Joseph Franklin Marsh Edward Sagendorph Mason Doctor of Laws
47 Joseph Franklin Marsh Charles Lee Harman Doctor of Humanities
48 Joseph Franklin Marsh Walter Ray Cooke Doctor of Pedagogy
49 Joseph Franklin Marsh John Sloan Dickey Doctor of Laws
50 Jerry L. Beasley Queen Sirikit Queen Thailand Doctor of Humane Letters
51 Jerry L. Beasley Arnold G Porterfield Bachelor of Arts
52 Jerry L. Beasley James H. "Buck" Harless Doctor of Business Administrat
53 Jerry L. Beasley Roland P. Sharp Doctor of Humanitarian Service
54 Jerry L. Beasley Wayne W. Meisel Doctor of Business Administrat
55 Jerry L. Beasley Ruby Anderson Carter Doctor of Education
56 Jerry L. Beasley Gaston Caperton Doctor of Humanitarian Service
57 President Emeritus Joseph Franklin Marsh Jean Dressler Beasley Doctor of Humanitarian Service
58 President Emeritus Joseph Franklin Marsh Jerry L. Beasley Doctor of Humanitarian Service
59 Gregory F. Aloia M. L. Swarankar Doctor of Humanities