Gardner-Webb Professor Emeritus Receives Marquis Recognition and Honor

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Dr. Robert Earle Morgan Recognized for Contributions to Higher Education

A portrait photo of Bob MorganBOILING SPRINGS, N.C.— Dr. Robert Earle Morgan, Gardner-Webb University professor emeritus of French and mathematics, has been presented the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.

Morgan celebrates many years’ experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. An expert in French grammar and culture as well as analytic geometry, algebra and trigonometry, Morgan was named a GWU professor emeritus in 1998. He retired from Gardner-Webb after 31 years of teaching, which included serving as chair of the Department of Foreign Languages. He previously taught at Wingate College and Wadesboro High School in North Carolina. Morgan is the author of two books, “Portrait of Myself” in 1965 and “Developmental Mathematics” in 1983.

During his career, Morgan served as an education program evaluator for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. He serves as an event staff member of The Foundation Center for the Performing Arts at Isothermal Community College (ICC). Morgan has maintained involvement with the Christian Service Organization (CSO) at Gardner-Webb.

Born and raised in the Baptist faith, Morgan has been active not only in his church, but also his community. He was a Sunday school teacher, the chair of the memorial committee and a member of the burial committee at his church, and as the treasurer of the Green River Baptist Association. Morgan was also active as the board chairman of the Green Hill Community Center, the chairman of the board of the Green Hill Volunteer Fire Department and a member of such organizations as Chi Beta Phi, Mu Sigma Epsilon, Sigma Zeta, Phi Theta Chi, Alpha Chi, and Phi Delta Kappa.

Morgan earned his undergraduate degree from Lenoir-Rhyne College in 1956, his Master of Education in 1961 at the University of North Carolina and graduated from UNC in 1971 with a Doctor of Philosophy.

The recipient of a 1956 J.R. Anderson Memorial Mathematics Award, Morgan also accepted a Special Citation Ministerial Board Award in 1977, a Fleming-White Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1988 and a 10-Year Award for Event Staffing at ICC. Morgan endowed four scholarships at Gardner-Webb over the years, including the Robert Morgan Academic Fellows Scholarship, the Robert Morgan Christian Service Scholarship, the Gilbert and Sue Morgan Scholarship, and the Don and Beck Morgan Scholarship. He also joined the late Dr. Charles Andrews in establishing an endowment for the Department of Foreign Language. Published in 41 biographical publications, Morgan has also been featured in the 23rd edition of Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Morgan has been featured on the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement website. Please visit for more information about this honor.

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