Tennessee Wesleyan's Durwood Dunn Recognized With Award Named In His Honor

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Dr. Durwood Dunn
Dr. Durwood Dunn

The Society of Appalachian Historians have honored Tennessee Wesleyan College Professor Dr. Durwood Dunn by naming an award after him. The Society’s “Durwood Dunn Award” will recognize historians who, over the course of their careers, have made outstanding contributions to the study and teaching of Appalachian history.

“I was truly surprised and overwhelmed at the establishment of an award in my name,” said Dr. Dunn, who has taught history at TWC for 38 years. “Throughout my career, the study of Appalachia and its people has become one of the most important and informative fields in American history, and I am greatly honored to have participated in that development.”

Dr. Dunn played a role in the creation of the Society of Appalachian Historians, an organization housed at East Tennessee State University that seeks to provide a forum for the dissemination and discussion of innovative historical scholarship on any aspect of Appalachia.

The Society named the “Durwood Dunn Award” in honor of Dr. Dunn for his many contributions to the study of Appalachia, the many shared experiences he had with the Society throughout the years, the gift of his inimitable personality and spirit, and for his continued support for and dedication to the study of Appalachian history.



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