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Catawba College History Professor Making News

March 31, 2014

Category: Faculty, History & Politics


GaryFreeze.jpgDr. Gary Freeze, professor of history at Catawba College, has had several recent accomplishments. He was the guest speaker at the fiftieth anniversary of the Newton-Conover Rotary Club in January, with a talk focused on community contributions by Catawba’s benefactors during the Cold War era, particular those of longtime trustee Claude S. Abernethy.

In February, the Bethania Historical Society at their annual meeting honored him for his historical research on the North Carolina Piedmont; members of the Womble Carlyle law firm hosted the event.

In March, Dr. Freeze served on the program committee for the spring meeting of the Historical Society of North Carolina, and represented the society at a reception held for retiring historians at Elon University.

In April, Dr. Freeze will be featured at the premiere of the latest installment of “A Ramble Through Rowan’s History,” on the Civil War in the county.  Shot last summer, it will be shown at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 at the Rowan County Library.