George C. Herring is Alumni Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Kentucky. A native of Blacksburg, Va., he received a bachelor's degree from Roanoke College and after service in the U.S. Navy he earned both master's and doctorate degrees in History from the University of Virginia. He joined the UK faculty in 1969 after four years at Ohio University. At UK, he taught classes at all levels, from introductory survey courses in U.S. history to graduate seminars.
The University of Kentucky College of Arts Sciences Hall of Fame induction and festivities are slated for Friday, Oct. 10, at 3:30 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.
Gurney Norman, Kentucky Poet Laureate in 2009-10 nd director of UK's Creative Writing Program, and author and former UK history professor George C. Herring were awarded honorary degrees this past weekend.