On Wednesday, April 19, at 5 p.m. in the Chapman Conference Center, Dr. Ruth Douglas Currie will be on campus to give a talk on her new book, “Kwajalein Atoll, the Marshall Islands and American Policy in the Pacific.”
The book talk and signing are to benefit the President Emeritus, Dr. Kenneth B. Orr Memorial Endowment: Faculty Research Fellowship. Revenue from the sales of this book at the event will go directly to the Orr Memorial Endowment.
The fund was established last year by Currie to memorialize her late husband, Dr. Ken Orr.
“We are thankful for Dr. Currie’s continued support and interest in the advancement of Presbyterian College,” said Alex Scull, director of college advancement. “Her willingness to use book sale revenues from this event shows just how important she views the endowment she has created to memorialize her late husband, President Emeritus Dr. Kenneth B. Orr.”
Currie is a professor emerita in the history department at Appalachian State University. She served four years as command historian for the U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command and recently retired as professor of history and political science at Warren Wilson College in Asheville, N.C.
The event is free and open to the public.
To learn more about the Dr. Kenneth B. Orr Memorial Endowment: Faculty Research Fellowship, click here.
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