NEWBERRY — Newberry College will celebrate its 160th anniversary at the annual Founders Day Convocation tomorrow, Nov. 11. During the convocation, which coincides this year with Veterans Day, Newberry College will confer an honorary doctorate upon 1st Lt. Murray Price, a decorated WW-II veteran who flew 40 combat missions in the Pacific as the co-pilot of a B-24 bomber.
After the war, Price spent 39 years in the wholesale foods distribution industry, working his way up the ranks from salesman to executive vice president/CEO of PYA/Monarch when he retired.
Although Price’s formal education did not extend beyond high school, his ties to Newberry College come through his children, Deborah and Gerald, who graduated from Newberry in 1974 and 1976 respectively. Price was instrumental in founding the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity on the Newberry campus and was inducted into membership in 2010. Price has served on numerous civic, business and charitable organizations and remains active at St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Lexington.
Along with the honorary doctorate for Price, 15 Newberry College students will be inducted into the 2017 Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
Founders Day Convocation will begin at 10 a.m. at Wiles Chapel.
This release was provided by Newberry College.