SALISBURY - Salisbury natives Gordon P. Hurley and Martha Kirkland West ’59 were honored by Catawba College on Sunday, April 10 as recipients of the 2011 Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award for Distinguished Service.
Hurley and West received the recognition in a 4 p.m. ceremony held in Hedrick Little Theatre on campus. The awards ceremony was part of the college’s annual President’s Circle event.
Catawba College President Joseph B. Oxendine ’52 made the award presentations after musical entertainment provided by the Catawba Singers. The Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. Award is given each year by Catawba to the individual or individuals who have played a major role in supporting the college and its programs and the broader community through their time, talent and resources. It was established in 1983 in honor of trustee emeritus Adrian L. Shuford, Jr. of Conover, who died in 2000.