LMC professor honored by N.C. Society of Historians
Lees-McRae College professor Allen Paul Speer has been honored by the
North Carolina Society of Historians for his latest publication.
The North Caroline Society of Historians had its 71st annual meeting on Oct. 22, and at the awards banquet, Speer’s latest book, “From Banner Elk to Boonville, The Voices Trilogy:Part III,” was chosen by three panels of judges to receive an award in each of the following categories: The Willie Parker Peace History Book Award, the Robert Bruce Cooke Family History Book Award and the Ethel W. Twiford Religious History Book Award.
Judges noted that the book was “extremely well-written, reader friendly, interesting and surprisingly honest; worthy of receiving recognition in three categories by this society.” In addition, the judges said, “This book is an outpouring of emotions from Mr. Speer with regard to his place in life and family. This is a very special book, a book that delivers insight into Mr. Speer’s soul.”
Speer is a distinguished professor of humanities at Lees-McRae College and has teaching at that institution for 34 years.