Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Dedication

Academic journal article Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Dedication

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Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Georgia, Lothar Tresp has not only studied history but participated in and--within the context of the NCHC--made it. Born in East Prussia in 1927, Dr. Tresp's high school education was interrupted by the war. In 1945, he was wounded in combat while serving in the German Wehrmacht. Subsequently, he finished high school and then college, later earning his Ph.D. from the University of Wurzburg. Having already been a Fulbright Fellow at the University of Georgia, he immigrated to the United States in 1952 to begin his teaching career, returning to the University of Georgia in 1957 and remaining there until his retirement in 1994. After serving as Assistant and then Acting Director of the fledgling UGA Honors Program, Tresp became Director in 1967, a position he maintained for over a quarter of a century. While building his own program, he also was instrumental in the early development of the NCHC, serving on the Executive Committee and then becoming Vice President and President (1974-76). …

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