Janice Dawn Jensen Carlberg, Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa
An articulate, engaging speaker and writer, she served for decades as a goodwill ambassador
to higher-education affiliate organizations, and to the Church in New England and beyond. As the first
director of women’s ministries at Grace Chapel west of Boston, and as the First Lady of Gordon College, she invited individuals into warm Christian community and helped them find ways to serve.
For her compassionate, encouraging spirit, her insightful communication of the gospel message,
and her profound commitment to Gordon College’s central principle of servant leadership,
Gordon College honors Janice Dawn Carlberg by conferring upon her the degree Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa.
George Richardson, Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa
A Barrington College graduate whose business career has been marked by his vision for sustainable fisheries, he has made his second vocation the faithful tending of his alma maters.
A strong supporter of the 1985 merger of Gordon and Barrington, he has served for 30 years on the Board of Trustees of Denver Seminary, where he earned a master's degree in divinity.
For his commitment to crafting balanced policy, his role in helping Christian educational institutions thrive, and his leadership professionally and in his local church, Gordon College honors George Richardson by conferring upon him the degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa.
Frederick Nelson Blount, Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa
Trained in innovative thinking as a student of engineering, he applied his creativity to diversification of the shellfish business his forebears founded in the decade following the Civil War, and to re-envisioning the institutional identity of Barrington College as a trustee from 1974 through 1984. His steady hand helped guide its merger with Gordon College and the prudent disposition of its assets.
For his effective service to Barrington and Gordon, his role on national and industry fisheries boards, and his example of effectively sustaining a family firm, Gordon College honors
Frederick Nelson Blount by conferring upon him the degree of Doctor of Public Service, honoris causa.