Gordon DR

Gordon Kent DR

1937 - 2010

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Dr. Gordon Ray Kent, 73, of Morgantown died Thursday, October 14, 2010. Gordon was born, February 17, 1937 in Charleston, WV, the son of the late Gordon Hardesty Kent and Winona Blanche Evans Kent.He graduated from Grafton High School in 1955 received a BA in 1962 and an MS in Vocational Rehabilitation in 1964 from West Virginia University. He received his PhD in Counseling from the University of South Carolina in 1978. Gordon retired as Associate Director of Disabled Student Services for West Virginia University in 2001. He also served as a WVU Research Assistant Professor, and as an Assistant Professor for the WVU College of Human Resources and Education, Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling and Counseling Psychology, beginning in 1975. From 1964 through 1975 Gordon served in many vocational rehabilitation roles for the State of South Carolina, including Project Supervisor for Pineland Vocational Rehabilitation Facility, before joining the faculty at the University of South Carolinaâs Department of Counseling and Guidance. He was honored as a Distinguished West Virginian in 1982 for his devotion to West Virginianâs with disabilities.Gordon is survived by his wife of 51 years, Barbara Ann two children, Krista Kent of Grafton, Michael & Barbara Kent of Chestertown, MD grandchildren, Michael Garrett & Darren Lee Miller of Meadville, PA and Katy Garrett of Maui, Hawaii. He is also survived by his brother, Robert & Patricia Kent of Charleston, WV.Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in his honor Saturday, October 30th at 11:30 AM at the West Virginia University Erickson Alumni Center.
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