William P. Randel, 1931
B.A., Denison University
M.A., University of Michigan
Ph.D., Columbia University
Citation awarded on Saturday, June 5, 1971
In recognition of a scholar who has contributed to international understanding as a lecturer in American civilization her and abroad, Denison University confers upon Dr. Randel an Alumni Citation.
A scholar and social historian who has enlivened the humanities by his buoyant and vital spirit, Dr. William Peirce Randal is a noted lecturer in American civilization here and abroad.
In more than 20 years of teaching English at American and European universities, he has given generations of students a new appreciation for the roots of American culture. Author of six books and 40 articles, he has been professor of English at the University of Maine since 1965. He spent 17 years at Florida State University, a period which was punctuated by visiting professorships abroad under State Department auspices, including: Helsinki University 1950-1951; University of Athens 1955-1956; University of the West Indies 1957-1958; University of Bologna 1965. He has also lectured on American civilization in several other foreign countries including Yugoslavia, the Netherlands, and the Windward and Leeward Islands.