Preyer Lecture Series
Dr. Norris Preyer is professor emeritus of history at Queens University of Charlotte. He came to Queens in 1957 and later was named the very prestigious Dana Professor of History and chair of the History Department. He is the author of two books (including Hezekiah Alexander and the Revolution in the Backcounty) and numerous articles in scholarly publications. His enthusiasm and love of his subject made him a favorite with students for more than 30 years until he retired in 1990.
Kathryn Preyer has also been very influential at Queens. She is the founder of Friends of the Library and a founding member of Friends of Music and Friends of Art. She received the distinguished Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award from Queens in 1974. Both Kathryn and Norris have been named Honorary Alumni by the Queens Alumni Association. They have two children: Norris, Jr., a physics professor, and Janet Preyer Nelson, a 1977 graduate of Queens and a loyal alumna.