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1994 - George Butler Receives Honorary Degree

George Butler receives honorary degree from UNC Charlotte
Event Date: 
May 15, 1994
Event Type: 
90s Charlotte 1990-1999

May 15, 1994 - UNC Charlotte awards Butler an honorary degree.

  • West Charlotte graduate George Butler is given this degree after winning 18 Grammies. 
  • The senior vice president and executive producer for Columbia Records, Butler had already earned an M.A. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. 
  • He is thought to be one of the most powerful forces in jazz music in this era.