Hill, Carl McClellan

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Carl McClellan Hill, educator, and son of Reverend and Mrs. William F. Hill, was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Hill attended Norfolk Public Schools and received his B.S. degree from Hampton Institute in 1931, his M.S. degree from Cornell University in 1935 and later did graduate work in chemistry during the summers of 1938- 1940 at the University of Pennsylvania. He is the recipient of two honorary degrees, a LL.D from the University of Kentucky (1966) and a D.Sc. from the University of Louisville and Eastern Kentucky University (1975). Dr. Hill served as an assistant professor and high school science teacher at Hampton Institute (1931-1941); associate professor of chemistry (1941-1944) at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina; professor and head of the Department of Chemistry (1944-1951); chairman of the School of Arts and Sciences; and professor of chemistry (1951-1958); dean of faculty; dean of the school of Arts and Sciences; professor of chemistry (1958-1962) at Tennessee State University, Nashville, Tennessee; and as president of Kentucky State University (1962-1975). Dr. Hill has been affiliated with many professional organizations which include the American Chemical Society; American Association for the Advancement of Science - Chemistry editor of Journal (1955-1963); Beta-Kappa-Chi Scientific Society- editor- in-chief of Bulletin (1949- 1962); National President (1962-1963) National Institute of Science, President (1948); The Society of Sigma-Xi (Cornell University Chapter); Tennessee State-Fisk-Meharry Sigma-Xi Club - President (1953-1954); National Advisory Committee for Teacher Examinations, Educational Testing Service, Princeton , New Jersey; Kentucky Academy of Science; National Education Association; Kentucky Education Association; American Association of School Administrators; New York Academy of Science. Dr. Hill has also held membership with the Board of Trustees of Stillman College; Board of World Missions of the Presbyterian Church, United States; Kentucky Council on public Education; Kentucky Commission on Higher Education;Kentucky Heart Association, Board of Directors; Kentucky Authority for Educational Television, Advisory Committee; National Commission on Accrediting, Executive Committee; Kentucky Science and Technology Advisory Council; American Heart Association, Board of Directors and Publications Committee; Southern Regional Education Board, Executive, Executive Committee; Advisory Committee on Accreditation and Institutional Eligibility, United States Office of Education; Kentucky Blue Cross Hospital Plan, Board of Directors and Executive Committee; General Executive Board and Executive Committee, General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, United States; Centre College, Danville, Kentucky, Board of Trustees; Institute Policy Commission, Institute for Higher Education Opportunity, Southern Regional Education Board; Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors; American Red Cross Board, Franklin County-Frankfort Chapter; Franklin County-Frankfort United Fund, Board of Directors, Chairman of Budget Committee; Lincoln Foundation, Incorporated, Board of Directors; American Institute of Banking; Kentucky Education Association- Member; American Association of School Administrators- Member; New York Academy of Science - Member. Dr. Hill is listed in Who's Who in America; Who's Who in American Education; Who's Who in Kentucky; Who's Who in the South and Southwest; American men of Science; Presidents and Deans of American Colleges and Universities; The Blue Book (leaders of the English-speaking world); Outstanding Educators of American; Dictionary of International Biography; Leaders in Education; and Men of Achievement (1974), Melrose Press Limited, Cambridge, England. Dr. Hill received a Julius Rosenwald Fellow Award; he was the recipient of the Manufacturing Chemist Association Award (1962) for excellence in college chemistry teaching (the association honors six outstanding chemistry teachers annually in the United States and Canada); Man of the Year Award, Omega-Psi-Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Gamma-Phi Chapter (1962); Frankfort, Kentucky United Way (Community Fund) Gold Award for Outstanding Service to People of Our Community (1976); Citizen of the Year Award, Omega-Psi-Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Psi Tau chapter (1974); Outstanding Alumnus-at-Large Award, Hampton Institute (1969); Commissioned, Kentucky Colonel - Frankfort, Kentucky; Carl M. Hill Week Celebration - designated by the mayor and citizens of the City of Frankfort, Kentucky, March 31-April 5, 1975. Dr. Hill was appointed the eleventh president of Hampton Institute by the Board of Trustees in April of 1977. He served as interim president from July 1976 until his appointment in 1977. He was the second alumnus to serve Hampton Institute as president.

The papers of Carl McClellan Hill have not been transferred to the Archives, Hampton Institute.

Carl McClellan Hill