Dr. Loren P. Guy '22
Doctor Loren P. Guy was a native of Asheville, North Carolina. He was educated in the public schools of Norfolk, VA., and entered Roanoke College as a pre-medical student in the fall of 1918. He completed his studies at the University of Virginia with a B.S. degree in 1922, M.S. in 1924 and M.D. from the school of medicine in 1928.
Doctor Guy specialized in ophthalmology and worked as a consultant ophthalmologist for the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. His research in diseases and muscular disturbances of the eye, especially in children, brought him wide acclaim. Because of his successful work in preventing blindness, Doctor Guy received citations and award from the Guild for the Jewish Blind and the Toy Manufacturers of the United States. He also wrote articles and was published for the nation's leading medical journals.
Doctor Guy was a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and American College of Surgeons, a Diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and the American Board of Ophthalmology. Doctor Guy received the Roanoke College Medal on October 28 for his noble achievements in the practice of ophthalmology, especially for the unique contributions he has made to the science of correcting and preserving the eyesight of young children. Doctor Guy was a gentleman who exemplified the high ideals to which Roanoke College is dedicated.
Loren P. Guy received the Roanoke College Medal in 1967.