Outstanding Black Alumni Award


The Outstanding Black Alumni Award is presented to an alumnus or alumna distinguished in his or her chosen field.

Student for a short time. Gamecock for a lifetime.


2016 - Vicky L. Free, ’92 BA
2015 - Dr. Kenneth Rogers, ’90 MD
2014 - Jotaka Eaddy, ’01 BA
2013 - Dr. Toby S. Jenkins, ’97 BA
2012 - Betty Anne Williams, '72 BA
2011 - James Bennett, '83 BA
2010 - Frances Elizabeth Ashe-Goins, '70 AS, '75 BS, '80 MPH
2009 – Major Taj Troy, '98 BS
2008 - Darrin Thomas, '87 BS
2007 –Dr. Cassandra D. Youmans, '82 BS, '87 MD
2006 - Reginald "Reggie" Lloyd, '93 JD
2005 - Michael L. Thurmond, ’78 JD
2004 - Dr. Saundra Glover, ’84 MBA, ’91 PhD
2003 - Charles E. Jones, Jr. '91 BA
2002 - Traci Young Cooper, '97 MA
2001 - No awards given due to university's Bicentennial celebration
2000 - John K. Waddell, '85 BA, ’88 MA
1999 - Dr. Aretha B. Pigford, '85 PhD
1998 - Sterling Sharpe, '87 BA
1997 - Larry Lebby, '73 BA, ’76 MFA
1996 – Dr. Vermelle Jamison Johnson, '76 PhD
1995 –The Honorable Willie Lee Catoe, '78 MA
1994 - Abigail R. Rogers, '79 BA, ’82 JD
1993 - Rick C. Wade, '84 BS
1992 - Henrie Monteith Treadwell, ’65 BS
1991 - Charles P. Austin, '85 MCJ
1990 - Clente Flemming, ’81 BA
1989 – The Honorable Paul Livingston, '74 BA, ’78 MA
1988 - Heyward Bannister, '74 BS, ’77 MCJ
1987 - James Solomon, Jr.
1986 - I.S. Leevy Johnson, '68 JD
1985 - Dorothy A. Manigault, '71 BA, ’74 JD
1984 - T.R. McConnell, CPA, '73 BA, ’74 MAcc
1983 - Luther J. Battiste, III, '71 BA, ’74 JD
1982 - Janie Shuler Fulton, '77 MSW
1981 - Oliver Washington, '72 BS