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There are no limits to where your Carolina degree can take you. We’re reminded of that each year when the university unveils its prestigious award recipients. These awards recognize commitment to their university, communities or professions.

My Carolina Alumni Association presents the Distinguished Alumni, Algernon Sydney Sullivan, Outstanding Black Alumni, Outstanding Young Alumni, and Honorary Life Membership awards during Homecoming.

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Note: Awards were not given in 2011 due to the Capital Campaign kickoff.

2013 Award Recipients

The University of South Carolina will present its highest honors to alumni and supporters during Homecoming activities in November.

William and Lou KennedyDistinguished Alumni Award
William P. Kennedy, ’66
Lou W. Kennedy, ’84

William P. Kennedy, ’66, and Lou W. Kennedy, ’84, are the 2013 recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. The award is presented each year to the alumnus or alumna who not only exemplifies devotion to the University, but also outstanding professional leadership and citizenship. The couple own Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., in Orlando, FL, and are devoted philanthropists to higher education, in addition to many other causes.

Dr. Todd CrumpAlgernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Dr. Todd Crump, ’92 M. Ed., ’98 M.D.

Dr. Todd Crump ’92 M. Ed., ’98 M.D., is the 2013 recipient of the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, which is given to an outstanding alumnus or alumna who serves others in a manner beyond that required by the individual’s job or profession. Dr. Crump is an emergency medicine physician who works full time for the Lexington Medical Center. He also volunteers as the medical director of the Free Medical Clinic in Columbia, assisting many in receiving healthcare which they may not otherwise be able to afford.

Dr. Toby S. JenkinsOutstanding Black Alumni Award
Dr. Toby S. Jenkins, '97

Receiving the Outstanding Black Alumni Award is Dr. Toby S. Jenkins, ’97. The award is presented to an alumnus or alumna with a record of excellence in his or her chosen field. Dr. Jenkins is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education at the University of Hawaii Manoa. Diagnosed with both breast cancer and lupus in 2009, Dr. Jenkins is more than just a survivor, but someone who lives with a passion. She has built a career providing cultural programs and community initiatives to under-represented ethnic markets.

Dr. William R. JenningsOutstanding Young Alumni Award
Dr. William R. Jennings, '03 M.D.

Dr. William R. Jennings, ’03 M.D., will be honored with the Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which goes to a graduate under the age of 40 who has excelled in his or her chosen field. Dr. Jennings is a practicing, board-certified, emergency medicine physician at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. He currently serves as a System Vice President at Palmetto Health and Informatics Director for the Palmetto Health Quality Collaborative. Additionally, he serves as Medical Director for the South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

John BachmannHonorary Life Member Award
John Bachmann

The Honorary Life Member Award is presented by the alumni association to non-alumni who support and serve the university. This year’s recipient is John Bachmann. Bachmann is a Senior Partner at Edward D. Jones & Co., LP, in Saint Louis, Missouri, where he has worked since 1959. During his tenure, Edward Jones grew from 200 offices in 28 states to more than 9,000 offices throughout the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom. Mr. Bachmann serves on the Board of Trustees of the Business Partnership Foundation of the Moore School of Business as well as many other boards and commissions.

Staff to contact for additional information:

 Lynn Bradley Lynn G. Bradley, '84 BA, Life Member
Assistant Executive Director of Alumni Engagement

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