Alumni Awards

Each year the Louisburg College Alumni Association presents special awards to alumni and community leaders to recognize their professional accomplishments and dedicated service to the college.If you know a deserving alumnus or community leader who meets the criteria for a particular award, you can make a nomination by submitting a form online; see below.

 

alumni nomination form

 

You can also download a PDF of the form here and mail it to Kathryn O'Leary:

 

ATTN: Kathryn O'Leary

Louisburg College

501 N. Main Street

Louisburg, NC  27549.

 

 


 

 

 

Distinguished Alumnus Award

The association established the Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1978. They bestow it upon outstanding alumni ambassadors of Louisburg College who personify the college’s highest foundational values and are renowned in their community, family, and church.

 

Past Winners

1978: Carol Bessent Hayman '45

1981: Charles H. Mercer '38

1985: Betty H. Smith '42

1987: Margaret Weston Hoyle

1990: Patrick W. Carlton '57

1991: William D. Moon '45

1992: Roger G. Taylor '68

1993: James Suggs '75

1994: Anne Edens Pickard '57

1995: Ervin L. Williams '84

1996: Willard A. Dickerson '63

1997: James Floyd Ammons, Jr. '75

1998: Russell '54 and Clara Frazier '55

1999: Bobby '48 and Lida Couch Davis '49

2001: Helen Ayscue Bonner '48

2003: John F. Strotmeyer, Jr. '68

2004: Willard Britton Cobb '69

2005: Mike Boddie '77

2006: Dorothy Kennedy Honeycutt '45 and Mary Strowd Ward Riggsbee '45

2007: Horace Jernigan '47

2008: R.C. Hunt '75

2009: Douglas Edwards '53

2010: Mary Ruth Edwards Snyder '50 and Grady King Snyder '50

2011: Dr. Charles Douglas Bryant, Sr. '47

2012: Max Reese '73 and John & Sue Lewis '69

2013: Joe Mobley '69

2014: Carol Weeks '65

2015: Richard Hunter '68 and Trent Strickland '61

2016: Dr. Needham Yancey Gulley '98

2017: Daniel Thomas '07

2018: Bob Johnson '78
2019: Rachael Modlin '50

 

 

Outstanding Young Alumnus Award

The association established the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 1993. It recognizes an alumnus who has graduated within the past twenty years and achieved significant accomplishments in a profession or the community.

 

Past Winners

1993: Sonia Galloway Griswold '83

1994: Rhodrick W. Gray '90

1995: Martin Thorne '86

1996: William L. Melvin '86

1999: Haven Cooper '84

2003: Allen M. Murphy '98

2004: Stephanie Tolbert Buchanan '97

2005: Josh Rupe '02

2006: Scott Riggs '91

2007: Cherie Mills '05

2008: Randy Everett '95

2009: Michael Murray '97

2010: Tara Simone Brown '91

2011: Brian McCants '91

2012: Travis Cherry '96 and William Bryant Fields, II '01

2013: Leewyn Kellam ‘96

2014: Christy Knight '90

2015: Shekanah Solomon '10

2016: Travis Combest '98

2017: Brittany Hunt '10

2018: Cedric Mullins '14

2019: Latrell Hill '18

 

Dr. Cecil W. Robbins Public Service Award

The association established the Dr. Cecil W. Robbins Public Service Award in 1997 in honor of former Louisburg College President Dr. Cecil W. Robbins. This award tributes an alum or member of the community who has shown exceptional dedication to Louisburg College by contributing outstanding and meaningful service to the college. The association bases the selection upon contributions of time, effort, commitment, and enrichment of the mission and standing of Louisburg College.

 

Past Winners

1997: C. Ray Pruette

1998: Grady Snyder '50

1999: Charles M. Davis

2001: Lucy Allen and Ed Brown

2002: Frances Boyette Dickson '35

2003: B.B. Pruitt

2004: Anne Edens Pickard '57

2005: Tom Walden

2006: Fred Roberson '62

2007: W. Seymour Holt '49

2008: Don Fish '60

2009: Edgar J. Boone

2010: Faye Strickland Griffin '64 and Dr. Rodney S. Foth

2011: Robert Beck '53

2012: Professor J. Craig Eller

2013: Ed Woodhouse, Sr. ‘56

2014: Professor Will Hinton

2015: Sheilah Cotton

2016: William Byrd Wilkins '85

2017: Scott Shook '90

2018: Maury York '73

2019: Alicia Eller '65

 

 

Henry Douglass “Doug” Lindsay III ’66 Young Alumnus Service Award

The association established the Henry Douglass “Doug” Lindsay III ’66 Young Alumnus Service Award in 2011. This tribute is for unusual presidential support. It honors an alumnus who has graduated within the past twenty years and has demonstrated extraordinary service to Louisburg College through the commitment of time and effort on its behalf.

 

Past Winners

2011: Kyle Perkins '07

2012: Stephanie Tolbert '97

2013: Thomas Wardrick '90

2014: Candace "Candy" Jones '99

2015: Brittany Hunt '10

2016: Derrick Vause '14

2017: Daniel Wilson '06

2018: Nicholas Skerpon '15

2019: Julius Shumpert '16

 

 

Allen de Hart Humanitarian Award 

The association established the Allen de Hart Humanitarian Award in 2013. The award recognizes a visionary alumnus or community member renowned for a breadth of creative endeavors and lasting accomplishments that serve and uplift humanity.

 

Past Winners

2013: Professor Allen de Hart

2014: Bill Hurley '53

2015: Faculty Emeriti, Rev. Sidney Stafford

2016: Clara Frazier '55

2017: Charley-John Smith