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Distinguished Young Alumni Award

Established in 1989, Carolina Alumni’s Distinguished Young Alumni Award recognizes alumni age 40 or younger whose achievements have brought credit to the University.

2022
Markita Landry ’06 | Award citation

2021
Julius Tillery ’08 | Award citation

2020
Jason Brown ’05 | Award citation
Constance R. Jones ’03 | Award citation
Scott A. Quilty ’15 MBA | Award citation

2019
Lanakila “Ku” McMahan ’07 (MPH, ’11 PhD) | Award citation
Julius Frazier Peppers ’02 | Award citation
Emily C. Steel ’06 | Award citation

2018
Rebecca Leah “Bekah” Brunstetter ’04 | Award citation
Daniel Scott DeRue ’99 | Award citation
Jessica Nicole Holmes ’06 (’09 JD) | Award citation

2017
Brooke Baldwin ’01 | Award citation
Nicholas Black ’13 (MBA) | Award citation
Nikole S. Hannah-Jones ’03 (MA) | Award citation

2016
Jesse Keith Barton Moore ’01 | Award citation
Preston David Schwemmer Smith ’01 | Award citation

2015
Hunter Erichson Lewis ’00 | Award citation
Danae Mariya Ringelmann ’00 | Award citation
John Michael Sides ’96 | Award citation

2014
Callie Joyce Brauel ’09 | Award citation
Richard Martin ’95 | Award citation
Rajesh Panjabi ’02 (’07 MD) | Award citation

2013
Stuart Alan Albright Jr. ’01  |   Award citation
Thanassis Cambanis ’96  |  Award citation

2012
Amanda Taylor Marshall ’97  |  Award citation
Jeffrey Bryant Saturday ’97  |  Award citation
Bryan Hill Tucker ’93  |  Award citation

2011
David Wayne Jernigan ’00 |  Award citation

2010
Sarah Elizabeth Dessen ’93 |  Award citation
Jason Alan Kilar ’93 |  Award citation
Travis Thompson Tygart ’93  |  Award citation

2009
Eve Marie Carson ’08  |  Award citation
Eric Scott Montross ’94  |  Award citation
Emily Williamson Gangi ’99 (’03 MPA) |  Award citation

2008
Sindhura Citineni ’04 (’10 DDS)  |  Award citation
Anthony Stuart Deifell ’91  |  Award citation

2007
Gwendolyn Michele Bounds ’93 |  Award citation
Serena Wille Sides ’93 |  Award citation

2006
Rye M. Barcott ’01 |  Award citation
Andrea Jean Bruce ’95 |  Award citation

2005
Douglas Stephen McCurry ’94 |  Award citation
Stuart Orlando Scott ’87 |  Award citation
Dacia Merle Sampson Toll ’94 |  Award citation

2004
Bradley Lee Daugherty ’86 |  Award citation
Adam Frederick Falk ’87 |  Award citation
Kevin Jeffrey Martin ’89 |  Award citation

2003
Sallie Lee Krawcheck ’87 |  Award citation

2002
H. Holden Thorp ’86 |  Award citation

2001
Gregory Scott Michie ’85 |  Award citation
Draggan Paul Mihailovich ’83 |  Award citation

2000
J. Michael Cumpsty ’82 (’85 MFA) |  Award citation
Daniel Henry Johnson ’98 (’04 JD) |  Award citation

1999
Steven Philip Aldrich ’91 | Award citation

1998
Randy Kane Jones ’79 (’82 JD)
Sharon Elizabeth Lawrence ’83

1997
Mia Hamm Garciaparra ’94
David Herr Gardner ’88
Melanie Ann Sill ’81

1996
Roy Asberry Cooper III ’79 (’82 JD)
Victoria Ann Livengood ’83

1995
Donald Aaron Baer ’76 | Award citation (PDF)
Joyce Lee Fitzpatrick ’76 | Award citation (PDF)

1994
Jill Collins McCorkle ’80 | Award citation (PDF)
Alan Stewart Murray ’77 | Award citation (PDF)

1993
Joel Graham Brinkley ’75 | Award citation (PDF)
Kaye Batts Gibbons ’84 | Award citation (PDF)

1992
Thomas Victor Morris ’74 | Award citation (PDF)
Patricia Ann Timmons-Goodson ’76 (’79 JD) | Award citation (PDF)

1991
Leslie Holland Garner Jr. ’72 | Award citation (PDF)
Karol Virginia Mason ’79 | Award citation (PDF)

1990
Michael Jeffrey Jordan ’86 | Award citation (PDF)
Deborah Ann Potter ’72 | Award citation (PDF)

1989
James Hayes Shofner Cooper ’75 | Award citation (PDF)
Rebecca Wesson Darwin ’75 | Award citation (PDF)