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Award Recipients

The Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award recognizes outstanding black alumni who have been stellar leaders within the University community and/or within their local community. This award has two (2) potential categories: Young Alumni (age 40 and under) and Overall Achievement (no class or age requirement).

The James Lassiter, J. Kenneth Lee and Floyd McKissick Sr. Trailblazer Award recognizes a black alumnus who paved the way for African-Americans during the first twenty years of integration at Carolina. The recipient of this award will be an alumnus from a class between 1952 – 1972.

The Hortense K. McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award honors a faculty or staff member, past or present, who has made outstanding contributions to the Carolina community.  The nominee does not have to be an alumnus.

The Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Senior Award recognizes an African-American graduating senior who exemplifies a strong academic record, excellent leadership ability, positive community service/volunteer work and a demonstrated desire to strengthen the bond between current students and alumni (will be announced during the Student Alumni Dinner on Thursday, Oct. 26).

Lassiter Lee McKissick Trailblazer Award 

William M. Chamberlain Sr. ’72

McClinton Outstanding Faculty Staff Award 

Jennifer Y. Cyriaque ’98 (Ph.D.)

Beech Oustanding Alumni Award 

Cassandra D. Caldwell ’93

Beech Outstanding Young Alumni Award 

Kenneth Cox Jr. ’99

Beech Outstanding Alumni Award 

Bill E. Lawson ’75