Alumni Awards

noneWilliam Peace University bestows three alumni awards on an annual basis during Homecoming & Family Weekend.  They include:

  • The Distinguished Alumni Award
  • The Distinguished Service Award
  • The Young Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award is bestowed upon a deserving alum during Homecoming & Family Weekend (reunions). Established in 1960, this award is given to an alumni, age 35 years or older, and recognizes individuals for accomplishments in career, community and family. Service may also be included (but is not limited to) service to Peace. To nominate a candidate for the Distinguished Alumni Award, complete the nomination form here.

The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon a deserving alumni who has willingly and devotedly served Peace. First awarded in 1991, this award is presented during Homecoming & Family Weekend (reunions). To nominate a candidate, complete the nomination form here.

The Young Alumni Award was established in 1989 to honor those alumni under the age of 35 who have achieved distinction in their community, professional and/or personal life. This award is also presented annually during Homecoming & Family Weekend, at chapter reunions or at special events. To nominate a candidate, complete the nomination form here.

Former Recipients

The Distinguished Alumni Award

Peace first recognized outstanding alumni with the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1960.  Each Distinguished Alum was presented an orchid, and nine years later the institution began the presentation of a replica of the Peace Institute pin, created from an original pin which belonged to Mattie McNair Patterson, class of 1888 and mother of Mary McNair Patterson Johnson, class of 1928. The following alumni are past recipients:

1960
Lucretia Gorrell Farris 1892 *
Marie Long Land 1911 *
Martha Clark Hutaff 1930 *
Marjorie Lawrence Stell 1936 *

1961
Alice Wilson Broughton 1915*
Eleanor Layfield Davis 1928 *
Olive Pittman Worth 1925*
Mamie Rennie Wyatt 1910 *

1962
Alice Brogden Aycock (special student) *
Elizabeth Holmes Benton 1936 *
Frances Tucker Levy 1923 *
Lura Self Tally 1940

1963
Edith Pou Bailey 1902 *
Florence Hunt 1892 *
Lewellyn Williams Robinson 1923 *
Elizabeth Gibson Taylor   1922 *

1964
Mabel Young Andrews 1901 *
Ina McNair Avinger 1902 *
Lucille Best Aycock 1912 *
Ella Burwell McAlister 1892 *

1965
Jean Morrow Allred 1937 *
Susie Tillinghast West 1897 *

1966
Nannie Burwell Crow 1920*
Elizabeth Anderson Persons 1920*
Mabel Pugh 1911 *
Mary Steele Sentner 1919 *

1967
Norma Connell Berryhill 1922*
Edith Greer Burgin 1903 *
Lucy Cooper Finch 1922 *
Addie McDade King 1918 *
Mariam Boyd Tisdale Orgain 1939 *
Ruth Sanders Rose 1910 *
Agnes White Sanford 1917 *
Violet Wright Kilgore Tillery 1924 *

1968
Bess Bangert Ballentine (special student) *
Elizabeth Watson Stallings 1916 *

1969
Eliza Lindsey Baucom 1910 *
Janie Jolly Griffin 1932 *
Isabelle Bowen Henderson 1919*

1970
Rachel Wright Spears 1931 *

1971
Mary McNair Patterson Johnson 1928 *
Martha Burkhead McCorkle 1926*

1972
Ida Withers Currie 1929 *
Esther Morris Douty 1928 *
Mary Sloan Farrior 1909 *
Hilda Way Gwyn 1909 *
Mary Powell Seymour 1941 *
Eleanor Craig Snellings 1945
Cornelia McKimmon Trott 1929*
Betty Vaiden Wright Williams 1931 *
Jane Herring Wooten 1939

1973
Katherine Carr Ellison 1923 *
Elizabeth Averill Harkey 1938
Mittie Pickard 1914 *

1974
Josephine Beatty Chadwick 1943

1975
Florine Currin Butler 1943
Mary Estelle Doyle 1931 *

1976
Celeste Penny 1909 *

1977
Laura Weatherspoon Harrill 1925 *

1978
Beth Gilbert Crabtree 1935 *

1979
Mary Howard Leggett 1922 *

1980
Virginia McQueen Rose 1951

1981
Mary Mayo Riker Hamm 1942 *

1982
Gail Godwin 1957
Mollie Ann Boney Moore 1950

1983
Harriet Pressly Johnston 1943*

1984
Janet Daly Greenwood 1963

1985
Glennie Morton Freeman 1919 *
Betty Patrick Merrit McFadden 1944
Josephine Hutchison Morrison 1935

1986
Mary Muse Morgan 1956

1987
Helen Purdie Clark Jackson 1939 *
Mary Frances Hester 1947 *

1988
Dr. S. David Frazier
Jean Frazier

1989
Anne Belle Boyd Sugg 1939*

1990
Betsy Johnson Shaw 1951

1991
Jane McNair Bell 1947*

1992
Betsy Bunting Boddie 1946

1993
Doris Crawford McCormick 1953

1994
Sherry Cameron Worth 1964

1995
Anna Mills Scarborough Wagoner 1969

1996
Mary Brent Smith Wright 1968

1997
Cynthia Griffin Wyatt 1971

1998
Beth Chadwick Cherry 1972

1999
Kathy Reese Teague 1971

2001
Connie Nobles Mintz 1972

2002
Susan Byrum Rountree 1977

2003
Diane Toney Johnson 1983

2004
Mary Bates Sherwood 1945 (Prep) 1947

2005
Karen Sinclair 1980

2006
Lyl MacLean Clinard 1967 (Prep)

2007
Laura Carpenter Bingham 1977

2008
Lyn Davis Minges 1980

2009
Dr. Polly Cameron Haigler 1955 1956

2010
Dr. Ann Tingen Denlinger 1964

2011
Not awarded

2012
TBA

The Distinguished Service Award

Peace first recognized dedicated alumni with the Distinguished Service Award in 1991.  Each recipient a silver Revere bowl during Alumni Weekend. Today, recipients are bestowed the award during Homecoming & Family Weekend. The following alumni are past recipients:

1991
Helen Purdie Clark Jackson 1939 *

1992
Josephine Beatty Chadwick 1943

1993
Sue Denning Teachey 1958

1994
Harriet Pressly Johnston 1943*

1995
Florine Currin Butler 1943

1996
Mary Jo Hester Cashion 1965

1997
Susan Watkins Davis 1986

1998
Mabel Johnson Dorsey 1937

1999
Cynthia Heffner Seymour 1971
Sandra Broadhurst Brooks 1958

2001
Dorothy Swain Meares 1945

2002
Lillian Lee McGirt 1937
Mary Catherine Trice Wilson 1937

2003
Barbara Hoffman Curtis 1966

2005
Fay Jackson Anderson 1954

2006
Julia Weskett Beasley 1944

2007
Kathy Reese Teague '71

2008
Sara Jo Allen Manning 1958 (Prep) 1960
Catherine Bryan Sloan 1944

2009
None

2010
None

2011
Rae Marie Hall Czuhai 1985

The Young Alumni Award

Peace first recognized young alumni with the Young Alumni Award in 1989 and were presented an engraved silver tray during Alumni Weekend..  Today, recipients are bestowed the award during Homecoming & Family Weekend. The following alumni are past recipients:

1989
Marnie McBryde 1973

1990
Laura Carpenter Bingham 1977

1991
Lydia Bray Hines 1977

1992
Carolyn Sue Gay 1982

1993
Beth Arlene Eakes 1979

1994
Kelly Key Gaines 1982

1995
Laurel Brooks Causby 1982

1996
Sherry J. O'Neal 1983

1998
Christie Bradsher Hill 1985

2000
Kathryn Fisher Nixon 1990

2002
Leslie Gibbs Fritscher 1994

2003
Phelicia Cuthbertson Flanagan 1997

2005
Marjorie "Mandy" Pitts 1990

2006
Mohana Rajakumar Phongsavan  2000

2007
Jessica Coscia-Ferns 2001

2008
None

2009
None

2010
Emily "Fortune" Feimster 2001

2011
Allison N. Leggett 2001

 

*deceased

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