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Distinguished Alumnus Award

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Jane Rogers (English ‘69), 2019 Distinguished Alumna

The college recognizes an outstanding alumnus each year with our Distinguished Alumnus Award. We honor recipients during NC State’s annual Evening of Stars Gala. To nominate an accomplished graduate for his or her career achievements, community engagement or service to NC State, please contact the Humanities and Social Sciences Development Office at 919-513-1478.

  • 2019: Jane Rogers, B.A. English, 1969
  • 2018: John Ward, B.A. Communication, 1991
  • 2017: Therese Fowler, B.A. Cultural Anthropology, 2000, MFA, 2005 
  • 2016: Gentry Smith, B.A. Political Science, 1983
  • 2015: Vivian Howard, B.A. English, 2000
  • 2014: Bob Geolas, B.A. Multidisciplinary Studies, 1987
  • 2012: Susan Rabon, B.A. Political Science, 1982
  • 2011: Nora Shepard, MFA Creative Writing, 2005 
  • 2010: Susan Carter, B.A. Political Science, 1981
  • 2009: Jack L. Cozort, B.A. Liberal Arts, 1972
  • 2008: Dick Carr, B. A. English, 1970
  • 2007: Perry Safran, B.A. Political Science, 1972
  • 2006: Ralph E. (Benny) Suggs, B.S. Psychology, 1969
  • 2005: Barbara Goodmon, M.A. Liberal Studies, 2000
  • 2004: Terry Gannon, B.A. History, 1985
  • 2003: Sandra Harding, Ph.D. Sociology, 1994
  • 2002: Julia T. Wood, B. A. Communication, 1972
  • 2001: Gordon Smith, III, M.A. Rural Sociology, 1974
  • 2000: Ann B. Goodnight, B.A. Political Science, 1968
  • 1999: Sylvia A. Adcock, B.A. English, 1981
  • 1998: Ronald E. Spivey, Jr., B.A. Political Science, 1982
  • 1997: Larry D. Barbour, B.A. Political Science, 1971
  • 1996: Pamela Denning, BA. Social Work, 1982
  • 1995: Michael Pedneau, B.A. Political Science, 1973, M.P.A. 1975
  • 1994: Philander D. Chase, B.A. History, 1965
  • 1993: Peaches Gunter Blank, B.A. Political Science, 1973, M.P.A, 1974
  • 1992: A. Leslie Cox, Jr., B.A. English, 1972
  • 1991: William T. Kretzer, B.A. History, 1986
  • 1990: Burley B. Mitchell, Jr., B.A. Political Science, 1966

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