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Chancellor's Legacy Award Honorees

 

The Chancellor’s Legacy Awards program, organized by the Office of the Chancellor in partnership with the ECSU Foundation, Inc., recognizes individuals, businesses, corporations, and foundations who have best demonstrated the standard of excellence that defines and shapes ECSU as an institution. The award is one of the highest honors given by ECSU.  

2022 ECSU Founder Day Gala XV

  • Delores Locke McClain ’70
  • Ernest G. Murphrey
  • Dr. Marcus J. Newsome ‘75
  • Dr. Sandra Singleton Newsome ‘70
  • Celeste Carr Williams '64

2021 ECSU Founder Day Gala XIV

  • Mary L. Cates '61
  • Dr. Laura Walton Buffaloe '65
  • Col. Richard Harrison '94
  • Larry Johnson Sr. '73 and the 1971 CIAA Championship Football Team

2020 ECSU Founder Day Gala XIII

  • Ziner Johnson Alexander, '66
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Emmanuel D. Harris
  • Dr. Ali A. Khan
  • Abdul Sm Rasheed, '71
  • Rear Admiral Keith Smith
  • Ethel Faye Gregory Sutton, '65

2019 ECSU Founders Day Gala XII

  • Billy C. Hines
  • Norma M. James, '88
  • Joyce E. Long, '54
  • Justina M. Long, '54
  • Barbara Barnes Sutton, '74
  • Anthony "Tony" Swain, 82
  • Johnnie B. Walton, '69
  • Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC

2018 ECSU Founders Day Gala XI

  • John Shelton Best, '70
  • Dr. Ronald H. Blackmon
  • Dr. Mary Albritton Douglas, '52
  • LTC Tyron W. Eason (ret), '86
  • Andy Hartsfield
  • Paul A. Norman, '81
  • Susie Sharpless Hodges '65
  • Dr. Helen H. Muldrow
  • Honorable Bettie J. Parker '71

2017 ECSU Founders Day Gala X

  • Dr. Glen Bowman
  • Dennis Earl Leary
  • Dr. Richard L. Lucas, Jr.
  • Billie Joe Reid, '70
  • Estella Hall Simons, '55

2016 ECSU Founders Day Gala IX
(Former ECSU First Ladies)

  • Lula G. Thorpe
  • Dr. Faleese Moore-Jenkins, '66
  • LaVera Levels Burnim
  • Jacqueline Johnson Gilchrist, '72
  • Brenda Becton

2015 ECSU Founders Day Gala VIII

  • Gwendolyn D. Bowser, '69
  • Jeff Dixon
  • Dr. Linda Hayden
  • COL Rodney Haggins, '87
  • Dr. Darnell Johnson, '73
  • Dr. Stephanie Bailey Johnson, '74
  • Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, '57
  • Cecil Perry
  • Argle Whitfield, '65

2014 ECSU Founders Day Gala VII

  • Willis Langley , '70
  • Willie Stewart, Jr., '69
  • Richard Olson
  • Lieutenant Commander Navin L.Griffin, '00
  • Dr. Shirley Murphy Turnage, '67

 

2013 ECSU Founders Day Gala VI

  • Carroll Hurdle, '66
  • Norris Earl Francis, '64
  • Mike Chandler
  • Elston Howell, '88
  • Congressman G. K. Butterfield
  • Commander Warren Judge, '97
  • Dr. Stephanie Dance-Barnes, '97

2012 ECSU Founders Day Gala V

  • Norman M. Cherry, Sr., '64
  • Todd W. Tilley, '95
  • Patricia Youngblood, '84
  • Bishop Kim W. Brown
  • Roger McLean
  • Mark R. Brown, Jr., '95
  • Dr. Lindsey L. White
  • Randy M. Jones, '96
  • Colonel Warline S. Richardson, '90

2011 ECSU Founders Day Gala IV

  • Reverend Vonner G. Horton
  • Colonel Thurinton W. Harvell, Sr., '88
  • Edna Gray Randolph, '45
  • Philip R. Johnson
  • Danny and Carol Flowers
  • Dr. Roger Hathaway, '72
  • Leonard Carmichael, '72
  • Matthew Lewis, Jr., '64

2010 ECSU Founders Day Gala III

  • Cola Ashe
  • Dr. Helen Marshall Caldwell
  • The Honorable Melvin Daniels, Jr.
  • LTC Mechelle Hale, '88
  • Wanda Hunt McLean
  • Jethro Pugh, '65
  • Dr. Claude M. Odom
  • Frank H. Skidmore, Jr.
  • Julius Walker, Jr., '67
  • Linwood Williams, '69

2009 ECSU Founders Day Gala II

  • Dr. Charles Cherry, '63
  • Dr. Claudie Mackey, '65
  • The Honorable Annie Ward Mobley, '63
  •  Dr.  Dwayne K. Stallings
  • Captain Christopher E. Austin, '85
  • Colonel Randy Braxton Bell (ret), '72
  • Captain Roosevelt R. Wright, Jr. (ret), '64
  • Pedro Holley, Sr., '74
  • Dr. Johnny L. Houston
  • Melyvn N. Riley, '61
  • Vonda Reed Riley, '65

 

2007 Inaugural Gala

(No Recognitions)