Alumni

Alumni Association Awards

The Newberry College Alumni Association is proud to recognize alumni and friends for their service to the College, the church, and their communities. Awards are presented at the Alumni Association annual meeting. Nominations may be submitted to alumni.relations@newberry.edu


Thomas A. Epting Outstanding Alumni Award- Presented to an alumnus/a over the age of forty (40) who best exemplifies commitment to and support of Newberry College. Additional consideration is given for service to church, community, state, and nation. This award is named for Thomas A. “Dude” Epting (1924), Professor of French at Newberry College for 42 years, 1926-1968. He was a regular participant in all college activities. After his retirement, he continued to serve and be a visible presence on the Newberry campus.


Phillip T. Kelly, Jr. Outstanding Young Alumni Award- Presented to an alumnus/a aged of forty (40) or younger who best exemplifies commitment to and support of Newberry College. Additional consideration is given for service to church, community, state, and nation. This award is named for Phillip T. Kelly, Jr.(1933) who served on the staff at Newberry College from 1941 to 1975. He was Dean of Men and later served as Alumni Director. He had a willing spirit, jovial personality, and a high commitment to Newberry College. Three of his children attended Newberry College.


Noah and Pansy Derrick Outstanding Friend of the College Award- Presented to anon-alumnus/a who best exemplifies commitment to and support of Newberry College. Additional consideration is given for service to church, community, state, and nation. This award is named for Noah and Pansy Derrick, who lived in Columbia, SC. They were active in the life of their local congregation, gave generously of their time, talents, and resources to Newberry College, and were respected citizens in the community.


Alumni Distinguished Service Award- The criteria for the Alumni Distinguished Service Award states that the award must be given to a Newberry alumnus who has made significant contributions to the ideals set forth in a liberal arts education. Distinctive service may have been rendered on national, state, and/or local levels. Nominees from each of the academic departments may be considered for the award. The recipient must exemplify creative and continuous personal growth and a willingness to embrace our changing world. This award also recognizes outstanding achievement and service to the recipient’s profession, community, society and/or college.


Newberry College Alumni Award of Valor- The award is to recognize courageous action or note worthy bravery by a person who is an alumnus/a of Newberry College. Potential recipients of the Award of Valor, when confronted with situations involving personal danger, acted with valor to avert or minimize potential disaster. Valor is described as “the strength of mind or spirit that enables a person to brave danger with boldness and firmness.” Members of the armed forces, police or fire departments may receive the award for duty-connected actions if their actions were “clearly above and beyond the call of duty.” The award is not presented automatically on an annual basis and will be presented based on the nominations from family, friends, or interested alumni. The award can be presented posthumously to the family of the recipient if their heroic action cost them their life.


Thomas A. Epting Outstanding Alumni Award

Year       Recipient                                                              

1968       Dr. J.A. Shealy '13 

1969       Dr. James C. Kinard '16 

1970       Dr. Karl W. Kinard '22 

1971       Philip T. Kelly, Jr. '33 

1972       Dr. Hubert Setzler '26 

1972       Sadie Wagers Edwards '24 

1973       Dr. John Clarkson '23 

1973       Esther Sherouse Pruett '29 

1974       Dr. Homer Eargle '25 

1974       Harry L. Eleazer '28 

1975       Clara Shealy Hawkins '38 

1976       The Rev. Henry S. Petrea '12 

1977       The Rev. J. Virgil Addy '31 

1978       Elizabeth Rice Boone '45 

1979       Rev. Fred E. Dufford '25 

1979       Thomas D. Stilwell '26 

1980       Vernon Eptings '36 

1981       Elizabeth Shealy Hunter '44 

1982       Clifford B. Morgan '37 

1983       Lawrence Benjamin Graves '46 

1984       Francis Addy Snelgrove '45 

1984       Dr. Herman L. Frick '29 

1985       Dr. James L. Graham Jr. '60 

1985       Prema Lever Gnann '33 

1986       The Rev. Henry McCullough, Jr. '29  

1987       Louise Eargle Seastrunk '27 

1988       Mary Ellen Rawl Wingard '53 

1989       Dr. David J. Haigler '44 

1990       Robert Eargle Seastrunk '55 

1991       Thomas A. "Bucko" Edens '47 

1992       Rev. Charles J. Shealy, Jr. '40 

1993       Margaret Paysinger '38 

1994       Harry Weber '42 

1995       Murray L. Davis '53 

1995       James Aull '53 

1996       Gaines Orin Boone '48 

1997       Fred Voight Lester '42 

1998       Dorothy P. Brandt '54 

1999       J. Asbury Bedenbaugh '38 

2000       Doris Dominick Sandberg '52 

2000       John L. Sease '70 

2001       E. Eugene Epting Jr. '69 

2002       James W. Ingram Jr. '69 

2003       Christie C. Whitaker '84 

2004       Virginia K. Aull '55 

2004       Clarence Stucke '43 

2005       William Bethea '62 

2005       Patrick Dennis '54 

2005       Hap Corley '47 

2006       Bill Hilton Jr. '70 

2006       John Hudgens '60 

2008       Julie McLeod '59 

2008       John Yost Jr. '43 

2008       David Epting '44 

2008       Daniel Koon '81 

2009       Nelson Rickenbaker '84 

2009       Virgil Kester '41 

2009       Frances Kester '41 

2009       Edward "Buddy" Counts Jr. '63 

2010       The Dufford Family

2011       Phillip M. Spotts '56

2011       Mary Kathryn "Kathy" Whitaker Spotts '63

2011       George W. Dominick '65

2012       Robert “Bob” Hampton '61

2013       William P. Walker, Jr. '69

 

Phillip T. Kelly, Jr. Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Year       Recipient                                                           

1978       Donald Dowling '67 

1979       W. Alvin Gainey '73 

1980       William R. Sommerville '75 

1981       Harvey Leroy Atwater '73 

1982       Richard Webber '69 

1983       James H. Riddle, Jr. '72

1984       Laura Neath Vinson '71 

1985       Philip T. Kelly,lll '69 

1986       Delores Snelgrove Camp '78 

1987       R.E. Lybrand, Jr. '71 

1988       Robert Donald Alcorn '71 

1989       David Caldwell Reames '75 

1990       Rhonda Taylor Norris '80 

1991       Marilyn Boone Kimbrell '78 

1992       Gerald P. Dickinson, Jr. '86 

1993       Deryl D. Leaphart '80 

1994       Susan Wingard Clifton '82 

1995       Jeanette McKinney Davis '88 

1996       Kelly Ahrens '90 

1997       Dorothy Park Jehlen '82 

1998       John A. Babson '87 

1999       Joe B. "Trey" Castles, III '94 

2000       Shannon O'Brien '98 

2001       Mark Pleasant '89 

2002       Donna Freeman Calcutt '86 

2002       Steven M. Calcutt '84 

2003       Brent A. Weaver '92 

2005       Peggy Barnes Winder '86 

2004       John Miller '94 

2005       Huger P. Caughman '00 

2006       Heath Brabham '95 

2008       Wyatt Chocklett '07 

2009       Kristin Caughman '04 

2010       Kelly Furtick '00 

2011       Zeb Reid '02 

2012       Melanie Metze Corn '07

2012       Michael K. Corn '08

2013       Joshua T. Stepp '07

 

Noah and Pansy Derrick Outstanding Friend of the College Award    

Year       Recipient

1968       Deems Haltiwanger             

1969       A. Hart Kohn          

1970       Pansy Smoak Derrick          

1971       Joseph Wessinger               

1972       Erwin A. Baumer  

1973       Richard Haymaker               

1974       Virgil Sease           

1975       Fred Wessels, Jr.  

1976       William Boyd       

1977       Vincent Vierling    

1978       Milton Moore         

1980       Raymond S. Caughman     

1981       Edward O. Cannon              

1982       Evelyn Stockman Segelken               

1983       Harold B. Folk       

1984       L. Grady Cooper   

1987       James F. Coggins                

1988       Fredrick William Kinard, Sr.                

1989       James B. Wessinger            

1990       Virginia B. Casey  

1991       Hattie Belle Lester                

1993       Ellen Wingard Cobb            

1994       Sadie Crooks        

1997       Bobby & Georgette Livingston           

1998       Ruth Bundrik Jenkins           

1999       J. Thomas Johnson             

2000       Richard & DeLouris Hollinger            

2001       Billy West               

2002       Mary Ellen Carter                 

2002       Glenn E. Whitesides            

2003       Jerry S. Chitty        

2003       Francis I. Fesperman           

2004       James Gerding     

2005       Carol Bickley         

2006       Gordon Henry       

2006       Susan McArver     

2006       Peter McCandless                

2006       Ronald Numbers  

2006       Lester Stephens   

2008       Julie Epting            

2008       Walt McLeod         

2009       Gloria Nelson        

2009       Irvin & Connie Pund             

2010       T. Edward Kyzer   

2011       Jeff Shocker

2011       Misty West

2012       Denise Reid

2013       Carol Brandt

2013       Frank P. Tourville, Sr.

Alumni Association Awards