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College of Arts and Sciences


Recognizing Excellence

Recognition of Excellence Banquet

The annual Recognition of Excellence Dinner recognizes distinguished alumni and friends of the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated outstanding achievement or service to the College of Arts and Sciences, to their profession or to society. The dinner is held each spring in one of Columbia’s premier venues, Riverbanks Zoo Ndoki Lodge. Recipients join an esteemed group of honorees who are leaders in industry, the arts, nonprofits, and government. Five awards are presented:

The Distinguished Alumnus Award and Distinguished Young Alumnus Award are presented to alumni of the College of Arts and Sciences who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in one or more areas: science, academia, government, nonprofit organizations, outstanding contributions to society, or outstanding service to the College or University. The Distinguished Service Award is presented to either an alumnus or non-alumnus for outstanding service to the College of Arts and Sciences or outstanding contributions to society. The Dean’s Award is a special recognition by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the College of Arts and Sciences. Finally, the Institutional Support Award is presented to an organization that has demonstrated outstanding service or support to the College of Arts and Sciences.

2016 Recognition of Excellence Award Recipients


Major General James M. Richardson, Jr.
Distinguished Alumnus Award


Ms. Jotaka L. Eaddy
Distinguished Young Alumnus Award


Mr. Gregory Thomas Alia (posthumously)
Distinguished Service Award


Mr. John C. Parry
Dean’s Award


DEA Survivors Benefit Fund
Institutional Support Award

 

We invite you to nominate an individual who has inspired you with their outstanding achievements and services. To nominate someone, complete a copy of the nomination form, see link below and return it to:

Ann Cameron

Director of External Relations
College of Arts and Sciences
Petigru, Suite 210
Columbia, SC  29208

You may also email the completed form to accamer@mailbox.sc.edu. Please send the completed form as an attachment in an email.

In addition to completing the form, we encourage you to include a written statement describing your nominee’s contributions, achievements, and why you feel they are deserving of the award. Please highlight the nominee’s professional, personal, and civic activities, and indicate which award you are nominating for. Deadline for nominations is September 1.

 Nomination Form for College of Arts and Sciences Alumni Award

Previous Recognition of Excellence Award Winners

2015 Recognition of Excellence
2014 Recognition of Excellence
2013 Recognition of Excellence
2012 Recognition of Excellence
2011 Recognition of Excellence
2010 Recognition of Excellence
2009 Recognition of Excellence
2008 Recognition of Excellence
2007 Recognition of Excellence
2006 Recognition of Excellence
2005 Recognition of Excellence