Alumnus/a of the Year Award

The Alumnus/a of the Year Award was established to honor alumni who have given outstanding service to Barton College and who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the areas of civic, religious and professional life. This is the highest award given to a Barton College alumnus/a. The recipient must meet all of the following criteria:

  • A Barton graduate.
  • Shown continued support for Barton College since graduation and made significant contributions toward the advancement of its goals.
  • Must have received an Alumni Achievement Award.
  • Distinguished him/herself as a well-known leader in his/her profession by being recognized for outstanding accomplishments.
  • Distinguished him/herself as a leader in the affairs of his/her community, church, civic matters, etc.
  • Be present during Homecoming to receive the award and at Commencement to be recognized.

Award Recipients

2013 Bobby D. White, ’79
2012 Ashley T. Hooks, ’69
2011 Phyllis Parish Howard, ’79
2010 Phillip H. “Butch” Warren, ’71
2009 A. J. Walston, ’58
2008 Miriam “Mickey” Moore Dunn, ’47
2007 Nan Mattox Cheek, ’54
2006 Dan Shingleton, ’63
2005 Robert L. “Bobby” Dunn, Jr., ’60
2004 Aaron E. Fussell, ’46
2003 George C. Finklea, Jr., ’78
2002 Kenneth R. Thornton, ’64
2001 Virginia “Gina” McCuen, ’65
2000 Zeb M. Whitehurst, III, ’55
1999 Rebecca Lennon Crowder, ’65
1998 Stephen V. Sprinkle, ’74
1997 John F. Lee, ’82
1996 Margaret Brown McCaffity, ’52
1995 A. C. Dawson, ’37
1994 Gilbert D. Davis, Jr., ’46
1993 Joseph Q. Holliday, ’42
1992 Bethany Rose Joyner, ’47
1991 Darwin W. McCaffity, ’49
1990 Samuel T. Ragan, ’36
1989 James B. Hemby, Jr., ’55
1988 Claylon D. Weeks, ’41
1987 James D. Daniell, ’48
1986 Georgia Brewer Campion, ’36
1985 Johnnie C. Baker, ’63
1984 Ray G. Silverthorne, ’40
1983 Jack D. Brinson, ’33
1982 Cecil A. Jarman, ’28
1981 William W. Shingleton, ’40
1980 Sarah Bain Ward, ’38
1979 Robert M. Clark, Jr., ’49
1978 Howard E. Blake, ’43
1977 Paul C. Southard, ’26
1976 C. Manley Morton, ’09
1975 Milton L. Adams, ’37, and¬†Madeline Tripp, ’38
1974 Larry A. High, ’41
1973 William E. Tucker, ’53
1972 J. E. Paschall, ’18
1971 J. P. Tyndall, ’45
1970 H. Leman Barnhill, ’26
1969 Naomi E. Morris, ’43
1968 Norman (Tweetie) Etheridge, ’37