Honors and Awards

Each year, CACRAO recognizes members during the Annual Meeting who exemplify the Association’s values and contribute to the organization’s growth and overall success.

To nominate a peer for his or her superlative service and contributions to the organization, complete  the nomination form below and provide a short paragraph detailing why you believe your nomination should be selected for the award. 

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Association awards and honors include:

  • Charlie Hendricks Award

    Named in 1995 to honor devoted CACRAO member, Charlie Hendricks, this award recognizes individuals who go “beyond the call of duty for CACRAO.” They give freely of their time to support the Association through volunteering, completing tasks no one else wants, and rarely receive the credit they deserve.  Nominees must not be current members of the Executive Board, and have been a member for five or more years.

  • Chris Murphy Award of Excellence

    This award is presented each year to an outstanding member who has made major contributions to CACRAO, its member institutions, and higher education in North and South Carolina. 

  • Honorary Membership

    Individuals who have served CACRAO for ten or more years and have made a lasting impact through their efforts as an as an officer, committee member, or participant in the profession may receive Honorary Membership upon retirement or changing of professions.

  • Myron Burney Rising Professional Award

    This award is given to an individual who has been a member of CACRAO from 1 to 5 years and has progressively served the association through committee membership, participation at the annual conference, and/or served as an officer.

Previous Honors & Awards Recipients

Name College/University Year & Award
Patrick Frazier
Western Carolina University

2016 - Award of Excellence

Gilbert (Gil) Bowen
University of North Carolina Wilmington

2016 - Honorary Membership 

Tiffany Blackwell
Tri-County Technical College

2016 - Charlie Hendricks Award 

Nicole Kuhns
Appalachian State University

2016 - Award of Excellence

Nacy Reading
Central Carolina Technical College

2016 - Award of Excellence

Kenneth Roach
Coastal Carolina University

2016 - Award of Excellence 

Amelia Martin
Barton College

2015 - Award of Excellence

Kristin Allen
University of South Carolina Aiken

2015 - Charlie Hendricks Award 

Ashley Pearson
Elon University

2014 - Honorary Membership 

Myron Burney
Morehouse College

2014 - Award of Excellence

Jonathan Reece
UNC Wilmington

2014 - Charlie Hendricks Award 

John Powell
The Citadel

2014 - Award of Excellence

Lisa Knell
Francis Marion University

2014 - Honorary Membership 

Chris Parrish
Western Carolina University

2013 - Honorary Membership 

Jonathan Reece
University of North Carolina Wilmington

2013 - Award of Excellence 

Joseph Croom
Carteret Community College

2012 - Award of Excellence 

Lisa Knell
Francis Marion University

2013 - Award of Excellence

Randy Doss
Guilford College

2012 - Honorary Membership

Zaire McCoy
Elon University

2012 - Charlie Hendricks Award 

Joseph Croom
Carteret Community College

2012 - Award of Excellence 

Bonnie Jones
Davidson County Community College

2011 - Award of Excellence 

Chris Murphy
East Carolina University

2011 - Charlie Hendricks Award 

Kelli Sewell
North Greenville University

2011 - Award of Excellence 

Maggie Gause
Francis Marion University

2011 - Honorary Membership

Roger Jones
Belmont Abbey College

2010 - Charlie Hendricks Award 

Zaire McCoy
Elon University

2010 - Award of Excellence

Robert (Bob) McClenndon
Brevard College

2010 - Honorary Membership

Malinda Richbourg
University of North Carolina - Greensboro

2009 - Honorary Membership

Angela Anderson
East Carolina University

2009 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Vern Granger
North Carolina State University

2009 - Honorary Membership

Charmin Lee
Wingate University

2009 - Honorary Membership

Julie Fielder
University of South Carolina - Columbia

2009 - Award of Excellence

Marshall Connor
Trident Technical College

2008 - Award of Excellence

Robert (Bob) Askins
University of South Carolina - Columbia

2008 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Jan Jordon
Johnson & Wales University

2008 - Award of Excellence

Don R. Rankins
Appalachian State University

2008 - Honorary Membership

Perry Wilson
Coker College

2007 - Award of Excellence

Jeff Constant
Lander University

2007 - Honorary Membership

Mike Zeigler
Claflin University

2007 - Award of Excellence

Kacy Seay
University of North Carolina - Greensboro

2007 - Award of Excellence

Craig Fulton
University of North Carolina - Charlotte

2007 - Honorary Membership

Gail Stephens
University of South Carolina - Columbia

2007 - Honorary Membership

Julia Bellon
University of South Carolina - Columbia

2007 - Award of Excellence

Andrew Hendrix
University of South Carolina - Aiken

2006 - Award of Excellence

Jocelyn Foy
North Carolina Central University

2006 - Award of Excellence

David Christ
Bob Jones University

2006 - Honorary Membership

Annie R. Belton
South Carolina State University

2006 - Honorary Membership

Jenni Page
Wofford College

2006 - Award of Excellence

Brenda Sawyer
Coastal Carolina University

2006 - Honorary Membership

Drury (Chip) Nimmich
The Citadel

2006 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Pam Farmer
North Greenville University

2006 - Award of Excellence

Ed Holloway
North Greenville College

2005 - Honorary Membership

Ken Hayes
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

2005 - Honorary Membership

Rita Brown
James Sprunt Community College

2005 - Award of Excellence

Ginger Marr
Winthrop University

2005 - Honorary Membership

Rita Brown
James Sprunt Community College

2005 - Honorary Membership

Ron Whittaker
University of North Carolina - Wilmington

2005 - Honorary Membership

Drucilla (Dru) Russell
Francis Marion University

2005 - Award of Excellence

Drucilla (Dru) Russell
Francis Marion University

2005 - Honorary Membership

Ken Hayes
Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

2005 - Award of Excellence

Elizabeth (Beth) McLean
Francis Marion University

2004 - Award of Excellence

Charmin Lee
Wingate University

2004 - Award of Excellence

Ed Holloway
North Greenville College

2004 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Vern Granger
North Carolina State University

2004 - Award of Excellence

Terry L. Davis
University of South Carolina - Columbia

2004 - Honorary Membership

Ray Cockrell
University of North Carolina - Wilmington

2004 - Honorary Membership

Amy Bissette
East Carolina University

2004 - Award of Excellence

David Christ
Bob Jones University

2003 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Angela Anderson
East Carolina University

2003 - Award of Excellence

L. Murrie Lee
University of North Carolina - Wilmington

2003 - Honorary Membership

Gail Stephens
University of South Carolina - Columbia

2003 - Award of Excellence

Brenda Sawyer
Coastal Carolina University

2003 - Award of Excellence

National Student Clearinghouse
Corporate Sponsor

2003 - Award of Excellence

Tom Black
Duke University

2002 - Honorary Memberhip

Craig Fulton
University of North Carolina - Charlotte

2002 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Jerry Kornegay
Mount Olive College

2002 - Honorary Membership

Jerry Harrelson
University of North Carolina - Greensboro

2002 - Honorary Membership

Ray Cockrell
University of North Carolina - Wilmington

2002 - Award of Excellence

Jerry Harrelson
University of North Carolina - Greensboro

2002 - Award of Excellence

Robert (Bob) Askins
University of South Carolina - Columbia

2002 - Award of Excellence

Dr. George R. Dixon
North Carolina State University

2002 - Honorary Membership

Sha-Ron Jones
Saint Augustine's College

2001 - Award of Excellence

Tom Black
Duke University

2001 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Judy Cottrell
Davidson County Community College

2001 - Honorary Membership

Grady Cathey
University of North Carolina - Charlotte

2001 - Honorary Membership

John W. White
University of North Carolina - Asheville

2001 - Honorary Membership

Sherwood Stark
University of South Carolina - Columbia

2001 - Honorary Membership

Rich Tinneny
Midlands Technical College

2001 - Award of Excellence

David Christ
Bob Jones University

2001 - Award of Excellence

Robbie Schultz
North Carolina Central University

2001 - Honorary Membership

Julie Bush
University of South Carolina - Aiken

2000 - Award of Excellence

Martha Welch O'Donnell
North Carolina State University

2000 - Award of Excellence

Rich Tinneny
Midlands Technical College

2000 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Wanda Green
North Carolina State University

2000 - Honorary Membership

Richard (Rick) Hinshaw
Mars Hill College

2000 - Honorary Membership

Albert (Al) J. Schatz
Bob Jones University

2000 - Honorary Membership

Craig Fulton
University of North Carolina - Charlotte

2000 - Award of Excellence

Paul Anderson
Furman University

2000 - Honorary Membership

Michael R. Heintze
Clemson University

1999 - Award of Excellence

Terry L. Davis
University of South Carolina - Columbia

1999 - Award of Excellence 

Richard (Rick) Hinshaw
Mars Hill College
1999 - Award of Excellence
Anne M. Collins
University of North Carolina - Wilmington

1999 - Honorary Membership

Reggie Freeman
Midlands Technical College

1999 - Honorary Membership

J. Gilbert Moore
East Carolina University

1999 - Honorary Membership

Stephen (Steve) Poston
Wingate University

1999 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Annie R. Belton
South Carolina State University

1998 - Award of Excellence

Charles Lancaster
Coastal Carolina Community College

1998 - Honorary Membership

Eli Wishart
Midlands Technical College

1998 - Honorary Membership

Carolyn Hicks
Wake Technical Community College

1998 - Award of Excellence

Margaret R. Perry
Wake Forest University

1998 - Honorary Membership

Donna Strickland
Coastal Carolina Community College

1998 - Honorary Membership

Robert L. Brown
Wake Technical Community College

1998 - Honorary Membership

Margaret R. Perry
Wake Forest University

1998 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Marvin Lynch
Francis Marion University

1997 - Honorary Membership

Robert S. Barkley
Clemson University

1997 - Award of Excellence

Eli Wishart
Midlands Technical College

1997 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Stephen (Steve) Poston
Wingate University

1997 - Honorary Membership

Kathi M. Baucom
University of North Carolina - Charlotte

1997 - Award of Excellence

Margaret R. Perry
Wake Forest University

1996 - Award of Excellence

James H. (Jim) Bundy
North Carolina State University

1996 - Honorary Membership

Bobbie C. Austin
East Carolina University

1996 - Honorary Membership

Charles Lancaster
Coastal Carolina Community College

1996 - Charlie Hendricks Award

Mary P. Hughes
Robeson Community College

1996 - Honorary Membership

James H. (Jim) Bundy
North Carolina State University

1996 - Award of Excellence

Dr. George R. Dixon
North Carolina State University

1996 - Award of Excellence

Malinda Richbourg
University of North Carolina - Greensboro

1995  - Charlie Hendricks Award

Frances Elmore
Francis Marion University

1995 - Honorary Membership

Anthony Locklear
Pembroke State University

1995 - Honorary Membership

T. Luther (Luke) Gunter
University of South Carolina - Columbia

1995 - Honorary Membership

Margaret Folger Rook
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

1994 - Honorary Membership

T. Luther (Luke) Gunter
University of South Carolina - Columbia

1994 - Award of Excellence

The College Board
Corporate Sponsor

1994 - Award of Excellence

Randy Kilby
Gardner-Webb University

1994 - Honorary Membership

Randy Kilby
Gardner-Webb University

1993 - Award of Excellence

Phoenix Communications
Corporate Sponsor

1993 - Award of Excellence

Bethany Rose Joyner
Atlantic Christian College (Barton College)

1993 - Honorary Membership

Frederick Daniels
College of Charleston

1992 - Honorary Membership

Paul Anderson
Furman University

1992 - Award of Excellence

Phyllis Meredith Johnston
Erskine, Coker, Sacred Heart, Garner Webb Colleges

1992 - Honorary Membership

John Bolin
University of South Carolina - Columbia

1992 - Honorary Membership

Richard G. (Dick) Cashwell
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

1992 - Award of Excellence

Richard G. (Dick) Cashwell
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

1991- Honorary Membership

Charlie Hendricks
Guilford College

1911 - Award of Excellence

Fannie Williams
Winston-Salem State University

1991- Honorary Membership

Stephen (Steve) Shuford
Lenoir-Rhyne College

1991 - Honorary Membership

Arthur S. (Art) West
University of South Carolina - Columbia

1991 - Honorary Membership

Marvin Lynch
Francis Marion University

1991 - Award of Excellence

Charles (Charlie) Brock
Furman University

1991 - Honorary Membership

Kenneth Vickery
Clemson University

1991 - Honorary Membership

Rudolph Artis
North Carolina A&T University

1991 - Award of Excellence

Dr. Kenneth Harper
Elon College

1991 - Honorary Membership

Marie Deans
Atlantic Christian College (Barton College)

1990 - Honorary Membership

Shirley Hamrick
Wake Forest University

1990 - Honorary Membership

Robert (Bob) Gwaltney
University of North Carolina - Charlotte

1990 - Honorary Membership

Rudolph Artis
North Carolina A&T University

1990 - Honorary Membership

Jimmy Daniels
Atlantic Christian College (Barton College)

1988 - Honorary Membership

Anna Keller
North Carolina State University

1988 - Honorary Membership

Brona Roy
Brevard College

1984 - Honorary Membership 

Tyree Kiser
Western Carolina University

1984 - Honorary Membership

Grady S. Patterson
Wake Forest College

1972 - Honorary Membership

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