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. 

Submit the form below to nominate a colleague:

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.

     Previous Honors & Awards Recipients

      YEAR NAME COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
      2021 Debbie Bell St. Andrews University
      2020 Patrick Frazier Western Carolina University
      2019 Ronnie Chalmers North Carolina State University
      2018 Brad Barron Furman University
      2017 Maggie Gause Florence-Darlington Technical College
      2016 Tiffany Blackwell Tri-County Technical College
      2015 Kristin Allen University of South Carolina - Aiken
      2014 Jonathan Reece University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      2012 Zaire McCoy Elon University
      2011 Chris Murphy East Carolina University
      2010 Roger Jones Belmont Abbey College
      2009 Angela Anderson East Carolina University
      2008 Robert (Bob) Askins University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2006 Drury (Chip) Nimmich The Citadel
      2004 Ed Holloway North Greenville College
      2003 David Christ Bob Jones University
      2002 Craig Fulton University of North Carolina - Charlotte
      2001 Tom Black Duke University
      2000 Rich Tinneny Midlands Technical College
      1999 Stephen (Steve) Poston Wingage University
      1998 Margaret R. Perry Wake Forest University
      1997 Eli Wishart Midlands Technical College
      1996 Charles Lancaster Coastal Carolina Community College
      1995 Malinda Richbourg University of North Carolina - Greensboro
  • Chris Murphy Award of Excellence

    Previously, this award was titled the "Award of Excellence".  It was renamed in 2017 to honor beloved CACRAO member, Chris Murphy.  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. 

    Previous Honors & Awards Recipients

      YEAR NAME COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
      2021 Suzi Swartz Western Carolina University
      2020 Abey Dessie University of North Carolina - Charlotte
      2019 Franklin Czwazka College of Charleston
      2019 Jessica Horne University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      2018 Matt Cash University of South Carolina - Beaufort
      2017 Amy Denton College Foundation of North Carolina
      2017 James Patton Furman University
      2017 Melisa Bates Johnson & Wales University
      2017 Luke Sweeney William Peace University
      2016 Patrick Frazier Western Carolina University
      2016 Nicole Kuhns Appalachian State University
      2016 Nancy Reading Central Carolina Technical College
      2016 Kenneth Roach Coastal Carolina University
      2015 Amelia Martin Barton College
      2014 Myron Burney Morehouse College
      2014 John Powell The Citadel
      2013 Lisa Knell Cote Francis Marion University
      2013 Jonathan Reece University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      2012 Joseph Croom Carteret Community College
      2011 Bonnie Jones Davidson County Community College
      2011 Kelli Sewell North Greenville University
      2010 Zaire McCoy Elon University
      2009 Julie Fielder University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2008 Marshall Connor Trident Technical College
      2008 Jan Jordon Johnson & Wales University
      2007 Julia Bellon University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2007 Kacy Seay University of North Carolina - Greensboro
      2007 Perry Wilson Coker College
      2007 Mike Zeigler Claflin University
      2006 Pam Farmer North Greenville University
      2006 Jocelyn Foy North Carolina Central University
      2006 Andrew Hendrix University of South Carolina - Aiken
      2006 Jenni Page Wofford College
      2005 Rita Brown James Sprunt Community College
      2005 Ken Hayes Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      2005 Drucilla (Dru) Russell Francis Marion University
      2004 Amy Bissette East Carolina University
      2004 Vern Granger North Carolina State University
      2004 Charmin Lee Wingate University
      2004 Elizabeth (Beth) McLean Francis Marion University
      2003 Angela Anderson East Carolina University
      2003 Brenda Sawyer Coastal Carolina University
      2003 Gail Stephens University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2003 National Student Clearinghouse Corporate Sponsor
      2002 Ray Cockrell University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      2002 Jerry Harrelson University of North Carolina - Greensboro
      2002 Robert (Bob) Askins University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2001 David Christ Bob Jones University
      2001 Sha-Ron Jones Saint Augustine's College
      2001 Rich Tinneny Midlands Technical College
      2000 Julie Bush University of South Carolina - Aiken
      2000 Martha Welch O'Donnell North Carolina State University
      2000 Craig Fulton University of North Carolina - Charlotte
      1999 Terry L. Davis University of South Carolina - Columbia
      1999 Michael R. Heintze Clemson University
      1999 Richard (Rick) Hinshaw Mars Hill College
      1998 Annie R. Belton South Carolina State University
      1998 Carolyn Hicks Wake Technical Community College
      1997 Robert S. Barkley Clemson University
      1997 Kathi M. Baucom University of North Carolina - Charlotte
      1996 James H. (Jim) Bundy North Carolina State University
      1996 Dr. George R. Dixon North Carolina State University
      1996 Margaret R. Perry Wake Forest University
      1994 T. Luther (Luke) Gunter University of South Carolina - Columbia
      1994 The College Board Corporate Sponsor
      1993 Randy Kilby Gardner-Webb University
      1993 Phoenix Communications Corporate Sponsor
      1992 Richard G. (Dick) Cashwell University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
      1992 Paul Anderson Furman University
      1991 Rudolph Artis North Carolina A&T University
      1991 Charlie Hendricks Guilford College
      1991 Marvin Lynch Francis Marion University
  • Zaire McCoy Honorary Membership Award

    In 2021, in recognition of the 50th anniversary of CACRAO, the Honorary Membership award was renamed in honor of Zaire McCoy in recognition of the impact that she has had on countless CACRAO members and to recognize her many contributions to both CACRAO and to higher education admissions. 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. The membership type of Honorary Member is automatically awarded to all Presidents of CACRAO at the conclusion of their term as they complete the role of Immediate Past President.

    Previous Honors & Awards Recipients

      YEAR NAME COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
      2021 Deb Hurley University of North Carolina - Greensboro
      2021 John Powell The Citadel
      2019 Brad Barron Furman University
      2019 Melisa Bates Johnson and Wales University
      2018 Amelia Bain Pitt Community College
      2018 Debbie Barefoot North Greenville University
      2017 Zaire McCoy Elon University
      2016 Gilbert (Gil) Bowen University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      2014 Lisa Knell Cote Francis Marion University
      2014 Ashley Pearson Elon University
      2013 Chris Parrish Western Carolina University
      2012 Randy Doss Guilford College
      2011 Maggie Gause Francis Marion University
      2010 Robert (Bob) McClenndon Brevard College
      2009 Vern Granger North Carolina State University
      2009 Charmin Lee Wingate University
      2009 Malinda Richbourg University of North Carolina - Greensboro
      2008 Don R. Rankins Appalachian State University
      2007 Jeff Constant Lander University
      2007 Craig Fulton University of North Carolina - Charlotte
      2007 Gail Stephens University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2006 Annie R. Belton South Carolina State University
      2006 David Christ Bob Jones University
      2006 Brenda Sawyer Coastal Carolina University
      2005 Rita Brown James Sprunt Community College
      2005 Ken Hayes Rowan-Cabarrus Community College
      2005 Ed Holloway North Greenville College
      2005 Ginger Marr Winthrop University
      2005 Drucilla (Dru) Russell Francis Marion University
      2005 Ron Whittaker University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      2004 Ray Cockrell University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      2004 Terry L. Davis University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2003 L. Murrie Lee University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      2002 Tom Black Duke University
      2002 Dr. George R. Dixon North Carolina State University
      2002 Jerry Harrelson University of North Carolina - Greensboro
      2002 Jerry Kornegay Mount Olive College
      2001 Grady Cathey University of North Carolina - Charlotte
      2001 Judy Cottrell Davidson County Community College
      2001 Robbie Schultz North Carolina Central University
      2001 Sherwood Stark University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2001 John W. White Coastal Carolina University
      2000 Wanda Green North Carolina State University
      2000 Richard (Rick) Hinshaw Mars Hill College
      2000 Albert (Al) J. Schatz Bob Jones University
      2000 Paul Anderson Furman University
      1999 Anne M. Collins University of North Carolina - Wilmington
      1999 Reggie Freeman Midlands Technical College
      1999 J. Gilbert Moore East Carolina University
      1998 Robert L. Brown Wake Technical Community College
      1998 Charles Lancaster Coastal Carolina Community College
      1998 Margaret R. Perry Wake Forest University
      1998 Donna Strickland Coastal Carolina Community College
      1998 Eli Wishart Midlands Technical College
      1997 Marvin Lynch Francis Marion University
      1997 Stephen (Steve) Poston Wingate University
      1996 Bobbie C. Austin East Carolina University
      1996 James H. (Jim) Bundy North Carolina State University
      1996 Mary P. Hughes Robeson Community College
      1995 Frances Elmore Francis Marion University
      1995 T. Luther (Luke) Gunter University of South Carolina - Columbia
      1995 Anthony Locklear Pembroke State University
      1994 Margaret Folger Rook University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
      1994 Randy Kilby Gardner-Webb University
      1993 Bethany Rose Joyner Atlantic Christian College (Barton College)
      1992 John Bolin University of South Carolina - Columbia
      1992 Frederick Daniels College of Charleston
      1992 Phyllis Meredith Johnston Erskine, Coker, Sacred Heart, Garner Webb Colleges
      1991 Charles (Charlie) Brock Furman University
      1991 Richard G. (Dick) Cashwell University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
      1991 Dr. Kenneth Harper Elon College
      1991 Stephen (Steve) Shuford Lenoir-Rhyne College
      1991 Kenneth Vickery Clemson University
      1991 Arthur S. (Art) West University of South Carolina - Columbia
      1991 Fannie Williams Winston-Salem State University
      1990 Rudolph Artis North Carolina A&T University
      1990 Marie Deans Atlantic Christian College (Barton College)
      1990 Robert (Bob) Gwaltney University of North Carolina - Charlotte
      1990 Shirley Hamrick Wake Forest University
      1988 Jimmy Daniels Atlantic Christian College (Barton College)
      1988 Anna Keller North Carolina State University
      1984 Tyree Kiser Western Carolina University
      1984 Brona Roy Brevard College
      1972 Grady S. Patterson Wake Forest College
  • Myron Burney Rising Professional Award

    Named in 2017 to honor admired CACRAO member, Myron Burney.  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

      YEAR NAME COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY
      2021 David Clingenpeel Wake Forest University
      2020 Courtney Sola North Carolina State University
      2019 Adam Ray Western Carolina University
      2018 Katie Jerald University of South Carolina - Columbia
      2017 Courtney Embler Tri-County Technical College







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