- Maggie Jeffus, Charles Duncan McIver Award, which recognizes individuals who have rendered distinguished public service to the state or nation. The bronze medal bears the likeness of Charles Duncan McIver, the founding president of the institution that is now UNCG. Jeffus, who served as a public school teacher for many years, has completed her 10th two-year term in the General Assembly.
- Richard Whittington and Preston Lane, Adelaide F. Holderness / H. Michael Weaver Award, which honors North Carolinians who have rendered distinguished public service to their community or state. It is named in honor of Adelaide F. Holderness ’34 and H. Michael Weaver of Greensboro. Whittington and Lane founded Triad Stage, spurring the economic development of downtown Greensboro.
- Beth Clinkscales McAllister and Claudia Buchdahl Kadis, Alumni Distinguished Service Awards, presented to alumni who have rendered distinctive service on national, state or local levels, and made significant contributions to the liberal arts ideal. McAllister over her career has led the creation of Meals on Wheels of Wake County, became executive director of Hospice of Wake County, co-founded the AIDS Service Agency of Wake County and developed Raleigh’s Summit House. Kadis’ many service leadership roles include the Guardian Ad Litem program in Goldsboro, the League of Women Voters in Goldsboro and the Marbles Museum in Raleigh. She established the Claudia Buchdahl Kadis Merit Scholarship in the Arts & Sciences.
- Katie Marshall, Young Alumni Award, which is presented to alumni who are 40 years of age and younger, and recognizes exceptional achievement and significant contribution to the recipient’s profession or community, society or the university. The former Student Government Association president is active in the Junior League of Greensboro and at UNCG.
The honors were presented by UNCG Chancellor Linda P. Brady during a May 16 program that also recognized donors to the university.
Full story at UNCG Now.
By Beth English