UofSC Alumni Awards

Each year the Alumni Association has the great honor of celebrating the best and brightest alumni and friends of the university with the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, the Distinguished Alumnus Award, the Outstanding Black Alumnus award, the Outstanding Young Alumnus Award and the Bethea Service Award. These awards are the highest honors reflecting the ideals cherished by South Carolinians that include service, integrity, character and leadership.

2020 Alumni Awards Presentation

Student for a short time. Gamecock for a lifetime.

2021 Award Nominations

We are excited to honor the 2020 Alumni Award recipients during our annual Homecoming celebration on October 16, 2020! Please check this page later in the year for updates regarding the 2021 Alumni Award nomination application. The application will open on January 1, 2021.

Meet Our 2020 Award Winners

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award

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2020
Donna Hooks

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, named for the great humanitarian and philanthropist, honors an outstanding graduate demonstrating professional excellence of character and service to humanity and is the highest honor awarded to South Carolina alumni.

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Outstanding Black Alumnus

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2020
Dr. J. R. Green

The Outstanding Black Alumnus Award is presented to a graduate who has uniquely distinguished themselves in their professional career, shown remarkable leadership capabilities and positively impacted their community.

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Outstanding Young Alumnus

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2020
Vanessa Vaughn Mathews

The Outstanding Young Alumnus Award honors a graduate under 40 who represents the breadth and scope of new talent, has achieved extraordinary success in a chosen profession and has significantly set themselves apart from their peers.

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Bethea Service Award

2020
Tommy Suggs

The Paula Harper Bethea and William L. Bethea Service Award is given by the outgoing Board of Governors president to an outstanding alumna or alumnus who is dedicated to enhancing the value of the University and making an impact on future generations of Gamecocks.

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