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Alumni Awards

Each year, the Alumni Association honors alumni and faculty who have distinguished themselves through exceptional service to the school.

Alumnus/a of the Year Award

The highest honor conferred by the school, the Alumnus/a of the Year Awards is presented annually to an alumnus/a who has distinguished his/herself by making outstanding contributions through their field of work, have shown exceptional dedication to and support of Charlotte Country Day School, and have demonstrated concern for and service to their community.

Award recipients are selected based upon one or more of the following criteria; they have:

  • Distinguished themselves through extraordinary achievements in scholarship, civic engagement, their profession, or creative activities.
  • Made outstanding contributions to the welfare and advancement of Country Day and the communities of which they are a part.
  • Demonstrated exceptional acts of philanthropy, service, and dedication to our school
Previous Award Winners
2016Amy Fonville Owen '81
2015Todd A. Gorelick '82
2014L. Watts Hamrick III '77
2013Derick S. Close '77
2012Louis A. Bledsoe III '77
2011Robert T. Dooley III '79
2010Clarice Cato Goodyear '64 and Dent Goodyear '64
2009Samuel E. '82 and Melinda (Hardin) '81 Koenigsberg
2008Frank D. Whitney '78
2007Rodney C. Pitts '64
2006No award given
2005 C. Marshall Mills '82 
2004 Molly Wilmer Barker '78
2003 William C. Chapman '76
2002 Thomas M. Belk, Jr. '73
2001 Cammie Robinson Hauptfuhrer '74
2000 Terri R. Martin '83
1999 Anne Tracy Emerson '88
1998 Eric W. Law '76
1997 Gretchen Marsh Carpenter '58
1996 H. Wilson Glasgow, Jr. '62
1995 Mildred Dalton Cox '66
1994 John T. Fielder, Jr. '68
1993 Nina Dooley McLean '77
1991/92W. Frank Dowd IV '74
1990 John W. Baynard '72
1989 C. Rex Welton '58
1988Sarah Porter Boehmler '61
1987 Ross S. McElwee III '66
1986 Sara Harris Bissell '56
1985Patricia O'Herron Norman '65, Sally Cannon Saussy '67
1984John W. Harris '65
1983 Elizabeth Smith White '55
1982 Beth Brown Boyd '63, Duncan Morton, Jr. '58
1981 John Scott Cramer '49, Craig A. Gillen '70, Mary Cosby Rinehart '57

Alumni Service Award

The Charlotte Country Day School Alumni Service Award is presented by the Alumni Association to alumni who have demonstrated extraordinary service to Country Day through the Alumni Association and provided outstanding volunteer leadership in support of the Alumni Association's mission of engaging, connecting, and celebrating.

Award recipients are selected based upon one or more of the following criteria:

  • Extraordinary service to Country Day through the Alumni Association (Alumni Council, Class Agent program, other alumni committees and related groups)
  • Leadership roles assumed through the Alumni Association; achievements in developing and enhancing alumni-related activities
  • Exceptional contributions of time and expertise, as a part of his or her volunteer service on behalf of Country Day
Previous Award Winners

2016Stevenson M. Vaughn '84
2014Patrick L. Hobson '89
2001Martin D. Welton '87
2000Meredith Hamrick Bell '74
1999Frederick E. Gray Jr. '93
1998Lucinda Nisbet Lucas '74
1997Craig L. Hill '77
1996Nethea Rhinehardt '89
1995K. Dale Owen Jr. '78
1994Caroline W. Doyle '88

Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award

The Distinguished Faculty Award is presented to a member of the faculty who has made outstanding and unselfish contributions to Charlotte Country Day School and has significantly influenced our students.

Award recipients are selected based upon one or more of the following criteria:

  • Demonstrate a genuine passion for learning and teaching and an active, caring belief in students.
  • Inspire enthusiasm for learning in and out of the classroom
  • Are committed to helping students shape personal values, develop their talents and interests, and broaden their perspectives
  • Consistently go above and beyond the call of duty in service to the school
Previous Award Winners
2016Bob Plyler
2015Win Robinson
2014Clare Walton
2013Martha Newson
2012Kathy Babula
2011Wanda Davis
2010Brad Touma 
2009Kevin Daly
2008Millie Cox
2007Ron Curtin
2006Marsha Newton-Graham
2005Jean Merchant
2004Florence Chapman, Nancy Cox
2003Ted Koskores
2002Merrie Jane Pierce
2001Frank Justice
2000Susan Saunders
1999David Ball
1998Doodle Smith
1997Carol Morris
1996Mary Todd
1995Sallye Richards
1994Rob Williams
1993Martha Woods
1992Rick Stack
1991Gary Forbis
1990Horton Reed
1989Sammy Yopp
1988Dynva Reed
1987Ed Kelly
1986Jackie Hunter
1985John Bristor
1984Margaret Gragg
1983Louise Cobb
1982Jo Hassett
1981Gisele Shumake
1980Norma Mackenzie
1979Virginia Abernethy
1978Mark Hagerman
1977John Cook
1976Mary Jones
1975Dolly Hickman
1974Wayne Murrah
1973Frances Hyatt
Charlotte Country Day School
1440 Carmel Rd Road, Charlotte,
NC North Carolina 28226
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