Governor and Mrs. Richard W. Riley Award For Excellence in Dropout Prevention
The purpose of the Governor and Mrs. Richard W. Riley Award For Excellence in Dropout Prevention is to identify and bring recognition to an outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to the advancement of dropout prevention initiatives in the state of South Carolina. The National Dropout Prevention Center will select an individual for this award who exhibits strong leadership and accomplishments for effective dropout prevention strategies directed to initiatives in South Carolina and/or work that furthers the mission of the Center.
Past Award Recipients
2019 Recipient – Dr. Stephenie McCoy Hewett
2018 Recipient – Kerry Leslie Abel
2017 Recipient – Mr. Jerome Singleton
2016 Recipient – Rev. James F. Davis III
2015 Recipient – Dr. Lawrence R. Allen
2014 Recipient – Dr. Roy Jones
2013 Recipient – Dr. Jay Smink
2012 Recipient – Jerry N. Govan, Jr.
2011 Recipient – Mr. Jim Shaw
2010 Recipient – Dr. Sabrina B. Moore
2009 Recipient – Calvin “Chip” Jackson
2008 Recipient – Frank E. White, Jr.
2007 Recipient – Val Richardson
2006 Recipient – Grier Gower Mullins
2005 Recipient – Roger G. Owens
2004 Recipient – William R. Byars, Jr.
2003 Recipient – Terry Richardson, Jr.