Governor and Mrs. Richard W. Riley Award For Excellence in Dropout Prevention

Award Purpose

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, College of Education at Clemson University, 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/Network.

Past Award Recipients

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.