2012 Alumni Service Award Winners
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 Alumni Service Awards. Winners are chosen by the Alumni Executive Council and the awards will presented during Homecoming Weekend.
|Young Alumnus of the Year
Sam Clowney '01
Originally from Spartanburg and a Bonner Scholar as a Wofford student, Clowney currently is the director of community engagement for Teach for America in Charlotte, N.C. In this capacity, he has mentored a series of Wofford alumni involved in this outstanding program. He is a 2004 graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University, where he was a Woodruff Fellow. Clowney also has taught in the Atlanta Public Schools and worked effectively as the director of multicultural affairs and leadership programs at Wofford.
|Distinguished Citizen Award
Since the mid-1970s, Spartanburg citizens have been "awake with Drake" on morning radio. In a way that is distinctive among modern news media professionals, he has worked for community improvement. For many years, for example, he has organized and hosted a "Battle of the Brains" program for area schools. For decades, he served as the "voice of the Terriers" on the public address system at Gibbs Stadium and the Benjamin Johnson Arena.
|Distinguished Service Award:
James Meadors '81
The principal and founder of Meadors Inc., a design-build firm based in Charleston, South Carolina, that focuses on new construction and historic preservation using sustainable building practices. He is the chairman of the Charleston Green Committee and is the recipient of the 2010 Leadership in Green Building / Public Sector Award, given by the S.C. Chapter of the USGBC. His company also won the 2012 Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award for 93 & 97 Broad Street. An outstanding Terrier football player during his own undergraduate days, two of his children are Wofford alumni, and he is a former member of the Parents Advisory Council.