Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Awards

Established in 1993, the mission of the Black Excellence Awards Banquet is to recognize, celebrate and affirm the presence of black students at Elon University. Approved by the Elon University Board of Trustees, the annual Black Excellence Awards Banquet was named on April 22, 2006 to honor former Elon students Glenda Phillips, the first black student to attend Elon College (in 1963), and Eugene Perry, the first black student to graduate from Elon College (in 1969). The banquet is now called the Phillips-Perry Black Excellence Awards Banquet.

Black students who have maintained a minimum 3.2 grade point average are recognized at the annual Black Excellence Awards Banquet each spring.  Certificates of merit and monetary awards are presented at a dinner held in honor of these students.  This recognition serves as an incentive to all black students to excel academically at Elon University.  The graduation rate for students recognized at the banquet is 100 percent!

2013 Black Excellence Award Recipients

*fall semester or cumulative GPA 3.2-4.0
**fall semester and cumulative GPA 3.2-4.0

**Markisha Allen, ’15
**Briana Alston, ’14
**Geofanne Anderson, ’16
**Jamal Anifowoshe, ’16
**Brittany Armstead, ’15
**Yasmine Arrington, ’14
**Yvette Bean, ’14
  *Bria Bell, ’13
**Janelle Bennett, ’15
  *Raven Bennett, ’14
**Danielle Biggs, ’14
**Melissa Bing, ’13
  *Joshua Bonney, ’13
**Karl Bostick, ’15
  *Rebekah Brown, ’14
  *Jasmine Bryant, ’15
**Dionne Buck, ’15
  *Trishelle Byrd, ’13
  *Kara Cardwell, ’13
**James Carter, ’12
**Megan Chapman, ’14
**James Clanton, ’14
**Devon Clark, ’14
**Steven Cockerham, ’15
**Kendall Crouther, ’14
**Brittany Cureton, ’16
**Darron Daniels, ’13
  *Malcolm Davis, ’14
  *Alexander Dawson, ’15
**Keegan De Silva, ’15
**Danielle Deavens, ’16
**Ciara Dixon, ’16
**Whitley Dozier, ’13
**Nia Duke, ’14
**Daneilia Dwyer, ’15
**Egheosa Edomwonyi, ’13
**Crystal Edwards, ’14
**Monica Evans, ’16
**Sierra Ferrier, ’13
**Morgan Fleming, ’16
**Shakori Fletcher, ’16
**Janae Frazier, ’13
**Jordan Frazier, ’15
**Evan Gaskin, ’16
  *Diana George, ’15
**Tiffany Golding, ’15
*Kyle Graham, ’14
**Sydney Griffin, ’16
  *Jeremy Guinn, ’13
  *Eleisha Hairston, ’13
  *Adrianne Haney, ’14
**Torry Harding, ’15
  *Takiyah Harrell, ’15
**Kelsey Harris, ’14
**Bethany Hill, ’15
  *Kuylain Howard, ’14
  *Kenneth Hughes, ’15
**Brenna Humphries, ’13
**Simone Jasper, ’16
**Jordan Jeter, ’16
  *Kristopher Jiles, ’15
  *Tyrice Johnson, ’13
**Elisabeth Jones, ’15
*Arron Jones-Williams, ’13
  *Jordan Joshua, ’14
  *Brandon Joyner, ’15
**Negesti Kaudo, ’12
**Taylor Kelly, ’12
**Kendall King, ’15
**Bobby King, ’16
**Mahalia Kirton, ’16
**Krystal Lanclos, ’15
**Anna Lewis, ’15
**Rachel Lews, ’15
**Amanda Locke, ’13
**Mara Lucas, ’14
**Raven Manigault, ’13
Treylon Marrow, Collegiate Start Program
**Dominique Martin, ’15
  *Michael Maybin, ’13
**Dorian McCorey, ’16
**Shelby McKay, ’13
**Janelle McNeil, ’13
**Chelsea McQueen, ’13
**Nana Abena Pokua Mensah, ’14
**Abigail Mitchell, ’15
  *Corey Mitchell, ’16
**Craig Moore, ’15
**Jameisha Moore, ’16
**Kevin Moore, ’14
**Phylicia Mpasi, ’14
**Riese Narciesse, ’13
**Omolayo Ojo, ’14
  *Jordan Only, ’14
**Aviya Payne, ’14
  *Anthony Phillips-Spencer, ’13
**Justin Pierce, ’15
  *Benjamin Poole, ’13
  *Torrance Porter, ’13
  *Desiree Porter, ’15
**Nicole Razor, ’16 
**Brenda Reavis, ’14
**Dionne Richardson, ’13
  *Sheldon Roberson, ’14
  *Alexandra Robinson, ’15
**Sydney Ryals, ’16
**Bronte Scoggins, ’16
**Samantha Simunyu, ’13
  *Jonathan Smith, ’13
**Douglas Spencer, ’16
**Autumn Spriggs, ’14
**Zora Stephenson, ’15
**Andrew Stevenson, ’13
**Cassidy Stratton, ’16
**Alexa Skyes, ’13
  *Jordan Thomas, ’13
  *Hannah Tripp, ’13
  *David Turner, ’16
**Jasmine Turner, ’15
**Nyameeche Upshur, ’15
**Courtney Vaughn, ’15
**Mia Watkins, ’15
**Tony Weaver, ’16
  *Aiyana Williams, ’13
**David Williams, ’13
  *Dylan Williams, ’16
  *Jack Williams, ’16
**Miles Williams, ’15
**Jeffrey Williamson, ’13
**Asha Wilson, ’13

Special Awards (for the highest GPA in each category)

Student Athletes with the Highest GPA

Male Athlete- David Williams (Football)

Female Athlete-Kelsey Harris (Basketball)

Students with the Highest GPA by Academic Year

Freshman Male- Jamal Anifowoshe 

Freshman Female- Simone Jasper

Sophomore Male- Justin Pierce, Craig Moore 

Sophomore Female- Shakori Fletcher 

Junior Male- Kulyain Howard 

Junior Female- Nana Abena Pokua Mensha 

Senior Male- David Williams

Senior Female- Alexa Sykes 

Alumni Gift

Established in 2003, the gift of $100 is given by Elon alumna Ablavi Gbenyon in honor of her late mother, Enid Gbenyon.

Shakori Fletcher 

Academic Scholarship

The Black Cultural Society Academic Scholarship is based on an individual’s student achievement and notable contribution to the Elon community. This award is designed to encourage students to take advantage of the Elon Experience.

Antonio Austin 

Congratulations to all the recipients and their families!