Wall of Fame

Created as an opportunity to educate students, faculty, and staff about the major achievements of African American students and organizations that foster African American culture at Elon, the Wall of Fame is the centerpiece of Elon's African American Resource Room.  The exhibit traces the accomplishments of African Americans at the University from the first black graduate, to the first black Greek organization.

Located in the Multicultural Center, the Wall of Fame can be viewed during operating hours.

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Glenda Phillips

  • The first black person to attend Elon College, fall of 1963
  • The first black student to perform with the Elon Marching Band
Eugene Perry

Eugene Perry, Class of 1969

The first black person to graduate from Elon College, 1969

descriptionGail Fonville, Class of 1970

The first black female to graduate from Elon College, 1970
John RascoeJohn Rascoe, Class of 1974

The first black person appointed to the Board of Trustees, 1975
Bryant Colson

Bryant Colson, Class of 1980

  • The first black person to serve as Editor in Chief of the school newspaper, The Pendulum, 1978
  • The first black person elected President of the Student Government Association, 1979
Mary Carroll

Mary Carroll, Class of 1981

The first black person crowned Homecoming Queen, 1979

Donna Hill OliverDonna Hill Oliver, Class of 1972

The first black person to be recognized as a Young Alumnus of the Year, 1987
William WalkerWilliam Walker, Class of 1993

The first black person to serve as President of the Student Union Board, 1991
Tonya TaylorTonya Taylor, Class of 1994

The first black female to serve as Editor in Chief of the school newspaper, The Pendulum, 1993
David BynesDavid Bynes, Class of 1997

The first black person crowned Homecoming King, 1993
Keebler McGheeKebbler McGhee, Class of 1998

The first black female appointed to the Board of Trustees, 1998
Sherrika StanleySherrika Stanley, Class of 2000

The first black female to serve as President of the Student Union Board, 1998
Akilah WeaverAkilah Weaver, Class of 2000

The first black female to serve as Executive President of the Student Government Association, 2000
Darris MeansDarris Means, Class of 2005

The first black male to serve as President of the Interfraternity Council, 2004