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 African American Resource Room, the Wall of Fame can be viewed during operating hours.

Glenda Phillips.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, Class of 1969.Eugene Perry, Class of 1969

The first black person to graduate from Elon College, 1969


Gail Fonville, Class of 1970.Gail Fonville, Class of 1970

The first black female to graduate from Elon College, 1970


John Rascoe, Class of 1974.John Rascoe, Class of 1974

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


Bryant Colson, Class of 1980.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, Class of 1981.Mary Carroll, Class of 1981

The first black person crowned Homecoming Queen, 1979


Donna Hill Oliver, Class of 1972.Donna Hill Oliver, Class of 1972

The first black person to be recognized as a Young Alumnus of the Year, 1987


William Walker, Class of 1993.William Walker, Class of 1993

The first black person to serve as President of the Student Union Board, 1991


Tonya Taylor, Class of 1994.Tonya Taylor, Class of 1994

The first black female to serve as Editor in Chief of the school newspaper, The Pendulum, 1993


David Bynes, Class of 1997.David Bynes, Class of 1997

The first black person crowned Homecoming King, 1993


Kebbler McGhee, Class of 1998.Kebbler McGhee, Class of 1998

The first black female appointed to the Board of Trustees, 1998


 Sherrika Stanley, Class of 2000.Sherrika Stanley, Class of 2000

The first black female to serve as President of the Student Union Board, 1998


Akilah Weaver, Class of 2000.Akilah Weaver, Class of 2000

The first black female to serve as Executive President of the Student Government Association, 2000


Darris Means, Class of 2005.Darris Means, Class of 2005

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