Outstanding Community Leaders Awards

Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

2013 Peggy Merriss ’91 City of Decatur
2012 Chris Morris ’00 DeKalb County Human & Community Development Department
2011 Burrell Ellis ’96 OneDeKalb
2010 Walt Bryde ’97 The Six Star Refugee Partnership
2009 Judy Turner ’93 Decatur Book Festival
2008 Robert Soens ’07 Redevelopment of Scottish Rite Hospital
2007 Judge Gregory A. Adams ’90 Leadership in transforming the DeKalb County Juvenile Justice Court System
2006 Anil Lewis ’04 Legislation Aiding the Visually Impaired
2005 Sally Wylde ’02 Oakhurst Community Garden Project
2004 Julia Hunter Jones ’94 Hillandale Medical Center
2003 Patricia Puckett ’98 Legislation and Services for the Disabled
2002 Ralph Bowden ’89 Hate Crime Legislation & Elderly Issues
2001 Thomas E. Brown, Jr. ’91 Interim Sheriff
2000 Donna Adams Morgan ’90 Communities & Nonprofits
1999 Robert L. Brown, Jr. ’92 Status of Health Commission
1998 Eddie Moodie ’91 Junior Police Academy
1997 Frances Edwards ’90 School Board, PTA
1996 J. Tom Morgan ’92 Teen Rights Pamphlet
1995 Sue Ellen Owens ’89 DeKalb Rape Crisis Center
1994 Bradley Bryant ’89 School Board
1993 Thurbert Baker ’88 Governor’s Floor Leader
1992 Joanna Adams ’90 Our House, Inc.
1991 Robert Wilson ’87 Georgia Center for Children

Sue Ellen Owens Award Recipients

2013 Rebecca Guinn ’10 LifeLine Animal Project
2012 Sam Goldman ’99 Callanwolde Fine Arts Center
2011 Garry McGiboney’06 Community Collaborations in DeKalb County Schools
2010 Waleed Shamsid Deen ’99 Youth V.I.B.E.
2009 Judge C.J. Becker ’05 Drug Court II
2008 Lynn Cherry Grant ’01 Leadership in Education in DeKalb County
2007 Roberta Morris ’07 DeKalb Workforce Development’s “School is My First Job” project
2006 Shawn LaGrua ’06 DeKalb’s Truancy Intervention Program
2005 Judge Robert Castellani DeKalb County Drug Court
2004 Captain James Helms ’92 Youth Leadership DeKalb
2003 Kelly Jordan Arabia Mountain Project
2002 Sue Ellen Owens ’89 Leadership DeKalb

Sara Fountain Carpe Diem Award Recipients

2013 Sheldon Fleming ’08 Wonderland Gardens, Inc
2012 Sara Fountain Leadership DeKalb

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