2018 L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award Recipient – Dr. Elwood Robinson, Class II

L to R: Jeff Frazier, Dr. Elwood Robinson, David Fountain

Each year, LNC presents the L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award to an LNC alum who has made a significant improvement in the quality of life, economic well-being, and sense of community in our state. This award was created in honor of the late Greensboro congressman who was instrumental in the early days of Leadership North Carolina.

During the LNC Class XXV Graduation and Awards Ceremony at the North Carolina State Capitol on May 10, the 2018 L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award was presented to Dr. Elwood Robinson, chancellor of Winston-Salem State University and an alumnus of LNC Class II. During the presentation, last year’s L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award recipient, Jeff Frazier, alumnus of LNC Class XI and chief operating officer at Pyron, shared the following about Dr. Robinson:

“Elwood has been an active alum of Leadership North Carolina, most recently sharing the impact of his LNC experience through a video campaign, and being an active member of LNC Class II.  Dr. Robinson sought out the opportunity to host LNC Class XXIV at Winston-Salem State University shortly after being named chancellor.  Dr. Robinson has consistently led by example, working on solutions to challenging issues with leaders from government, healthcare, business, and educational institutions.  He has championed educational opportunity and excellence throughout his career at North Carolina Central, at Cambridge College, and now at Winston-Salem State University.”

Congratulations to Dr. Elwood on his service to LNC and for being selected as the 2018 recipient of the L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award. For a roster of past recipients and to make a nomination for the 2019 L. Richardson Preyer Alumni Award, click here.

Photo credit: Beth Ely Photography

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