Stanley Frank Class Award

The Stanley Frank Class Award is presented annually in honor of the late Stanley Frank, chair of the LNC founding committee, who gave his time, talents, and resources to make our state a better place to live and to work. Mr. Frank was a Greensboro businessman and a civic giant who was one of the earliest and strongest supporters of LNC. There are many organizations in the Greensboro community on which Stanley Frank left his mark. He was known as a compassionate, modest, and generous gentleman.

Mr. Frank was chairman and chief executive officer of Carolina By-Products. In addition to his corporate service, he chaired the Piedmont Triad Airport Authority, was a 36-year member of the Guilford College Board of Trustees, served as president of the United Community Services (now the United Way), chaired the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce, and served on the board of LNC until he passed on January 2, 2006. Stanley Frank was dedicated to providing opportunities to others in all that he did.

The recipient of this annual award is a member of the current class of LNC. He or she is selected by fellow class members as someone who exemplifies the spirit of Stanley Frank. The Stanley Frank Class Award is presented during each class’s graduation ceremony.


Past Stanley Frank Class Award Recipients

Class 1 Wayland Whitley Class 17 Marci Williams
Class 2 John Kernodle, Jr. Class 18 John Falkenbury
Class 3 Doretha Stone Class 19 Maureen Little
Class 4 Donna Adams, Bobby Boyd, and Duane Kirkman Class 20 Gale Adcock
Class 5 Michael Blackwell Class 21 Jessica Graham
Class 6 Becky Wallace Class 22 Brenda Berg
Class 7 Kathyrn Quigg Class 23 Shawan Gabriel
Class 8 Brenda Oocumma Class 24 Paige Sayles
Class 9 Delores Parker Class 25 Kathy Rummage
Class 10 Wanda Montano Class 26 Schumata Brown
Class 11 The Honorable Rick Glazier Class 27 Rebecca Feinglos
Class 12 The Honorable Joan Lamson Class 28 Margaret Brunson
Class 13 Tom McSwain Class 29 Howard Manning
Class 14 Rip Farris Class 30 Prudencio IV Martínez-Mengel
Class 15 Goldie Byrd Class 31 Annette Taylor
Class 16 Tracy Sternberg


Award Criteria – The LNC Stanley Frank Class Award is presented to a participant of the current LNC class whose demonstrated leadership has made a significant improvement to the quality of life, economic well-being, and/or sense of community in our state.  Questions to consider when selecting a nominee include any or all of the following examples:

  • What are the nominee’s most significant leadership roles in professional or civic activities?
  • What are the nominee’s leadership skills and characteristics?
  • In what ways has the nominee had an impact on the economy and quality of life in his/her community and/or the state?
  • How has the nominee impacted others?
  • Why is the nominee deserving of this award?

Submit a Nomination – Please use this link to submit a nomination.  Stanley Frank Class Award nominations for LNC Class 31 are due April 12, 2024.

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