1971  Dr. Grady Coker

1972  Dr. J.R. Burgess

1973  Trammell Carmichael

1974  John Bennett

1975  Victoria Cox

1976  Martha Galt

1977  Col. A.J. Henderson

1978  Cecil Boling

1979  James Howard Bagwell

1980  William F. “Bill” Garrett

1981  Fred Haley

1982  Ralph Owen

1983  Dr. A. Evan Boddy

1984  Margaret Logan

1985  Carl Barrett

1986  Dr. William H. Nichols

1987  Award Not Presented

1988  Award Not Presented

1989  Award Not Presented

1990  Award Not Presented

1991  Award Not Presented

1992  W.L. “Bill” Wester

1993  W.W. Denney

1994  Wally Fowler

1995  William G. Hasty, Sr.

1996  Sarah Buffington

1997  James Cannon

1998  E.O. McFather, Sr.

1999  Juanita Hughes

2000  Judge Marion T. Pope, Jr.

2001  Wendell Anderson

2002  Glenn Hubbard

2003  David F. Ogle, Sr.

2004  Donald F. Stevens

2005  Bill Teasley

2006  Dr. William Early

2007  Garland Pinholster

2008  Wade Buchanan

2009  Marguerite T. Cline

2010  Rev. Charles Davis

2011  Marge Grossman

2012  JoEllen Wilson

2013  Judge Frank Mills

2014  Joan McFather

2015  Frankie Shepherd

2016  Norman Sosebee

2017  Byron Dobbs

2018  Scott McElroy

2019  Raymond Rollins

2020 William G. Hasty, Jr.

2021  Jim Lindenmayer

2022 Robert Logan