2016
William T. Buice, III
James W. Harbison, Jr. 
Edwin B. Howard, Jr.

2015
Oliver Smithies

2014
J. Myrick Howard

2013
John J. Mack

2012
Governor James Baxter Hunt, Jr.

2011
William B. Harrison, Jr.

2010
Bonnie McElveen Hunter

2009
Dr. James H. Goodnight and Mrs. Ann B. Goodnight

2008
John Hope Franklin

2007
William Ivey Long
Lawrence Wheeler, Ph.D.

2006
Paul J. Rizzo

2005
Hugh M. Morton

2004
General H. Hugh Shelton

2003
Julian and Josie Robertson

2002
Thomas K. Hearn

2001
Loonis McGlohon

2000
Frank & Julia Daniels

1999
John Wells Kuykendall

1998
C.D. Spangler, Jr.

1997
100th Anniversary Celebration

1996
Mary Ryan Cecil & William Amherst Vanderbilt Cecil

1995
Rosemary Harris
Richard Adler
Terrence Mann

1994
Richard Hampton Jenrette

1993
Barbara Babcock Millhouse

1992
William G. Anylan, M.D.

1991
William States Lee, III

1990
Roberts Edgar Timberlake

1989
John Marsden Ehle, Jr.

1988
Edward E. Crutchfield, Jr.
John G. Medlin, Jr.
Hugh L. McColl, Jr.

1987
Charles Kuralt
Tom Wicker