Citation of Merit

 This award is designed to recognize an alumnus or friend who has rendered outstanding service, support, or courtesy to NSU. Past recipients are below.  

1970: Steve Taylor
1972: Harrell E. Garrison (posthumously)
1974: Dwight Strawhun & Enos Semore
1975: Vance McSpadden & C.Q. Cherry
1976: Jane Self, Ken Hayes, & Betty Durham Price
1977: Kim Killingsworth
1978: Charles Paulk & Dixie Woodall
1980: Lee Quiett, Willa Faye Mason, Charles Rogers,  Lucille Hurd & Henri Minsky (posthumously)
1981: Calvin Turnbow & Claude Dyer (posthumously)
1982: Bob Cunningham & W. Roger Webb
1983: Dewey G. Ballew, Claude Berry, Joan Hill, LaFerne Smith & J. Ross Underwood
1984: George Elliott, Arman Franklin & Jack Kaufman
1985: Gwen Webb, Vincent Elliott & James Wasson
1986: G.G. Morgan & Chester H. Pheiffer, Joe D. Sears & Gerald "Snowball" Hudson (posthumously)
1987: Kent Lashley, Gwen McKeeman & Orville Shapley,Ralph Whitworth & The Descendants of 
          Seminary Students
1988: Elsie Hood, Patrick D. Lester & Herbert J. Rozell
1989: Maxine Maniss, Robert L. Thomason, Sr. & Ralph J. Williams, Jr.
1990: Carl Nick, Charles Prigmore & Patty Skinner
1991: Goodwin Cobb II, James K. Howard, James K. Malone & Bill Trickett
1992: Marie Bishop, Richard Gaddis & Carthel Means
1993: Dr. Don Betz, Barbara Clark, Michael Fine & Dr. Neil Morton
1994: Jay Hannah, Lillian Jayne, Ruth Burbage Persson & Wes Studi
1995: Dr. Larry Griffin, Kelly Rae Ross & J. W. Patterson
1996: Jerry Belton & Fred James Taylor
1997: Kenneth "YoYo" Collins, Leo Mayfield & Dean Wadley Jr.
1998: Veraman Davis Kay Felts Arman (posthumously), Althea Franklin & Kristye Kirk-Shores
1999: M.J. VanDeventer
2000: Mary Jane Letts & Maurice Turney
2002: Clay Felts