Awards

Since 2008, Norfolk State University has honored graduates who demonstrate exemplary leadership in their professions and in the community with the Distinguished Alumni Award and the Graduate of the Last Decade (G.O.L.D.) Award. These alumni personify the mission and goals of the University.

 

2018 Award Recipients


 Dr. Ella P. Ward B.A. '69

Dr. Ella P. Ward is a 1969 graduate of Norfolk State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. Ward retired from Portsmouth Public Schools after 35 years of service and is currently serving in her 12th year as a member of the Chesapeake City Council.

 

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Col. (Ret.) Harold L. Hagans Jr. B.S. '71

 

Col. (Ret.) Harold L. Hagans Jr., a 1971 graduate of Norfolk State College. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Education. Hagans is a decorated U.S. Army veteran and current Executive Director of the Military Alumni Chapter Foundation, Inc. of Norfolk State University.


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CDR William 'Lin' Walton B.S. '66

 

CDR William ‘Lin’ Walton, USN (Ret.) is a 1966 graduate of the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Walton is a U.S. Naval Aviator (pilot), the first African American from NSU and Norfolk. He is a world-class rugby player and the first African-American member of the U.S. National Rugby Team. It is the area of diversity where he has had a most significant impact on the U. S. Navy, by leading its effort to increase the numbers of African-American aviators to select to the ranks Captain and Admiral. 


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 B. Kennon Outlaw B.S. '68

B. Kennon Outlaw, who is a 1968 graduate of the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Outlaw had a 30-year career as an engineer at NASA Langley Research Center and served as an instructor of physics and engineering at NSU.

 

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Lorie A. McCowan B.S.

Lorie A. McCowan, a 1996 graduate of Norfolk State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. McCowan is currently an Executive Director with JP Morgan Chase. She is responsible for internal audit activities within a $200 billion Consumer and Community Banking (CCB) business unit portfolio.

 

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Dr. James W. Howell Sr. '56

Dr. James W. Howell Sr., who completed the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College in 1956 with an associate degree in English. He is a published author and retired professor of English and Communications. Howell taught at Norfolk State for 46 years.

 

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Don J. Carey '10

 

This year’s Graduate of the Last Decade Award Recipient is Don J. Carey III. Carey is a 2010 graduate of Norfolk State University and a nine-year veteran of the National Football League. He is a published author.

 

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