Eddie Ganaway was the first African American to graduate from the College of Charleston in 1971. This alumnus chose to take the initial steps to break the racial barriers at the College of Charleston. This award honors alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their career field. In addition, the recipients of this award exemplifies the spirit of selfless dedication to the public continued leaders in community service and loyal supporter of the College.
Must not have received an ExCEL Award within the past three (3) years.