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Eddie Ganaway Distinguished Alumni Award

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 an alum of the College.

The Distinguished Alumni Award is based on the following criteria:

  • Trailblazer and loyal supporter of the College through philanthropy or service
  • Distinguished themselves as leaders in their career field
  • Helped the College become a better community because of the work done while they were a student
  • Committed to increasing awareness and respect for different persons. Takes steps to enhance diversity and inclusion on campus by creating and sustaining a welcoming and accessible campus environment for faculty, staff, students, and community members.

Must not have received an ExCEL Award within the past three (3) years.


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