2015 Class of Inductees/Past Inductees

  • The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation continues its mission to be a catalyst to serve as a catalyst and partner for ensuring the stability, strength and excellence of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Our aim is to advance the reality that HBCUs are valuable treasures and critical resources that help transform the seeds of potentiality into the fruits of possibility.

    • Arts & Entertainment

  • 1986
    Leontyne Price
    Central State University

    1987
    Lionel Richie
    Tuskegee University

    1988
    Jack “The Rapper” Gibson
    Lincoln University of Missouri

    1989
    John T. Biggers
    Hampton University

    1990
    Dr. William Taylor
    Virginia State University

    1991
    Tim Reid
    Norfolk State University

    1992
    Olivia Ward
    Bowie State University

    1993
    Robert DoQui
    Lanston University

    1994
    Roscoe Lee Browne
    Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

    1995
    Dr. Tommie Stewart
    Jackson State University

  • 1996
    Oprah Winfrey
    Tennessee State University

    1997
    Dr. Rosalyn A. Walker
    Hampton University

    1998
    Dr. Della B.T. Hardman
    West Virginia State College

    1998
    JoMarie Payton-Clark
    Albany State University

    1999
    Debbie Allen
    Howard University

    1999
    Robert “Bob” Thompson
    West Virginia State University

    2000
    Kenny Leon
    West Virginia State University

    2001
    Joe Torry
    Lincoln University of Missouri

    2002
    Nancy Wilson
    Central State University

    2003
    Leo Twiggs
    Claflin University

  • 2004
    Dr. Bobby Jones
    Tennessee State University

    2005
    Emmanuel Lewis
    Clark Atlanta University

    2006
    Irma Dolores Player Hall
    Texas College

    2007
    Lynn Whitfield
    Howard University

    2008
    Denise Dowse
    Norfolk State University

    2009
    Ernest Eugene Barnes, Jr.
    North Carolina Central University (Posthumously)

    2010
    Cecil J. Williams
    Claflin University

    2011
    Pearl Cleage
    Spelman College

    2014
    Will Packer
    Florida Agricultural & Technical State University

    2015
    Will Downing
    Virginia Union University


    • Athletics

  • 1986
    Eddie Robinson
    Grambling State University

    1987
    Willis Reed
    Grambling State University

    1988
    Walter Payton
    Jackson State University

    1989
    Louis Brock
    Southern University

    1990
    John Stallworth
    Alabama A & M University

    1991
    Harry Carson
    South Carolina State University

    1992
    Dr. Leroy Walker
    Benedict College

    1993
    Willie Davenport
    Southern University

    1994
    Dr. James Frank
    Lincoln University of Missouri

    1995
    Ralph Boston
    Tennessee State University

  • 1996
    Alice Coachman Davis
    Albany State University

    1996
    Edwin Moses
    Morehouse College

    1997
    William J. Robinson
    West Virginia State University

    1998
    L.J. “Stan” Lomax
    Fort Valley State University

    1999
    Steve Wilson
    Howard University

    2001
    Marques Haynes
    Langston University

    2003
    Hiawatha Knight
    University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff

    2004
    Doug Williams
    Grambling State University

    2005
    Wyomia Tyus
    Tennessee State University

    2006
    Elvin Lamont Bethea
    North Carolina A & T University

  • 2007
    April Holmes
    Norfolk State University

    2008
    Earl “The Pearl” Monroe
    Winston-Salem University

    2009
    Edith McGuire-Duvall
    Tennessee State University

    2010
    Jethro T. Pugh
    Elizabeth City State University

    2011
    Coach Lonnie Bartley
    Fort Valley State University

    2014
    Dr. Catana Starks
    Tennessee State University

    2015
    The Jones Brothers
    Albany State University


    • Business and Industry

  • 1986
    Herman J. Russell
    Tuskegee University

    1987
    Earl G. Graves
    Morgan State University

    1988
    Carl Ware
    Clark Atlanta University

    1989
    Joshua I. Smith
    Central State University

    1990
    Harlow Fullwood, Jr.
    Virginia Union University

    1991
    Jesse Hill, Jr.
    Lincoln University of Missouri

    1992
    Daniel Kennon, Jr.
    Talladega College

    1992
    E. J. “Jay” Williams
    St. Paul’s College

    1993
    Willie E. Gary
    Shaw University

    1994
    William Cox
    Tennessee State University

    1995
    Joe Dudley
    North Carolina A & T University

  • 1996
    Gerald Williams
    Lane College

    1997
    Roy Terry & Rudolph Terry
    Morehouse College

    1998
    Dr. Samuels Metters
    Prairie View A & M

    1999
    Donald Sowell
    Alcorn State University

    2000
    Dr. Thomas Boston
    West Virginia State College

    2002
    Gregory Baranco
    Southern University

    2003
    James F. Garrett
    North Carolina A & T University

    2004
    Charles B. Gary
    Claflin University

    2004
    Jeffrey E. Thompson
    University of the District of Columbia

    2005
    Tom Joyner
    Tuskegee University

    2006
    Alexis M. Herman
    Xavier University

  • 2006
    Gerald B. Smith
    Texas Southern University

    2007
    Ernest Hodge
    Norfolk State University

    2007
    Donna James
    North Carolina A & T University

    2008
    C.D. (Charles David) Moody
    Morehouse College (Business)

    2008
    Dmitri Stockton
    North Carolina A&T State University (Industry

    2009
    Dr. Theophilus Boyd, III
    Tennessee State University (Business)

    2009
    Logan H. Westbrooks
    Lincoln University of Missouri (Industry)

    2010
    Willie A. Deese
    North Carolina A&T State University

    2010
    Lonnie Johnson
    Tuskegee University (Industry)

    2011
    Johnnie B. Booker
    Hampton University (Business/Industry)

    2015
    Janice Howroyd
    A & T State University


    • Civil Rights

  • 2011
    Dr. Catherine Burks-Brooks
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. Allen Cason
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Lucretia Collins
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. William Harbour
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. Larry F. Hunter
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Patricia Jenkins-Armstrong
    Tennessee State University

  • 2011
    Patricia Jenkins-Armstrong
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. Pauline Knight-Ofosu
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. Frederick Leonard
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. Ernest R. Patton
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Joy Reagon Leonard
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Carolyn Reed-Bush
    Tennessee State University

  • 2011
    Carolyn Reed-Bush
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. Etta Simpson-Ray
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. Mary J. Smith
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. Francis Wilson Canty
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Dr. El Senzengakulu Zulu
    Tennessee State University

    2015
    The Honorable David Dinkins
    Howard University


    • Community Service

  • 1986
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Morehouse College

    1987
    Ashley H. Cooke, Jr.
    Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

    1988
    Geraldine Henderson
    Fayetteville State University

    1989
    Rev. Dr. Joseph Jackson
    Jackson State University

    1990
    Frances Delee Taylor
    Claflin College

    1991
    Thelma Parks
    Langston University

    1992
    Xernona Clayton
    Tennessee State University

    1993
    Rev. Leon Sullivan
    West Virginia State College

    1994
    Charles Barlow
    Morris Brown College

  • 1995
    Rev. Dr. Cecil Murray
    Florida A & M University

    1996
    Theodore Blunt
    Winston-Salem State University

    1997
    Lyda Hannan
    Fort Valley State University

    1998
    Ollie W. Gates
    Lincoln University of Missouri

    1999
    Dr. Joseph Lowery
    Knoxville College

    2000
    George Dillard
    Langston University

    2001
    Dr. Reatha King
    Clark Atlanta University

    2002
    George H. Andrews
    Alabama State University

    2003
    Hon. Myron Lowry
    LeMoyne-Owen College

  • 2004
    Clemmie B. Hatchett
    Claflin University

    2005
    Dr. Fredrick D. Reese, Jr.
    Alabama State University

    2006
    Royall M. Mack, Sr.
    North Carolina A & T University

    2007
    Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker
    Virginia Union University

    2009
    Joyce M. Rochè
    Dillard University

    2010
    Dr. Jasper Salmond
    Benedict College

    2011
    Ruth B. Crawford
    Paine College

    2014
    Hardy K. Dorsey, Sr.
    Lincoln University (MO)

    2015
    Elisabeth Omilami
    Howard University


    • Education

  • 1986
    Dr. Benjamin E. Mays
    Morehouse College

    1987
    Dr. Mary Hatwood Futrell
    Virginia State University

    1988
    Dr. Henry Cheaney
    Kentucky State University

    1989
    Dr. Joseph B. Johnson
    Grambling State University

    1990
    Dr. Clinita Arnsby Ford
    Lincoln University of Missouri

    1990
    Dr. Maceo Nance, Jr.
    Langston University

    1991
    Dr. Earl W. Rand
    Jarvis Christian College

    1992
    Dr. Norman C. Frances
    Xavier University

    1992
    Dr. Frederick Humphries
    Florida A & M University

  • 1993
    Dr. William Harvey
    Talladega College

    1994
    Dr. Robert Albright
    Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

    1995
    Dr. Arthur Bacon
    Talladega College

    1996
    Dr. Sebetha Jenkins
    Jackson State University

    1997
    Dr. Dorothy C. Yancy
    Johnson C. Smith University

    1998
    Dr. William W. Sutton
    Mississippi Valley State University

    1999
    Dr. Shirley Turnage
    Elizabeth City State University

    2000
    Dr. Henry Ponder
    Langston University

    2001
    Dr. Roderick Paige
    Jackson State University

  • 2002
    Dr. Wilma Roscoe
    Livingstone College

    2003
    Dr. Shirley Knox-Benton
    Huston -Tillotson College

    2004
    Dr. Oswald P. Bronson
    Bethune-Cookman College

    2005
    Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker
    Virginia Union University

    2006
    Dr. Larry L. Earvin
    Clark Atlanta University

    2007
    Dr. Benjamin Payton
    South Carolina State University

    2009
    Dr. Earl Richardson
    University of Maryland Eastern Shore

    2011
    Dr. Henry Tisdale
    Claflin University

    2014
    Dr. Harold L. Martin, Sr.
    North Carolina A & T University

    2015
    Dr. Robert Franklin
    Morehouse College


    • Faith and Theology

  • 2003
    Bishop Eddie L. Long
    North Carolina Central University

    2004
    Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake
    Wilberforce University

    2005
    Bishop T. D Jakes
    West Virginia State University

    2006
    Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Sr.
    Fisk University

  • 2006
    Rev. Dr. William Flippin, Sr.
    Fisk University

    2007
    Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley
    Tennessee State University

    2008
    Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr.
    , Benedict College

    2009
    Rev. Dr. Cameron M. Alexander
    Morehouse College

  • 2010
    Rev. Dr. Calvin O. Butts, III
    Morehouse College

    2011
    Rev. Dr. Charles B. Jackson, Sr.
    Benedict College

    2014
    Bishop Dale C. Bronner
    Morehouse College

    2015
    Rev. Dr. Otis Moss Jr.
    Morehouse College


    • Government and Law

  • 1986
    Honorable Thurgood Marshall
    Howard University

    1987
    Honorable Maynard Jackson
    Morehouse College

    1988
    Honorable Earnest Finney, Jr.
    Claflin University

    1989
    Honorable Barbara Jordan
    Texas Southern University

    1990
    Honorable Calvin Smyre
    Fort Valley State University

    1991
    Honorable William Jefferson
    Southern University

    1992
    Honorable John Lewis
    Fisk University

    1993
    Honorable Andrew Young
    Howard University

    1994
    Honorable L. Douglas Wilder
    Virginia Union University

    1995
    Honorable Kweisi Mfume
    Morgan State University

    1995
    Alvin O. Chambliss, Jr.
    Jackson State University

    1996
    Donald Hollowell
    Lane College

  • 1997
    Honorable Eva Clayton
    Johnson C. Smith University

    1998
    Colonel Ora J. Williams
    Alcorn State University

    1999
    Honorable John F. Knight, Jr.
    Alabama State University

    2000
    Honorable Michael Thurmond
    Paine College

    2000
    Honorable Jesse White
    Alabama State University

    2001
    Jacquelyn Barrett
    Clark Atlanta University

    2002
    Honorable Clarence Cooper
    Clark Atlanta University

    2003
    Honorable Willie Earl Lockette
    Fort Valley State University

    2004
    Reuben V. Anderson
    Tougaloo College

    2005
    Honorable Joyce London Alexander
    Howard University

    2005
    Honorable James E. Clyburn
    South Carolina State University

    2006
    Honorable Shirley Franklin
    Howard University

  • 2006
    Honorable Matthew E. Perry, Jr.
    South Carolina State University

    2007
    Honorable Johnny Ford
    Knoxville College

    2008
    General Lloyd (Fig) Newton, Ret.
    Tennessee State University

    2008
    Julius L. Chambers, Esq.
    North Carolina Central University

    2009
    Honorable Bennie G. Thompson
    Tougaloo College

    2010
    General Russell L. Honoré
    Southern University & A & M College

    2010
    Honorable Curtis L. Collier
    Tennessee State University

    2011
    Honorable Henry M. “Mickey” Michaux, Jr.
    North Carolina Central University

    2011
    Honorable Brenda Hill Cole
    Clark Atlanta University

    2014
    Honorable Edna Branch Jackson
    Savannah State University

    2015
    Brigadier General Clara Adams-Ender
    North Carolina A & T State University

    2015
    Honorable Tommie Colbert, Sr.
    Kentucky State University


    • Medicine

  • 1986
    Dr. George Debnam
    Shaw University

    1987
    Dr. Edith Irby Jones
    Knoxville College

    1988
    Dr. LaSalle Lefall, Jr.
    Florida A & M University

    1989
    Dr. Louis Sullivan
    Morehouse College

    1990
    Dr. Ezra C. Davidson, Jr.
    Meharry Medical College

    1991
    Dr. Frank S. Royal
    Virginia Union University

    1992
    Dr. Bettye Davis-Lewis
    Prairie View A & M University

    1993
    Dr. Joycelyn Elders
    Philander Smith College

  • 1994
    Dr. Dorothy Bennett
    Bennett College

    1995
    Dr. Edward Cooper
    Lincoln University

    1997
    Dr. George H. Rawls
    Florida A & M University

    1998
    Dr. James R. Gavin, III
    Livingstone College

    2000
    Dr. David Satcher
    Morehouse College

    2001
    Dr. Diane Adams
    Howard University

    2002
    Dr. Yvonne Thompson Maddox
    Virginia Union University

    2003
    Dr. Jesse Belmont Barber
    Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

  • 2004
    Dr. Levi Watkins
    Tennessee State University

    2005
    Dr. Charlie Bridges
    Alcorn State University

    2006
    Dr. Dwight D. Perry, Jr.
    North Carolina Central University

    2007
    Dr. Alvin H. Crawford
    Tennessee State University

    2008
    Dr. Edward A. Rankin
    Lincoln University

    2009
    Dr. Georgia M. Dunston
    Norfolk State University

    2010
    Dr. John E. Maupin, Jr.
    Meharry Medical College

    2014
    Dr. Haywood L. Brown
    North Carolina A & T State University

    2015
    Dr. Regina Benjamin
    Xavier University & Morehouse School of Medicine


    • Science

  • 1986
    Dr. Julian Earls
    Norfolk State University

    1987
    Dr. Ronald E. McNair
    North Carolina A T & T University

    1989
    Dr. Samuel P. Massie
    Fisk University

    1990
    Dr. Beny J. Primm
    West Virginia State University

    1991
    Dr. Hattie Carwell
    Bennett College

    1992
    Dr. Walter Roberts
    Mississippi Valley State University

    1993
    Dr. Jennie Patrick
    Tuskegee University

  • 1994
    Dr. Lilia Abron
    LeMoyne-Owen College

    1995
    Colonel Willie L. Frazier
    Claflin University

    1996
    Dr. James Harris
    Huston-Tillotson College

    1997
    Dr. Joseph B. Morris
    Howard University

    1998
    Robert Benjamin Lee, III
    Norfolk State University

    1999
    Dr. James Letton
    Kentucky State University

    2000
    Katherine Coleman Johnson
    West Virginia State University

  • 2001
    Dr. Luther S. Williams
    Miles College

    2003
    Dr. Keith Norris
    Howard University

    2007
    Dr. Roosevelt Calbert
    Jackson State University

    2010
    Dr. Goldie S. Byrd
    North Carolina A&T State University

    2014
    Dr. Cora B. Marrett
    Virgina Union University

    2015
    Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi
    Tougaloo College


    • Lifetime Achievement

  • 1992
    Dr. Mable Parker McLean
    Barber Scotia College

    1993
    Dr. William A. McMillan, Sr.
    Johnson C. Smith University

    1993
    Dr. John A. Peoples, Jr.
    Jackson State University

    1994
    Dr. Walter Washington
    Tougaloo College

    1995
    Montford Irvin
    Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

    1995
    Dr. Samuel Myers
    Morgan State University

    1995
    Thomas W. Dortch, Jr.
    Fort Valley State University

    1996
    Hon. Parren Mitchell
    Morgan State University

    1996
    Edward Stanley Temple
    Tennessee State University

    1996
    Donald C. Wade
    Southern University

    1997
    Lt. General Julius W. Becton, Jr.
    Prairie View A & M University

    1997
    Hon. Damon J. Keith
    West Virginia State University

    1998
    Elder Lee A. Paschal
    Oakwood College

    1999
    Earl Lloyd
    West Virginia State University

    1999
    John Morton
    Lane College

  • 2000
    Dr. Clifford Baker
    Alabama State University

    2001
    William “Buddy” Blakey
    Knoxville College

    2002
    Azie Taylor Morton
    Huston-Tillotson College

    2002
    Ozell Sutton
    Philander Smith College

    2002
    Opal Smith
    Prairie View A & M University

    2003
    Billye Aaron
    Texas College

    2003
    Fred Gray
    Alabama State University

    2003
    Lerone Bennett, Jr.
    Morehouse College

    2004
    Dr. Nathan Hare
    Langston University

    2005
    Rev. Jesse Jackson
    North Carolina A & T State University

    2005
    Dr. Sybil C. Mobley
    Bishop College

    2005
    Hon. Lawrence Wilder
    Virginia Union University

    2006
    Dr. John Hope Franklin
    Fisk University

    2006
    John W. Mack
    Clark Atlanta University

    2006
    Anthony Viaer
    Huston-Tillotson University

  • 2007
    Dr. Elridge W. McMillan
    Clark Atlanta University

    2007
    Benjamin S. Ruffin
    North Carolina Central University

    2007
    Percy E. Sutton
    Tuskegee University

    2008
    Eunice Walker Johnson
    Talladega College

    2008
    Willie E. Jeffries
    South Carolina State University

    2008
    Dr. Hilliard L. Lackey, III
    Jackson State University

    2009
    Samuel Jones
    North Carolina Central University

    2010
    Julian Bond
    Morehouse College

    2010
    Dr. N. Joyce Payne
    Clark Atlanta University

    2010
    Dr. Samuel Jolley, Jr.
    Fort Valley State University

    2014
    Dr. Ruth Simmions
    Dillard University

    2014
    Dr. Gladys Hope Franklin White
    Hampton University

    2015
    Ada Anderson
    Hutson-Tillotson University


    • Chairman's Award

  • 2014
    Reverend C. T. Vivian
    Western Illinois University

  • 2015
    Micheal Smith
    Winston-Salem State University