2017 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
2017
Jonathan Slocomb


Oakwood 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
Debbie Allen


Howard 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
2016
Alvin Attles, Jr.


North Carolina A&T State University
2017
H. Anthony “Tony” Wyllie


Texas Southern 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
2016
Dr. Kase Lawal


Texas Southern University
2017
Mitchell A. Martin, CPA, MBA


North Carolina 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. Francis Wilson Canty

Tennessee State University

2015
The Honorable David Dinkins

Howard University

2016
Rev. Dr. William Barber II

North Carolina Central 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 Universityi
2003
Dr. Shirley Knox-Benton


Huston -Tillotson College
2004
Dr. Oswald P. Bronson


Bethune-Cookman College
2002
Dr. Wilma Roscoe


Livingstone 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
2016
Dr. David Beckley


Rust 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 Universityy
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
2016
Bishop Dr. George W. Brooks
North Carolina A&T State University

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. 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
2016
Honorable George Butterfield


North Carolina Central University

Medicine


1986
Dr. George Debnam


Shaw University
1987
Dr. Edith Irby Jones


Knoxville College
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
1993
Dr. Joycelyn Elders


Philander Smith College
1993
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

2016
Dr. Valerie Callender


Bennett College
2016
Dr. James Bennett


Clark Atlanta University

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
2016
Norma Ely-Jones


Florida Memorial University
2016
Honorable Revius O. Ortique Jr.


Dillard University (Posthumously)

Chairman's Award


2014
Reverend C. T. Vivian


Western Illinois University
2015
Micheal Smith


Winston-Salem State University

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
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