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THELMA THURSTON GORHAM 
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD

About the award: The late Thelma Thurston Gorham (1913-1991) was the first journalism instructor at FAMU. She was one of few African-American women to work in newspaper journalism at a time when it was not fashionable for African Americans or women to do so. The Distinguished Alumnus Award honors successful alumni who have made significant contributions in journalism and in the community. Each serves as an inspiration to current students. 


     
1994
Keith Miles ('79)
B.S., Broadcast Journalism
1995
Joe Ogelsby ('70)
B.S., English/Journalism
1996
Joyce Evans ('78)
B.S., Broadcast Journalism
     
   
1997
Rick Oppenheim ('79)
B.S., Public Relations
1999
Betsy Helgager-Hughes
B.S., Public Relations
2000
Annetta Wilson ('78)
B.S., Broadcast Journalism
     
 2001
Carmen Cummings ('84)
B.S., Broadcast Journalism
 2002
Tola Thompson ('84)
B.S., Newspaper Journalism
 2003
Kim Godwin ('84)
B.S., Broadcast Journalism
     
 
  2004
Denise Hendricks
B.S., Broadcast Journalist
  2005
Carolyn Fennell (   )
B.S., English/Journalism
  2006
Avido Khahaifa ('84)
B.S., Newspaper Journalism
     
 
 2007
Africa Price ('92)
B.S., Newspaper Journalism
2008
Kathy Times ('98)
B.S., Broadcast Journalism
 2009
Peter McKay ('97)
B.S., Newspaper Journalism
     
 
2010
Jennifer Wiggins ('94)
B.S., Broadcast Journalism
1988
Audra Strong Burch
B.S. newspaper journalism
 
     
* 1998 - No award given