Alumni Awards & Recognitions

Every year, Alumni Relations upholds the annual tradition of crowning Mr. or Ms. Alumni and recognizing the Family of the Year. These traditions highlight FSU alumni that are active within the Bronco community and within their own communities. 


Mr. Alumni 2020-2021

Kevin Wardlaw

Mr. Kevin Wardlaw

Kevin Wardlaw is a 1986 graduate of Fayetteville State University where he majored in Speech and Theatre. He participated in theatre productions and was the radio announcer for the campus-based public radio.

Kevin was a scholarship athlete playing football and running track for the Broncos and was inducted into the Fayetteville State Hall of Fame in 2007. He pledged Omega Psi Phi in the fall of 1983. He served as the basileus for the Delta Gamma chapter and was Omega Man of Year for the Charlotte Alumni chapter, Pi Phi. He has been a photojournalist for WCNC for the last 32 years. Kevin is an active member of his church, Memorial Presbyterian in Charlotte and is a proud husband and father.

Past Families of the Year:

2018- The Brewington-Sansbury Family 

2017 -The Miller-Gillespie Family

2016- The Patterson Family

2015- The Offie and Cora Brown Family

2014- The Cisrow and Octavia Prince Thomas Family

2013- The Barnes and Braswell Family

2012- The James and Mallie Monroe Family

2011- The White/ McAllister Family

2010- The Larry and Hattie Bush Family

2009- The Late Charlie and Nellie Marable Family

2008- The Rev. Ernest and Mable Bacote Family

2007- The Rev. James and Susie Evelyn Sparrow Family

2006- The Late Rev. George and Cora Steele Family

2005- The Robert and the late Addie Brown Melvin Family

2004- The Rev. Bessie Moore Family

2003- The Alvin and Ruth Taylor Family

2002- N/A

2001- The Dennis R. and Polly Simpson McNair Family

2000- The Earl and Mildred Best Smith Family

1999- The David O' Berry and Maggie Darden Bell Family

1998- The Wilson and Maudie P. Lawrence Family

1997- The Henry Herman and Bessie Parker Family

1996- The George W. and Betty Brown Family

1995- The Josephine Rozier Thompson Family

1994- The Paul and Annie Bryant Family

1993- The Roy and Reather McNeill Family

1992- The Raymond and Myrtle Battle Family

1991- The Rev. D. Hector and Henrietta McEachern Family

1990- The Gabriel McNeill Family

1989- The Vivian Diggs Family

1988- The Rev. Jeremiah and Leolar Williams Family

1987- The Cornie Lee and Ella Mae McLauchlin Family

1986- The David Hill Family

1985- The Batrice Bracey Family

1984- The Jessie Mae Owens Family

1983- The James B. Wright Family