Dr. Dennis Pruitt

Dr. Dennis Pruitt – 2021

Dennis Pruitt, vice president for student affairs and vice provost at the University of South Carolina, has led the University’s Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support since 1983. He designed the university’s first and award-winning enrollment-management model, developed what is widely regarded as one of the earliest and most thorough strategic-planning processes in the field and significantly enhanced the university’s student-service programs.

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Dr. Donna Hooks

Dr. Donna Hooks – 2020

Since graduating from the University of South Carolina in December 1977, Donna Hooks has dedicated herself to serving students, educators, and her community. She worked for 36 years as a teacher and administrator in Horry County Schools, ending her career at national and state award winning Burgess Elementary School, which she opened as principal in 2007.

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Dr. Sinclair E. Lewis – 2019

Graduating high school, our country at war in Korea and no means to attend college, Sinclair Lewis enlisted in the US Air Force and served two tours in the war zone. Following his return to civilian life, he enrolled as a day student at The Citadel and the following year transferred to the University of South Carolina. While at the university, he became actively involved in student affairs and in Sigma Nu Fraternity. 

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