2019 Alumni Award Winners

Dr. Sinclair E. Lewis

Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award

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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James M. Landreth

Outstanding Young Alumni Award

Empowered by his technical training from the University of South Carolina, James Landreth is a leader in both the US Navy and US Coast Guard. After demanding tours as a Submarine Officer in the Navy and equipped with his Master’s, James began his civilian career as the Lead Mechanical Engineer for the Coast Guard’s National Security Cutter propulsion program.

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Dr. Gerald E. Harmon

Distinguished Alumni Award

Gerald Harmon has held several leadership positions in the South Carolina Medical Association, including chairman of the board and president. He serves as a clinical professor at two of South Carolina’s medical schools, a commitment that has been well recognized as he has been named “Community Educator of the Year” by both the South Carolina Academy of Family Physicians and the South Carolina Area Health Education Consortium.

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Dr. Bambi W. Gaddist


Bambi W. Gaddist has committed the past 35 years of her professional life working in the area of human sexuality with a specific focus on HIV/AIDS/STI community level mobilization, behavioral intervention and research, technical assistance/capacity building and the elimination of other health disparities.  She serves as Board of Directors for the Southern AIDS Coalition, National Black Women’s HIV/AIDS Network, National Black HIV/AIDS Advocacy and Policy Network and served as Chair of the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Care Crisis Task Force (2006-2012). 

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