Alumnus of the Year Award

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Delaina Adams Smith

Alumnus of the Year

Class of 1995
Class of 2010

Delaina Adams Smith is an educational leader with 14 plus years of teaching, coaching, and educational leadership experience. She has experience coaching women’s basketball at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels. In her first year as an educational leader, her school achieved high growth status and was recognized as a School of Distinction. Her school also met 13 out of 13 performance targets.

 

Delaina holds a MA in Educational Leadership from Gardner-Webb University and a BS in Business Administration also from Gardner-Webb University with a Minor in Management Information Systems. She received her teaching licensure in Business Education through East Carolina University in 2004. While at Gardner-Webb, Delaina earned All-Conference honors playing women’s basketball. She was inducted into the Gardner-Webb Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009. Delaina is married to her husband of fifteen years, Anthony “Amp” Smith, a member of the Gardner-Webb football team from 1993-1996. They have on son, Kamen Smith (8 years old) and reside in Roaring River, NC.

 

Delaina, we welcome you as the 2013 Alumnus of the Year.



Past Alumnus of the Year Award Recipients

2012 Mr. Robert Earl Cribb, 1975

2011 Mr. Jeff McNeil, 1974

2010 Mr. Thomas Hiott Watson, Jr., 1963

2009 Dr. Philip E. Turner, A.A., 1961

2008 Mr. Ryan Dickson Hendley, B.S., 1971

2007 Mr. Ronald W. Hawkins, A.A., 1955

2006 Dr. Greta Setzer Harper, B.S., 1980

2005 Mrs. Collette W. Deviney, B.S., 1971; M.A., 1982

2004 Mr. C. Neal Alexander, B.S., 1984

2003 Mr. Ronald Vincent Rash, B.A., 1976

2002 Mr. L. Stephen Hendrix, A.A., 1969

2001 Mr. Anthony N. Strange, B.S., 1983

2000 Mr. J.W. Abernathy, III, B.S., 1971

1999 Mr. William Thomas Bell, B.A., 1971

1998 Dr. T. Robert Mullinax, A.A., 1951

1997 Mr. J. Rick Webb, B.S., 1977

1996 Mr. Arnold Dewey Isaacs, A.A., 1957

1995 Rev. Clayton Ryan King, B.A., 1995

1994 Mr. Neils W. Brooks, Sr., B.S., 1978

1993 Mr. Hughy Harford Hollifield, A.A., 1935

1992 Dr. Doris Lavonne Walters, A.A., 1959

1991 Dr. Gilmer W. Blackburn, A.A., 1960

1990 Mr. Max Padgett, A.A., 1950

1989 Dr. Henry L. Smith, Jr., A.A., 1953

1988 Dr. Betty Emmett Knox, A.A., 1954

1987 Dr. Linda Morrison Combs, A.A., 1966

1986 Mr. Bruce Bowers, 1968

1985 Mr. Bobby M. Pettyjohn, A.A., 1952

1984 Mr. J. Lowery Austell, A.A., 1924

1983 Mr. H. Gene Washburn, A.A., 1952

1982 Mr. Joseph E. Cabaniss, Sr., A.A., 1943

1981 Mr. Jack D. Mullinax, A.A., 1932

1980 Mr. Robert P. Long, A.A., 1937

1979 Mr. Dan Moore Helms, Jr., A.A., 1937

1978 Dr. Helen Marie Stinson, A.A., 1954

1977 Mr. John G. Creech, A.A., 1955

1976 Mr. Leon Julius Pinkston, A.A., 1951

1975 Mr. Forrest William Hunt, A.A., 1931

1974 Mr. John Purcell Carlton, B.S., 1974

1973 Ms. Bette Falls McGraw, A.A., 1949

1972 Mr. Horace Greely Hammett, A.A., 1921

1971 Mr. Thomas Jefferson McGraw, A.A., 1949

1970 Ms. Aileen Jones Gamble, A.A., 1939

1969 Mr. James Roy Roberson, A.A., 1949

1968 Mr. John E. Roberts, A.A., 1949

1967 Dr. E. Eugene Poston, A.A., 1943

1966 Mr. Leary R. Harrill, Jr., A.A., 1918

1965 Mr. Hubert Conrad Dixon, A.A., 1935

1964 Mr. Zeb Vance Moss, A.A., 1950

1963 Ms. Ella McCurry Campbell, A.A., 1911

1962 Ms. Dorothy Washburn Edwards, A.A., 1935

1961 Mr. John R. Dover, Jr., A.A., 1911

1960 Mr. Oliver Paul Hamrick, A.A., 1911

1959 Mr. Donnie Gold Yelton, A.A., 1924

1958 Mr. Leon H. Hollingsworth, A.A., 1941

1957 Mr. Arnold Wesley Kincaid, A.A., 1926