Jr. College Alumnus of the Year Award

Photo of Edward Campbell

Mr. Edward Campbell

Junior College Alumnus of the Year

Class of 1948

Edward Campbell graduated from Gardner-Webb in 1948. After he left Gardner-Webb, he went on to further his education at Western Carolina University. Ed established a very lucrative career as Vice President of Sales for Kenneth G. Lilly Fasteners, Inc.


Prior to his time at Gardner-Webb, Ed served in World War II and sailed in the North Russia convoys from 1942-1945 with the U.S. Merchant Marines and U.S. Navy. In 1992, he was invited to the Russian Embassy in Washington, DC, along with others, to receive a medal from the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, Mr. Vladimir P. Lukin for his involvement in the convoys. Ed frequently speaks to history classes at Kings Mountain High School about his experiences during the depression and during World War II in Murmansk, Russia called the “Murmansk Run.”


Ed and his wife of 20 years, Phyllis Henderson Campbell, reside in Kings Mountain, NC. He has one son, Mr. Scott Campbell and 2 beautiful granddaughters. 


Edward, we welcome you as the 2013 Junior College Alumnus of the Year.

Past Jr. College Alumnus of the Year Award Recipients

2012 Mrs. Daphne Randolph Bridges, 1954

2011 Mr. Edward "Mac" Hill, 1955

2010 Pat Ramsey Wells, 1963

2009 Rev. Robert White Abrams, A.A. 1942

2008 Mr. Charles Morgan Starnes, A.A. 1955

2007 Mr. J. Scott Padgett, A.A. 1967

2006 Mr. Richard English Hardee, B.S. 1988

2005 Mr. Clay Warf, A.A. 1965

2004 Mr. B. Elmo Scoggin, A.A. 1935

2003 Ms. Martha Ann Mason, A.A. 1958

2002 Mr. Charles Jerome Spivey, A.A. 1949

2001 Mr. M. Reid Armstrong, A.A. 1958

2000 Mr. Elmer Udean Burke, A.A. 1960