Established in April 1983 by the university’s Board of Trustees, the Charles Duncan McIver Award has been established for recognition of North Carolinians who have rendered unusually distinguished public service to the state or nation. This award, in the form of a medal bearing the likeness of Charles Duncan McIver, will be known as the “McIver Medal” in honor of the University’s founder.
- Nominations must be thoroughly documented.
- No full-time UNCG employee or trustee is eligible until three years beyond his or her term of service.
- No more than one McIver Award is presented in one year, and the award is not required to be presented in any given year.
2013 – Maggie Jeffus, ’70 MEd, N.C. Representative
2012 – Martha Hendrix Kaley ’80 MEd
2011 – Sue Woodall Cole, Business Leader
2010 – Stanley & Doris Tanger, Philanthropic Leaders
2009 – Ann Goodnight, Philanthropic and Volunteer Leader
2008 – No award presented
2007 – James B. Hunt, Governor, North Carolina
2006 – Hugh M. Morton, Conservationist and Preservationist
2005 – E. S. “Jim” Melvin, President, The Bryan Foundation
2004 – Don Cameron, President, Guilford Technical Community College
2002 – Dennis Barry, President & CEO, Moses Cone Medical System
2001 – Charles Hamner, President & CEO, North Carolina Biotechnology Center
2000 – Thomas W. Lambeth, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
1999 – Gerhardt Zimmerman, Maestro, North Carolina Symphony
1998 – John Hope Franklin, Professor, Duke University
1997 – Terry Sanford, Governor and Senator, North Carolina
1996 – Barton A. Parks, Professor of Justice and Policy, Guilford College
1995 – C. Stewart Rogers, Healthserve Medical Center; Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro
1994 – Jack F. Matlock, Jr., Ambassador, US Foreign Service
1993 – No Award Presented
1992 – William C. Friday, President, The University of North Carolina System
1991 – L. Richardson Preyer, Congressman, United States Congress
1990 – Robert Byrd Jordan III, Lieutenant Governor, North Carolina
1989 – Bland W. Worley, Board Chairman, Barclays American Corporation
1988 – Martha K. Sharpless, Chief of Pediatric Teaching Service, Moses Cone Hospital
1987 – Archie K. Davis, Board Chairman, Wachovia Corporation
1986 – Henry E. Frye, Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court
1985 – Susie Marshall Sharpe, Chief Justice, North Carolina Supreme Court